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Weird “pop out” when I click “Stack Exchange” in Chat [duplicate]

When I go to chat, click the “Stack Exchange” button on the top left side, and there’s a pop up shown as below. I can’t see my reputation for all sites in the “Your Communities” section. For “More ...
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Incomplete support for webp images on chat

Recently support was added for webp images across all the network. Yet, chat was left out. As a result, webp images used in chat do not get oneboxed like other images. I don't know if this is a small ...
SPArcheon - on strike's user avatar
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Feeds do not seem to post updates in chat

The last feed activity in The Meta Room on Stack Overflow is from 2024-06-14. The bot has not posted about new questions in the room since then, even though there have been at least 13 more. Some from ...
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No pong for the ping! No inbox notifications for chat pings [duplicate]

Well, I may have moved my main-site activity elsewhere, but I still talk to people in chat here, so I very much prefer receiving notifications when they ping for me. I mean, how else will I pong them? ...
Andreas moved to Codidact's user avatar
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You Shall Stay Here Forever! (aka chat auto leave isn't working anymore) [duplicate]

Normally, after joining a chat room in Stack Exchange, if you close the browser tab (or window) the chat will trigger auto leave after a short while, think it was up to 15 minutes. However, this ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Chat search does not bring up new results [duplicate]

Searching in chat returns results but the newest ones it brings back stop somewhere between 2024-06-14 03:00 UTC and 2024-06-14 04:00 UTC. I did not find the exact point but it should be in this ...
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Some images uploaded in chat cannot be visited via the link

This is an intermittent failure and I cannot find a good way to reliably reproduce it. Some times when uploading an image in chat it shows up but the link leads to a page that says "oh no, that ...
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Can moderators chat in gallery chat rooms? [duplicate]

When reaching 1k reputation, user gains the create gallery chat rooms privilege, which states: A gallery chat room allows anyone to enter, but only specific users may talk in the room, as determined ...
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To find old images in chat, you still have to search with the Imgur URL

I was recently looking for a graph I had posted to a private chat room several months ago. In order to find it, I went to search for messages posted by me containing i.sstatic.net in the room I knew I ...
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Cloudflare is causing i.sstatic.net images to return 429s

After loading a chat transcript with a large number of images, requests to i.sstatic.net have started returning 429s and a Cloudflare CAPTCHA check, which... seems to defeat the point of a dedicated ...
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Why was my account suspended for chat in Meta chats by a moderator?

In short, there was a hot conversation today about politics in the Tavern on the Meta chatroom and a moderator ended up suspending me for chat in Meta chats for six days. I would like to know please ...
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Chat.stackexchange.com chatrooms are broken/flaky

Chat.stackexchange.com seems broken. When entering a chatroom, the loading page stalls, e.g. And transcripts don't load, instead I get a server error. Some hints: this only happens on chat.SE, not ...
Andras Deak -- Слава Україні's user avatar
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Room moderators should be able to edit the room description and manage lower levels of access

Some private chatrooms, most notably the Teachers' Lounge (the network-wide moderator chatroom), are a special type of private room — a staff-moderated room with appointed "room moderators". ...
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Chat flag counter on "Main" Chat.SE appears to be stuck

There appears to be a stuck chat flag counter To replicate: As a moderator go to chat.se, and you see a chat flag counter. Click on it and there aren't any flags, and it vanishes. Refresh or go to ...
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Can't chat in MSE chat [duplicate]

I can't chat on chat.meta.stackexchange.com. Sometimes it shows this page: When looking into console, it shows 500 status code error: And sometimes I am simply not logged in chat (however on MSE I ...
Petəíŕd the Wizard's user avatar
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If a comment URL is pasted to chat will the message be retained if the underlying comment is deleted?

Let's say I paste a comment URL such as: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/100303/what-are-christian-responses-to-graham-oppys-argument-for-atheism-from-naturali#comment284517_100303 ...
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Please let me edit the titles of chat bookmarks

In chat, you can bookmark a series of messages, going from your start message to your end message. Afterwards, it'll show up at /rooms/<roomID>/conversation/<title>. This is useful for ...
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Bot is unable to access site from GitHub Actions [duplicate]

Since a couple of weeks back, a chat bot I run is unable to access the site, specifically when run from GitHub Actions. I sent a question about this using the "contact us" form a couple of ...
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The correct use of chat rooms, for new users (improve visibility and description)

This publication is not related to the chat rooms created or derived from the comments on question and/or answer posts. Maybe this question is bad for old users who already know how to use the ...
Francisco IA Lover's user avatar
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User names wrapped too early in chat transcript (mobile chat version)

On the chat transcript page, usernames are split to several lines for unknown reasons, despite there being enough space on the single line: After joining the chat, all names fit in line: Interesting ...
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What is Stack Exchange doing to fundamentally fix the recent and ongoing chat disruption through serial starring of messages?

Many chatrooms right now have someone or something methodically starring every single recent message, disrupting the starboard messages and making stars effectively useless because they're on every ...
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Why is starring a post still allowed for read-only users in gallery mode chat rooms?

The recent mass star-trolling incident made me realize that any registered user can star any message in read-only gallery chat rooms they don't have any write permission on. This doesn't really seem ...
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Debugging links that don't display correctly in chat (without making a big mess) [duplicate]

In Politics's Agora chat room I posted this text and the display was unsatisfactory because the links didn't show nicely. I expected something like this (except with text dashes instead of the ...
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Mention the maximum image size for images uploaded in chat

The maximum image size one can upload in the chat is 4 MiB (at least for JPG and PNG files, one day someone should look at GIF files). The limit is not mentioned in the chat. Feature request: Mention ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Why is the maximum image size one can upload in the chat twice larger than the maximum image size one can upload in a question or answer?

