Linked Questions

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How should I handle chat flags? [duplicate]

Chat flags cause quite a bit of drama. This FAQ might be useful to help avoid drama by educating those who handle chat flags. As a 10k chat user/chat moderator, I see a small blue circle in chat. ...
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What powers do chat room owners have? [duplicate]

The FAQ says: Each room has owners, who can change various room settings and transfer ownership to other users. And: There are not a lot of responsibilites connected to room ownership, just a ...
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Chat Moderation Guidelines [duplicate]

So I sometimes see messages flagged in chat and get the options "approve" "disagree" or something else. Are there guidelines about how to deal with these flags? I couldn't find any (I didn't look ...
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Am I supposed to be reviewing spam flags? [duplicate]

I was just chatting in chat when I saw a little ping-like circle except it was blue and on the wrong side. So I did what any good citizen would do and I clicked it. It quickly prompted me to review a ...
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Join us for the second MSE Town Hall on Wednesday June 22nd

Last month we got together with many of you in the Tavern for our first Meta Stack Exchange Town Hall. Like we shared in my original announcement, amazing as meta is, we need to do more to keep lines ...
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Let's experiment with town-hall-style chat events

When we first launched meta, something pretty amazing happened—we came together and defined what we feel is one of the most transparent and inclusive ways that a company can communicate with the ...
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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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Set a benchmark on acceptable behaviour

I answered a question on SO meta today, where the female OP is expressing being upset about some gender issues, only to go back into chat and find a comment about something missing "tits". I flag ...
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What's a kinder way to stake a help vampire?

I've had to deal with users who sometimes exhibit some of the qualities of a help vampire on chat, some of which are unique to Stack Exchange. They barge in and ask questions. Sometimes they randomly ...
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Autotranslate to English in chat flags

Recently while in a chat room, a chat message from another room popped up as having been flagged, however the entire text was in Russian, which necessitated needing to open up google translate to get ...
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How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)?

I was recently suspended in chat here on Meta.SE. I would like to know how I could have handled this situation better and avoided a suspension. Link to transcript: https://chat.meta.stackexchange....
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Can we get some official guidelines for chat suspension lengths?

To call the moderation on Stack Exchange Chat inconsistent would be somewhat of an understatement. A flagged message might be handled by any of the 300+ moderators, the result is highly variable. ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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Why are there so many bins amongst Stack Overflow chat rooms?

I have been noticing for a long time the number of bins amongst Stack Overflow chat rooms. Here are a few: bin recycle bin then there are a few more ... pedantic bin trash can dust bin void /bin/...
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Allow room owners to customize the welcome pop up

Today, a welcome pop up was rolled out to users in chat: This is useful, but I feel as though it would be even more useful if room owners could use it to specify what was and wasn't allowed in their ...

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