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326 votes
36 answers

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 ...
Shog9's user avatar
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191 votes
19 answers

We're more aggressively enforcing self-moderation in chat

While the timing of this post coincides with us expressing some serious concerns around how we're not doing a good job of helping and guiding Stack Overflow to remain a welcoming place for everyone, ...
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168 votes
4 answers

Add escalation system to chat flags

The offensive/spam flags in chat are shown to every moderator from a parent site (on that is every SE 2.0 moderator, more than 200 right now) and 10k chat users as well. This is ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
86 votes
3 answers

Impose a re-entry delay on users kicked out of a chat room

Currently, moderators can kick users out of a room. I've done this to two users now, and they just come right back into the room. I conclude that it's not effective for its presumed purpose (slowing ...
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66 votes
4 answers

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?!...
Tony The Lion's user avatar
92 votes
4 answers

Let me opt out of viewing chat flags

I'm not a moderator. I have ~50k rep on Server Fault. I am a regular in chat. Because chat allows all 10k+ users across the network to act on chat flags, I (and many other regulars in SF chat) see ...
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30 votes
7 answers

What should be the limits for chat bots interacting with regular users?

There is a controversy about a certain chat bot in some chat rooms. The one major disagreement is about the bot greeting new users in chat. Some users argue that this is helpful to explain the chat ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
83 votes
1 answer

What is an acceptable answer?

I answered a question and my answer was: (pick one) Deleted Converted to a comment Added to my question as an edit Why was this? Why was my answer not acceptable? What is the definition of an ...
40 votes
6 answers

What is our policy on strong language in chat used in good humor, and flags on said language?

There are a couple of chatrooms on chat.SE where strong language is considered OK. By this, I mean that room regulars may use possibly offensive language (no racial slurs, just words like f**k) and ...
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50 votes
3 answers

Can we implement temporary automatic comment ban on 'x' number of validated rude comment flags?

There's been problems with abusive comments since the site started. What's with all the rude comments recently? We still haven't managed to conquer the issue. Negative comments drive new users ...
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-13 votes
6 answers

Bandwagoning in chat, suspended account [closed]

I recently went into a SO C++ chat and was needlessly suspended. My chat transcript starts from this message. (Note that some messages were flagged and have since been removed.) Upon entering the room,...
John Smith's user avatar
36 votes
4 answers

New chat moderation tools for the Teachers' Lounge

The Teachers' Lounge (or "TL" for short) is a private chat room that is a dedicated space for the diamond moderators of the Stack Exchange sites to communicate with each other for a variety ...
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34 votes
5 answers

Require two clicks to join a chatroom

There are two camps with very different positions regarding how users should be treated when they join a chat room: If you join a chat room, you've signed on to be addressed by random people and bots....
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23 votes
1 answer

How many chat flags are required to remove a message/ban a user?

In this question, Moderation controls for Public Chat Rooms, balpha says that moderation flags can automatically ban a user and remove a message. I'd like to know exactly how many flags are required, ...
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28 votes
3 answers

A proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the chat flagging system

In this post I'll detail my ideas on how to fix chat flagging. Most of them have been posted in some form before, but I think it is necessary to view those different ideas together as they interact at ...
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