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

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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

Twitter Oneboxing in chatrooms appears to be broken at the time of posting. Pasting a Twitter link in chat does not change the chat message to a onebox of the tweet in question.
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Disable chat event reminders

I keep getting emails reminding me of chat events. I also see these notifications at the inbox in Stack Exchange. How do I disable these notifications entirely?
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Chat.se, chat.so and chat.mse seem to be down

There seems to be some kind of trouble with both the main, SO and SE meta chats - All three servers are pathping seems to indicate something's fishy on the NY side of things. Could y'all take a look ...
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User's name not being picked up by @@ superping suggestion in chat

I have a user, whose name is 2012User. When I try to superping them (@@) in the public 3DPrinting chatroom, with @@2012, their name does not appear in the auto-complete user search suggestions box ...
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How do I start a chat with the OP? [duplicate]

I'm helping on this question, How do I group by in LINQ using multiple criteria? The OP has problems explaining his question and said his/her original language is Spanish. Like mine. How do I start ...
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When feeds post an instant deleted question in chat the formatting is off

In the SEDE Chatroom I have two feeds, one is the Twitter StackStatus, the other is a networkwide filter on questions tagged data-explorer. Today I noticed these feed items: The second item clearly ...
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Is there a sandbox chat room for testing the API? [duplicate]

Right now I have one (1) reputation and I need 20 to be in a chat. How do I test the chat API? Do I need to get more upvotes to chat or is there a "sandbox" chat that does not need rep? I know that ...
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Seeking clarification on the idea of contacting a moderator via chat on a different stack site

Right now, my post is on hold. I have taken in consideration of the improvement on the post. Since, I am unable to make contact with moderators who put the question on hold. Perhaps, I'm being ...
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What happened to this chat message that it is so thoroughly deleted?

Warning: Transcript links may contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones. Today, @Jenayah brought my attention to this case when she asked what happened to a message she had posted in ...
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Bug causing profile picture to change when moving comments to chat

I have a profile picture set on site A, and a different profile picture on site B. Site A is my default parent site, so it's the one that should show in all chat windows. However the image seemingly ...
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Chat in mobile app isn’t logged in

When I click the button to open Chat in the mobile app on my iPhone, the Safari page that loads within the app isn’t logged in, even though I am logged in to Chat in the actual browser and am logged ...
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Stack Exchange chat page is the same as Stack Overflow Chat? [duplicate]

The best way to explain this is to show you: https://chat.stackexchange.com: As you can see, the logo is not right. Also, the font is orange, and all the logos on the chat rooms are one of Stack ...
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What can moderators do about suspended chat users who attempt to engage with users via their chat profiles?

Recently, we encountered a rather persistent user in a chat room, repeatedly attempting to engage with other users in the chat by editing their chat profile description and repeatedly leaving and re-...
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How to view/copy source of a message in chat?

When I see a message in chat and I want to know how it was written, what do I do? This might be useful for example if I do not know how some other user achieved some special formatting in chat. (For ...
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Can not unstar own message in chat [duplicate]

I accidently pinned my own message. I managed to unpin it, but it still remained as starred. When I try to unstar the message I get a message saying that I can not star my own message, and the ...
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What is the correct chat flag to flag “unfriendly” messages?

During the new update to comment flags, a new option "It's unfriendly or unkind" was added. This is different from the "It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse." comment flag. As I understand, the ...
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Mobile chat chops off the numbers [duplicate]

As seen in the image below, the numbers (which represent seconds left for a timeout to end) are chopped off. They start as a whole from the bottom left corner, but are chopped off on the way, first ...
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Feeds are no longer posted in chat

As far as I can tell, at some point today today chat feeds posted in various rooms stopped being posted as chat messages into rooms. What is actually the problem? Can this be fixed? Some examples ...
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“Move Comments to Chat” Mod button is broken

I'm trying to move a conversation to chat on a site I moderate. When I click the big button from the flag dialog, I get this: It links to a chatroom that is most definitely empty. I have also tried ...
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Is there any chat feature on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In one of my earlier posts, an user initiated a private discussion for understanding my concern better. (There is a chat window on the 5th comment) Which badge is required for that?
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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....
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Posting a site URL in chat results in old logos

When posting a link to a site's homepage in chat, the link automatically oneboxes to the site's logo. However, I discovered a couple of related bugs with it. First, the logo for beta sites has been ...
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Pings staying undismissed in chat and not getting to the inbox

I noticed that some chat pings have lasted for hours undismissed, with the ping remaining in chat, but not getting turned into an inbox notification, and also not showing up in search results. I have ...
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Why do XKCD comics onebox?

