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Real time, stateful web chat that's a part of every Stack Exchange site.

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Emoji shortcodes in chat

StackExchange is not a social network, and using emojis in a question is very seldom a good idea. However, the chats serves another purpose than the questions. In some ways the different chat rooms ...
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Let me skip flags I'm unsure about in chat

I clicked on "not sure" on a chat flag because it was in Russian, which I don't speak, then tried to see the next (it indicated that there were 5), but it just showed a "show all" box. When I clicked ...
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“request access” when viewing a gallery room button covers message content on mobile chat

If I view a gallery room on mobile, and don't want to request access, but I do want to read the last message in the room... that's a bit hard to do. The banner telling me that I need to request access ...
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Answer links copied from search results don't onebox in chat

Once, I searched for a previous answer I wrote here to help out someone who was asking about a similar thing in chat. I copied the link to the answer I was looking for from the search results, and ...
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chat.<site> redirects are giving a server error

Previously, if you attempted to visit chat.<site>.stackexchange.com, it would redirect to the list of chat rooms for that site. For instance, https://chat.scifi.stackexchange.com would redirect ...
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How do I check if a chat flag has been reviewed?

How do I check if a flag I’ve done in chat has been reviewed? If I wasn’t busy at the time I flagged, I would have hung around and see if extra users came into the chat, but I was busy.
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Why don't the owners of a chatroom receive notifications?

Today I realized that an owner of a chatroom does not receive any notification if somebody else leave a comment in your chatroom (unless they ping you). This does not makes much sense to me. On the ...
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Reputation in chat is incorrect

Reputation in chat is incorrect. Example: Jon Skeet https://chat.stackexchange.com/users?tab=all&sort=reputation&page=1: 1168k https://stackexchange.com/users/11683/jon-skeet?tab=accounts: >...
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Notify me for ping from a comment moved to chat

Last evening, I commented on this answer. I then closed the tab and went to bed. At an unknown time, someone responded, pinging me with @Douglas - an exact name match. This morning, comments on that ...
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I can't turn off the new mobile chat interface even though the option is not activated in Preferences

Referring to this post about being forced to use the new mobile interface. In the Answer, we are told to go to our chat preferences and make sure that checkbox is not activated. The OP says it was ...
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Can't turn off the mobile chat interface in iPad [duplicate]

Back in October I asked about turning off the mobile chat interface on my iPad. At that time, it was sufficient to choose "full site" from the menu to turn it off. Sometime over the past few days, ...
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Why am I forced to use the newest chat interface?

When logging into chat-stackexange I am presented with this message: The new mobile version of chat is now the default mobile version on devices that support it. Unlike the classic (okay, ...
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Clicking on full site loads mobile chat again

I was switching from mobile chat to full site to upload an image on chat room on my mobile. Clicking on full site still gives mobile chat after a page refresh. I tried several times but the result ...
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Issue with accessing chat.stackexchange.com [closed]

Any reason why accessing https://chat.stackexchange.com/ is shown as "connection not secure" and unable to connect by the browser ? Currently on Windows 10 and encountering issue on both browsers: ...
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Unable to change parent site for Stack Exchange Chat

When I go to my profile on chat.stackexchange.com, it says Parent site Area51 and I would like to change this site to Raspberry Pi. I click "Chanhe? and it brings up an empty text field. I have tried ...
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Chat still shows the old Warm Welcome hat

Yesterday the star on the Warm Welcome hat was changed to a heart, according to this post. But it seems like chat.stackexchange.com has not been updated yet. I see the new hat on my profile, but not ...
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When I bookmark a conversation in a private chat, who can see it?

When we bookmark a chat conversation, the bookmark is saved publicly on our chat profiles. For example, here's mine. When I bookmark a conversation in a private chat to which only some users have ...
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The create-chatroom page incorrectly specifies the conversations as licensed under cc-wiki

The create a new chat-room page is probably one that doesn't get a lot of traffic, which probably makes issues with it have a relatively low impact, but this one should probably be fixed: The ...
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Winter Bash 2019 Hats Don't Appear in Chat

Apparently Winter Bash hats are supposed to appear in chat, but they do not.
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Clarifications for suspensions in chat

Just now, I was suspended from MSE chat. I was told not to bring up certain topics and was silenced for 30 seconds, so I accepted this and refrained from discussing the topic. Shortly after that as ...
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What is the purpose of MSE in contrast to chat and defining community consensus?

This is what I think (or believe) how the MSE Q&A site and the various chat rooms "come together" as basis of our community: Within the various chat-rooms, depending on scope and audience, topics ...
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How to do “polls” in “chat”?

Moderation decided to close and delete my question Winter Bash … does it matter to you this year? I asked today. In the explanation about that close/deletion, moderator Tinkeringbell also mentioned: ...
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Can users delete their chat account after deleting all their other accounts?

I noticed a former mod who has deleted all their accounts still has their chat account (emphasis mine): My diamond how now been removed and I have scheduled the deletion of all of my accounts ...
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How can I tell when a question was posted on the Recent Questions chat ticker feed?

