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Toward a philosophy of Chat

TL;DR: The Problem This keeps happening in chat: Surprise at flags on vulgar messages. Language that would invariably get your comments deleted on the main site occasionally gets flagged and deleted ...
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4answers
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Why am I suspended from chatting for a message from three months ago?

I have just been suspended from chatting in the C++ lounge for a message that was deleted by the @Feeds bot, that is from May this year. Why now the suspension (30 mins) for a message so old already?!...
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3answers
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Please provide moderators with better tools for moderating users in chat

Had a bit of a situation this morning between two users in chat... Won't go into detail, but we'll be strongly encouraging one of the users to never return to chat (or Stack Overflow) as a result. ...
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4answers
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Are expletives allowed in SE chat?

Along the lines of the discussion (poll) on expletives on SE sites, what is the policy for them in chat? In my mind, there is a very large difference between proper SE site content (posts and ...
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2answers
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Defend against flag spam in chat

We have incidents where we get 10+ flags from the same room in rapid succession. This happens on multiple occasions and we have reason to believe it's a single user doing this. I don't think it's of ...
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1answer
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Opt-Out for chat flags [duplicate]

Today, we had a user in the PHP chat bug people by repeatedly asking the same question. The user would ping individuals with the same message. I've asked the user to please stop bugging people and ...
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2answers
217 views

Show who flagged a message in chat

I'd really like to see that, in chat, flagged messages should show who flagged them. Right now, and this is far from the first time, there's some user flagging every message by a certain other user. ...
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1answer
343 views

Remove user validation of chat flags

Back in the heady days of 2010 when the chat system was being refined, it definitely made sense to have user validation of chat flags. At that point I'm guessing we had a dozen or so moderators ...
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1answer
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What happens if the Feeds guy gets flagged for spam/offensive messages?

Given the many recent discussions about the problems with flagging in the chat, I just wondered what actually would happen if enough people flagged a message of that Feeds guy as spam/offensive. ...
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Disable flagging on old chat messages

In response to the effect this question is referring, I am proposing one of two possible scenarios: Disallow flags on chat messages older than X hours, or Remove old flagged posts from the transcript,...