I'm curious as to why only XKCD comics are eligible for oneboxing in chat. XKCD is not the only webcomic out there, but as far as I know no other comics onebox by default.
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Include a link to the Code of Conduct in the FAQ for Chat

Earlier I posted in a chat room for the first time so I figured I should read the relevant FAQ to familiarise myself with how it works. One of the questions is Do I have to be nice? I figured that ...
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Uploader in Chat doesn't use HTTPS

In the uploader in Chat, when putting an image on Stack Imgur from the web, it doesn't make the link it puts in the message use HTTPS. Here is an example of the uploader doing this. This should be ...
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META Participation & some site-crossover thoughts (Recycled: Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic)

Update May 2 2019 I noticed this question received more down-votes recently even though it has been inactive for some time now. I'm not really sure I understand the point of this? I have tried to ...
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Feeds bot posts announcements without user flair links

The bot posted 2019 Community Moderator Election Results in the appropriate channel but the links to the two users' profiles were lost in translation. Perhaps it needs a filter to replace the user ...
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Why can only some child meta sites host chat rooms? Is there any way to bypass this restriction?

When I try to create a new Chat Stack Exchange room from here, and type "meta" in the "select a site" box, I see only 8 child meta sites. Any specific reason for this? Update: I just noted Which per-...
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Chat rooms associated with posts should never be automatically deleted

Chat rooms that have been inactive for a period of time and which have fewer than 15 messages are automatically deleted. This is a very reasonable thing to do in general, but not when the room was ...
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Why do chat notifications only appear when chat is open?

I keep desktop notifications enabled for chat. However, I notice that notifications only appear if the chat — any chat, not necessarily the one from which I'm actually getting the notification — is ...
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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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Intermittently cannot dismiss chat ping notification

I often am in chat to be reachable by users and other moderators. Sometimes I happen to receive a ping while I am online. For the past few months it often happens that I cannot dismiss the ...
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No translation for “people chatting”

The new people chatting box has no string to translate for localized sites: The old one string (9cb971b40cb463eb499299c67c3a06cd) has Capitalized Words.
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How to ping users with the same display name in chat and in comments?

Notion To simplify writing, I'll simply refer "users with same profile display name (case insensitive) user" as "users" (with quotes), and an arbitrarily user picked from "users" as "user" (with ...
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Under what cases would a user be suspended from chat for 3,200+ years?

Note: this question was originally closed as "too broad" since it originally asked five questions. However, I've edited it down to two very similar questions. Additionally, the standard for "too broad"...
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Can't access favorite rooms from Meta Stack Exchange's chat

If I access chat from Meta Stack Exchange then tap on the "favorite" tab I just get a blank screen. This is not the case for Chemistry Stack Exchange or a couple of other daughter sites.
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Why have I been banned from chat?

So I've been banned from chat again. For reporting a problem. And, presumably, for being a thorn in the hide. I sense problems before most do and didn't use offensive language this time. Please look ...
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Where can questions about our community-run moderation tools be asked?

The question Smoke detector bad keyword detection was recently closed due to not being "about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, within the scope defined in the help center." MEE is ...
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Smoke detector bad keyword detection

Recently, the smoke detector has identified a Math.SE question as a post containing bad keywords. As a 10k user on Math.SE, I can't see any spam in this post. What has triggered the alarm? What ...
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Show conversations in a user chat profile in two columns

When a conversation is bookmarked in chat, it is added to two places: Conversation tab in the room info - example. Conversation tab in the user profile of the user who bookmarked it - example. As ...
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Top bar of mobile chat is hardly readable for some site(s)

The top bar of the mobile chat pages has a background matching one of the colors in the site's design. For some sites, like Aviation, a light background color has been chosen which makes the white ...
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The “moving comments to chat” feature is too limited [duplicate]

Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. It seems that moving the comments to chat hasn't helped - can you please move some more? We can only move ...
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How should we deal with flags for chat messages for rooms that are in a different language? [duplicate]

I've posted an answer touching on this before at Let me opt out of viewing chat flags: Here's the problem: I am mostly in The Bridge, the gaming chat. I see chat flags from the Russian, Chinese, ...
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Why is the number of “all time messages” only shown for room owners currently in the room?

In the "Overview" of some of the Stack Exchange chat rooms, the number of "all time messages" is shown for some of the room owners and not shown for the rest. For example, let's take The h Bar: ...
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Implement a 5-minute edit window for annotations in main and chat

As of now, moderator annotations in main and chat (on user profiles) have no edit window. Sometimes I miss certain details or make some spelling or grammar errors at the first go. It would nice if a 5 ...
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Stack Overflow question resolved in Chat discussion

I have added a comment on a Stack Overflow question and the OP offers "Move this discussion to chat" and we have discussed his issue in chat. And I have resolved his issue. Can I reform the chat ...
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Requesting features in chat [closed]

When I try to ask some questions in chat in general, the members in the room sometimes don’t respond me (I can understand it may be they are discussing some other topic). So then after some lots of ...
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Can we see our last message in rooms we have not participated?

I have noticed that I cannot see my last message with the button load to my last message in rooms I don't or even I haven't participated just because this doesn't exist. This might be useful when a ...