Linked Questions

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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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19answers
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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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3answers
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A guide to moderating chat

Chat is an offshoot of the main site, and using it is a privilege users earn early on during their time here. Chat is our place for: Real-time collaboration Meeting fellow members of the ...
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7answers
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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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6answers
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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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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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5answers
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The “Be Nice Policy” - and Chat

The revised "Be Nice Policy" states: Don't be a jerk. .... Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is so not a dating site. When a ...
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2answers
649 views

Should bots not speak unless they are spoken to?

Our friendly RebolBot got flagged for the first time, apparently for an automated greeting. Another bot was taken down for (among other reasons cited) speaking without spoken to: Is it the case that ...
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1answer
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Let's do regular Meta SE Town Hall Chats (on hiatus)

Back in 2016, Ana conducted a couple of experimental "town-hall" chat sessions. They worked pretty well, so we all agreed to keep doing them... ...And then, uh, didn't. That's a real shame. So, we ...
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0answers
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When reviewing chat flags, please show two lines of context and underline the message timestamp

Not all communities and rooms are created equal. Some have higher standards than others. Thus, what can be considered offensive in one room may be very well acceptable in another. What makes them ...
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A moderation dashboard for chat

Chat Moderation has recently been a topic in the MSE Town Hall Chat #2. This is not only due to the fact that chat moderation is percieved as inconsistent by chat users, chat flags being broken and ...