I'm pretty sure I saw a question on our ticker feed today and I would like to check at what time it was published by the feed. The closest I got to an answer was by checking the Feeds chat user's ...
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Chat search is broken for words with diacritics, like “ingénieurs” [duplicate]

Chat search is broken for words containing letters with diacritics on them cannot be matched. Indeed, these are even considered "word boundaries" themselves! For example, searching the French ...
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Add a way to exclude messages from specific rooms when searching chat

Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against ...
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Appoint chat moderators exclusively responsible for moderating chat

Currently, the way that chat moderation is set up, it relies heavily on site moderators moderating chat in addition to their main Q&A site. Moderators have some pretty powerful tools (freezing ...
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Rename the Teachers' Lounge

I've always found the name of the Teachers' Lounge to be mildly condescending, as if those who inhabit it see themselves as holding a superior position over the common users. This isn't what was ...
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Let's use Town Hall chats to bridge the gap between company and community

It seems that Stack Exchange is doing an increasingly poor job of communicating with the community about policy changes, decision-making processes, and problem solving. This has caused or exacerbated ...
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Transcript has time in UTC

Just got invited to a chat and received the notification on Stack's INBOX Once clicking on it in, i can the transcript with time in UTC which is one hour before my time zone Then i click ...
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Chat Room title being a url breaks UI

Not sure if this is the right place to report this bug but I thought it was worth raising. The following chatroom has a title that is a URL: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/99790/https-politics-...
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Moderator moves comments to chat - can low-rep user participate?

Something that isn't clear to me in the other discussions on this topic: Low-rep users can't write comments on anything other than their own posts (questions or answers) or answers to their own ...
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Use the non-mobile chat interface on iPad

My main site is Stack Overflow, where I'm a member of a couple of chat rooms and RO of one of them. When chatting I'm usually at my iPad, for which I have a keyboard and use the device in "landscape" ...
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Posting a message “https://chat.stackoverflow.com” in chat shows a picture for Stack Overflow that links to the stackoverflow.com homepage

Look here: I posted this message in Chat: https://chat.stackoverflow.com/ It oneboxed like if I had posted https://stackoverflow.com/ This doesn't happen with a link to https://ja....
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Are there any topic boundaries for the private chat room Teachers' Lounge?

Because privacy and confidentiality means "what happens here, stays here", does that mean that participants there can freely voice concerns or questions that when brought to the public would be closed,...
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Chat's “Ignores” moderator page is broken

On all the chat domains, the moderator page has a link to the path /admin/users, and the tab "Ignores" on that page is broken, which simply throws and display a HTTP 500 server error page. I couldn't ...
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chat.<site>.stackexchange.com is mapped by DNS and triggers errors

One of our users recently tried to access the StackExchange chat through chat.crypto.stackexchange.com which depending on a few things will either yield a domain miss-match certificate error or will ...
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How can we help and support users with anxiety in the context of Stack Exchange?

As a user, I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be much overall consideration or discussion about this topic. Now as a user with anxiety this is pretty important to me and I would like it to be ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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Flagging a message by a moderator resulted in a suspension from another moderator [closed]

What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original ...
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In beta site chat rooms, the account suspension message is nearly unreadable [duplicate]

On the Board and Card games chat site, the account suspension message is very difficult to see. In my browser (Chrome on Linux) it looks like this: For anyone who has trouble seeing it, that says ...
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Long username partially overlaps with site logo in chat profile popup

For users with rather long names, the username partially overlaps with the site logo in the chat profile popup: Tested in the latest Firefox and Chrome on macOS Mojave.
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Can MSE (and SO) chat notify me on other sites’ chats?

Recently, I’ve been trying to check the Tavern on the Meta, along with rooms on other Chat sites, at the same time. However, on MSE chatrooms, the accounts are separate from non-MSE ones. If I am in ...
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How do you type `\` inside a codeblock in chat?

I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type ...
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Chat bug? Pings and replies time out

I'm experiencing a strange bug. If I add a ping (@user) in my chat message, or reply to a specific message, then the message times out: Ordinary messages go through just fine.
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Cropping top starred lines in chat, responsive

I was at a chat room and noticed starred lines cropping: If I check responsiveness by shaking the thing, it pops in and out: I saw this in one of my browsers, and checked that happens in all of ...
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Anonymized chat messages are now searchable by user

Something appears to have changed recently whereby anonymised messages have become searchable under the user. For example; https://chat.stackoverflow.com/search?user=1640606&q=stackoverflow This ...
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Unable to load Stack Exchange Chat when on VPN

I recently started using a VPN service while accessing Internet on all my computers (Specifically NordVPN). While the various network sites appear to work fine, I am unable to load the Stack Exchange ...
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Hide messages from ignored user in chat transcript

For technical reasons(*) I'm following a chat room by reading the transcript rather than visiting the chat room itself. The problem is, there is this one user who keeps disrupting any conversation ...
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What about this particular message is inappropriate or offensive?

I was recently suspended for the following in a casual chat room (spoilered, in case it is offensive): This was a continuation of a discussion I had with someone about moderation abuse. Within ...

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