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

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No popup for links in mobile chat: Can't copy/preview/open in a new tab

I long tap on links and it usually looks like this: But in mobile chat it does something like this, where the link follows my finger and doesn't allow me to actually look at it (like many people, my ...
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Start a chat with OP before reaching the 10+ comment mark

I was trying to solve someone's question and due to language gap, they are unable to describe it properly. I know that the "let's continue this on the chat" message and link auto adds to the ...
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The link to the main site from chat is too small to click on a mobile, without difficulty [duplicate]

I predominantly use Stack Exchange chat on my mobile phone, in desktop mode. Since the change documented here: Is the change in the site logo in Chat intentional? the link, which is now just the logo, ...
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Could we revisit/reconsider the lack of chat API?

It's a feature request almost as old as the network itself - here's a request for a streaming API that felt like it got off on the wrong foot, and a frustratingly cryptic answer from Jeff when asked ...
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Make it clearer that inviting a user to a room depends on the room the inviter is in, and not the invitee's chat profile

For the longest time I thought one can invite a chat user to the site's main chat room if and only if that user has used the site's main room recently. But it turns out, simply being in whatever room ...
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Is the change in the site logo in Chat intentional?

I remember Math.SE Chat looking like this: From web.archive.org: Now, it looks like this: To be exact, the logo changed from this: to this: From the sources, it seems like apple-touch-icon.png ...
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Room frozen after 1 day of inactivity [duplicate]

https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/114/ask-a-super-user-moderator The room above is to always stay open. I unfroze it when I noticed it was frozen (after 15 days). It passed that threshold again, I ...
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How to see the parent message of a reply in mobile chat

How can I see the parent message of a reply in mobile chat, like the grey highlight in the normal chat?
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Highlight the parent message of a chat reply that is too old to show in the browser window

I am an avid chatter in the room called shadow's den. But some of @Shadow's replies refer to old messages that can't be seen. I have to zoom to 67% in my browser, look what is highlighted, highlight ...
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Please clear chat message notifications out of my inbox if the message was deleted as rude/abusive

I was pinged earlier in a chat room with an abusive message. Because I wasn't around at the time it went right to my inbox. Chat moderation removed the message before I even knew it existed, which I'm ...
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Can we get extended spoiler functionality?

Overview The Puzzling SE community (henceforth referred to as PSE) utilizes spoiler functionality very heavily. However, it's lacking in obvious areas such as comments, chat, and titles. [1] In a post,...
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How do chat cooldowns work? [duplicate]

If you type messages in chat rapidly enough, you'll start to get a cooldown: I've been writing a chatbot library recently, and handling cooldowns is something that I've found a bit difficult. This ...
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Oneboxes of bookmarked chat conversations overflow on to the side

A bookmarked chat conversation's onebox overflows onto the side when the screen is skinny: As you can see, other kinds of oneboxes (there's a question there) resize properly. However the white box of ...
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Why is there no image pasting functionality in chat rooms yet?

I find it extremely cumbersome & slow to save images on my desktop or copy/paste screenshots into Paint to then save them, just to be able to send them to a user in chat. It's particularly time-...
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Show a message when there are chat messages from ignored users over certain time period

I just noticed this weird behavior in chat: Before submitting a bug report about it, I checked the transcript and turns out there was a message from an ignored user in that gap, so this isn't really ...
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Can't edit chat messages in the new - at least for 2016 - moblie interface [duplicate]

I can't edit chat messages as in the instruction menu (using the new interface; looks a little out-of-CSS but that's cool). I think they are not available. I know that Message response options symbols ...
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Sitename is missing for Scheduled Events for Meta.SE

As a moderator, one of the 'powers' I have is to create and feature a chat event, which is something I distinctly remember using to 'advertise' a sitewide cleanup years ago. While an RO can create ...
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Accessing a user profile from chat led to 404 error - Page not found

I saw this message in Tavern chat by a given user and I wanted to visit their profile, but heading to their profile page led me to a 404 error. I tried to search about this (I found this) and ask on ...
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Why can't I star this chat message? [duplicate]

I tried to star this chat message but the star immediately goes away and I get a message "It is too late to undo this operation". Staring other messages works fine.
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Adding logo to a chat room

I would like, as a chat room owner, to be able to set a logo for the room. Mockup of the final result, inside the room: Can of course also be displayed in the lobby, maybe as background of the room ...
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Blockquotes don't render in bookmarked chat conversations

When reading a bookmarked chat conversation, blockquote formatting doesn't work (the > shows up as if it was plain text). Here's an example conversation: It doesn't break in the transcript or in ...
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Chat Issue: Grant Access for Low Reputation does not Work [duplicate]

I would like to discuss with a user lower as 20 with an issue. In the Access-Control Tab, i can grant someone access with write permissions as it states "Even when this room is read-only or ...
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I can get an already-logged-in window clicking on a post link in chat, but not in another post. I have to re-login a lot; by design? (Safari private)

I use private browsing if/when I use macOS + Safari. When I right-click a link in one SE post to another SE post and open it in a new tab I must log in to SE in that tab all over again. If I don't ...
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Comments migrated to chat are assigned a new timestamp, rather than preserve the original timestamp

I'm betting it's intentional for some technical reason, but when you migrate messages from comments to chat, the timestamps are lost and the new chat messages are assigned new timestamps, the time of ...
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How can I find an old frozen chat room, rather than create a new one each time?

