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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 ...
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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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Newly added comments can't be imported to the old chat room after some comments are deleted [duplicate]

I have one old chat room, but some comments in that are deleted. Then after adding many comments, "Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this ...
An5Drama's user avatar
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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?
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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 ...
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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 Love Zelda'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 ...
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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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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
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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
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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?
The Empty String Photographer's user avatar
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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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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
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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 ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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No error message is shown when trying to send a chat message that is too long using the mobile design on Chrome for Android [duplicate]

In the example below, the chat message is too long but clicking on the arrow does nothing. No error message is shown. Tested on Chrome on Android with a Google Pixel 6 with the mobile design. Note ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Why is there a pink line in the chat textbox?

Sometimes I notice this: There is a pink line, in the top of the textbox. I don't remember if always in same position, I think it's always on top, but horizontal position changes. It might be the ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Should election chatrooms have a different status when pruning/freezing rooms?

On smaller sites there isn't too much activity in chat - so it is not that surprising that if an election room was created, the "main" chatroom1 often gets frozen (since it was inactive for ...
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Possible bug--why is a recently-frozen chat room not showing on front page of chat rooms, sorted by "activity" ("show frozen/deleted rooms" selected)? [closed]

Specific sub-site where I'm noticing this: Aviation Stack Exchange Possible bug--why is a recently-frozen chat room not showing on front page of chat rooms, sorted by "activity", with the &...
quiet flyer's user avatar
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How can I invite someone to chat? [duplicate]

I've been using SE for years now (specifically mostly Aviation SE) and still have no idea how to "invite someone to chat". (Edit: if it matters-- and I'm now realizing that it might-- these ...
quiet flyer's user avatar
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In a bookmarked conversation, quoted text is displayed incorrectly [duplicate]

When I use quote (i.e., a message starting with ">") in chat, it displays fine both in chat and in transcript. But if the same message is rendered differently if it is a part of a ...
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Confusion between data and links pertaining to ASE chat rooms, and those pertaining to Stack Exchange chat rooms

I just entered an ASE (Aviation Stack Exchange) room (after not being in any chat room for about 10 minutes)1, and I saw a message on the right-hand side of my (computer) screen saying "There are ...
quiet flyer's user avatar
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Why am I stuck at entering a chat room?

When I try to join a chat room in a web browser on a laptop running Linux, it is sometimes (and now often, or almost always) stuck with message "Loading [chatroom name]. Just a second". I ...
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Who can see "deleted" chat rooms? What is the difference between a "frozen" and a "deleted" room?

I have a series of questions about "deleted" chat rooms. Likely answers might include: a) Anyone, whether logged in or not. b) Anyone logged in as an Aviation (ASE) member. c) The creator ...
quiet flyer's user avatar
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Don't notify all moderators for flags on "move comments to chat" chatroom

Sometimes when there are too many comments under a question or answer, the moderator will move all comments to chat, which means creating a chatroom and moving all comments to that chatroom. If ...
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What is the exact program logic so that a chat user is 'pinged' using "@joesmith" in a chatroom?

I would like a definitive program logic description that takes into account all factors below to determine whether or not a chat user is 'pinged' using if I posted a message using "@joesmith"...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
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Chat bots are dead, looks like being blocked by something on the server side

For over an hour now, Smoke Detector and other bots in MSE chat are dead and can't post in that chat anymore. The problem appears to be some breaking change on SE side, though I don't have access to ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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"0 second ago" should be "0 seconds ago" in the chatroom info page

When you post a message in a chatroom and then refresh the info page immediately afterwards, you'll get this, which says 0 second ago. It should say 0 seconds ago instead.
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Chat is redirecting to Area 51 (2023 edition)

Any https://chat.stackexchange.com URL redirects to https://area51.stackexchange.com. This started a few minutes ago (as of this posting). This occurs for all three chat servers (chat.stackoverflow, ...
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Why do I not have the Talkative badge with 47 messages and several have stars?

I noticed a badge (Talkative) and it seemed to me I should have been awarded it. Especially, since I had been awarded a similar Hat (Verified) during Winter/Summer Bash 2022. The talkative badge is ...
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Area 51 Discuss Link Goes to Old Chat Parent

If you go to Area 51 and click on the "chat" link, it redirects to a list of rooms that seems to be parented to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com, while the parent site that is used for new ...
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Does every SE site have different guidelines for "questionable content"?

While I am aware that every single SE site must enforce and follow the CoC guidelines, and the fact that each site has slightly different site-specific rules to suit their needs, I have been wondering ...
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