The upload limit for images and GIF files in questions and answers is 2 MiB, while the chat uploader has a size limit of 4 MiB for JPG and PNG (I haven't looked at GIF). In both cases, large images ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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When discussing in chat about an alleged CoC violation, is it ok to link to the post containing the alleged CoC violation? If not, how to discuss it?

When discussing in the chat about an alleged CoC violation, is it ok to link to the post containing the alleged CoC violation? If not, how to publicly discuss the alleged CoC violation? Motivation of ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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How should a user who writes a chat message that is deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct be disciplined? [duplicate]

If a user writes a chat message that is deemed a violation of the code of conduct, should they receive a chat suspension, an account suspension, or both?
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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View chat mentions across Stack Exchange sites

Is it possible to view chat mentions across Stack Exchange sites? Sometimes I'm doing something and I hear that sound that means somebody replied to me and it's in some tab of some window, where I ...
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Misleading category title in chat

This category is named “mine”. It is a bit misleading since it actually shows what rooms I’m in, not what rooms I own: This suggests that I own The Nineteenth byte, which I do not. Maybe this could ...
The Empty String Photographer's user avatar
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Etiquette for inviting to chat: Asking about removing "noise" / "chit chat" from own Meta SE answered questions

I want to clean up my posts on Meta Stack Exchange from noise/chit-chat. I know that these edits should not invalidate the answers. How should I proceed if I'm unsure about a part? More specifically, ...
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Space before reply causes reply to not render

While typing a chat message that was a reply, I accidentally put a space before the colon marking the reply. I didn’t bother to delete it, as I figured chat would trim the message for me. Instead, the ...
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Having a chat server for every site

This might seem like a stupid question but I recently found out (okay maybe not that recently) that there are unique chat servers for Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange. Why cannot we have a chat ...
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What determines "last seen" time in chat?

My chat profile says last seen 38m ago What does that mean? I can think of many possibilities: it's the last time I was in a room; it's the last time I was in a room, open in a browser window; it's ...
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Can one view who visited a chatroom, and if so, how?

One view the list of users who are currently in a chatroom. Can one view who visited a chatroom in the past (past = before they left the chatroom), and if so, how?
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Who is Dave and what is he doing in the chat?

As discovered here, there's an Easter Egg in chat, triggered when trying to set a negative timeout for a chat room. It shows a funny error message: I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that. So, ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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New Cloudflare protection breaking important bots [duplicate]

Something about SE's DDoS protection or human verification must have changed, which has caused several important chatbots to no longer be able to log in. At first, curling /users/login from my home IP ...
Radvylf Programs's user avatar
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How can one search for some text in one's deleted chat messages?

I've had a few chat messages deleted by a mod and feeds in some chat room. I am looking for a few sentences I wrote in these chat messages. How can one search for some text in one's deleted chat ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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1 answer
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How can one see who deleted a chat message?

Example: How can one see who deleted a chat message? I couldn't find the information in the history page (mirror, mirror with the entire history). I am interested to know how to do it for my own ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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Why is the "Last version before deletion" much shorter than the message I see in the "Message history" right before the deletion?

I see on https://chat.stackexchange.com/messages/64322151/history (mirror, mirror with the entire history) that the "Last version before deletion" is much shorter than the message I see in ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
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Why were the Room owners of the Sandbox purged?

In the Sandbox, all of the room owners were removed and a new one was added. Why?
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A room owner can put chat in timeout while being suspended

I got suspended on chat.SE, while being an room owner for the Sandbox. I tried to put the room in timeout from the menu and it succeeded: Should this feature be disabled for suspended users (...
Petəíŕd the Wizard's user avatar
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Why was the decision made to develop Discussions from scratch instead of increasing the visibility, usability, and focus on chat?

In the recent mod/staff virtual meetup, which included members of senior company leadership such as the CEO, a lot of discussion happened around focusing on new initiatives versus community requests. ...
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What am I supposed to do when I get what is probably the "requires external JavaScript" error for the chat domains and SEDE?

I'm suddenly getting this error in my main sites (like SO and MSE) Meta Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Retry using another source....
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How can I effectively assist a novice programmer with a bounty question?

Asking on Meta Stack Exchange has to do with effectively assisting a user who has posted a bounty on a question. Preface I'm currently interacting with a user who seems to have copied a project from ...
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Chat entries from deleted users shouldn't be attributed to feeds

Apparently one of the users on a chatroom I was in was deleted. He might have requested. It might be something else, it dosen't matter. What does matter is - well how it is handled is remarkably ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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What're my options for 'data preservation' for SE chat?

Inspired by reddit deciding to purge their chat history with no warning(for the love of dog, don't!) and a current project of trying to back up the prompts of a defunct bot (and searching through chat'...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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The New Mobile View has been out of beta since 2016. Do we still need an option to disable or enable it?

While looking up something completely unrelated, I came across the mention of a New Mobile View (beta) I was overjoyed. Overwhelmed even. Then I remembered I'd been using it for years and it had come ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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1 answer
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Chat Ping Notifications seem to be missing from inbox [duplicate]

I was trying to get an unread notification on my spare account for some screenshots. I am logged into the network, and was on recently enough to @ autocomplete I've tried pinging, superpinging, and ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
2 votes
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Chat inbox icon with number of unread messages should be a pixel wider

It seems that chat page inbox item is not wide enough to overlap empty inbox icon. So the odd gray pixels break through the top: Zoomed in: And animated version when number goes away:
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According to chat, Meta Stack Exchange was born today!

I noticed today this chat room here on Meta Stack Exchange chat domain. The room has been automatically created yesterday. This is the standard protocol for new sites, e.g. see this transcript, it's ...
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