Some time ago, upon mutual agreement, I created a chat with another user to ask for advice which would be off-topic in the Q&A page. Is there a way I can keep track of this chatroom? I tried to ...
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Can this note be changed: "This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added."?

When a chatroom is frozen, only moderators can chat in the chatroom. While the room is frozen, only moderators can talk. A room freeze prevents room owners from participating, and prevents the room ...
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Engagement in chat

A recurring pattern I see on posts is that a moderator swoops in and moves comments to a chat. I find that this mechanism almost never encourages additional discussion, but it is used as a deterrent. ...
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Search field under SE dropdown seems broken on chat.stackexchange.com

Something seems amiss on chat.stackexchange.com, where typing in the "Find a Stack Exchange Community" search field under the Stack Exchange dropdown does nothing. There is also some strange ...
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Oneboxed feed post has HTML entities in the title

This post from a chat feed has HTML entities in the title: (note that the quotation marks which are in the question body seem to work just fine) A previous post from the same feed does not have the ...
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Are there chatrooms for all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Are there chatrooms for all Stack Exchange sites? Does every site have an associated chat room?
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Change the wording of the character-limit error from "X characters too much" to "X characters too many" on the Chat.SE profile

On my chat.SE profile, I entered a few characters too many and saw this error: Can we change that to "X characters too many", or "Too long by X characters" to be consistent with ...
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The chat feed reader doesn't post an entry present in an RSS feed

I bountied in 2019 these questions: a support request and a bug Why do some feed entries not post in chat? Missing item in chat RSS feed and nothing happened. I guess 2019 was a bad year ... Today ...
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Did chat just die?

I can't seem to load anything on https://chat.stackexchange.com (main page, transcripts, user pages, rooms). I also checked on https://isup.me and it said it was down too. Anyone else getting this, ...
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Is there a data dump for SE chat logs?

I am working on a research project looking at Stackexchange posts. I am aware of the data explorer as well as the data dump stored on the internet archive. I was wondering if there was any information ...
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Omitting the space after the ">" in chat, for a multiline quote, works half-way

Quotes in chat are supposed to require a space after the > > note the space between ">" and "note" Thus, as expected, >quote renders as ">quote", and > ...
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Why can't I search this room name in rooms list here? [duplicate]

I can search all other rooms (which I usually go to chat) in the Stack Exchange chat list of all rooms except for "Sandbox/Trash Bin/Something". Is it because it contains slashes and the ...
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Is there Documentation for Stack Exchange Chat Design System?

I want to create a userscript that will change Stack Exchange Chat but I will need to first study Stack Exchange Chat Design before I start to develop. I have found Stacks but since Stack Overflow's ...
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Show "M" for million-rep users on chat.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Over at the users listed by reputation page on Chat SE, the users in the "2 comma club" still have their reputation shown in four-digit kays, instead of a nice round M, contrary to this ...
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What do the SE site symbols in chat (on user profiles) mean?

In chat (if relevant, I first saw this on "the h Bar" from Physics SE, though it shows in other rooms as well), there is a list of active users and those who have been in the chat room ...
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Is it possible to get the rooms in which the user is pingable?

I know that it is possible to get the list of pingable users in a specific chatroom using 'rooms/pingable/{id}'. For example, this is what you get for Tavern on meta. (IIRC this means that the user ...
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My comment was moved to a chat room, and it is not attributed to my site-specific username [duplicate]

On one of the StackExchange sites, I have changed my display name from pacoverflow to something else. Recently there was a question on that site in which a lot of people left comments, including me. I ...
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What kind of unusual chatroom is this? It does not freeze

I have noticed a chatroom called Mathematics. The transcript starts on 12 September 2014. It is unusual in several aspects: The first day of transcript shows similar messages which are shown in the &...
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Feed items in ticker feeds can get duplicated

For regular chat feeds, if a question has more than one tag for which a subscription has been made for a feed, the question still only gets one-boxed once. However for ticker feeds the question seems ...
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Chat messages and SO Jobs data are missing from the GDPR Data Access Request JSON dump

I just recently learned about the automated service provided by Stack Exchange for handling GDPR Data Access Requests. So, of course, I tried it out, and indeed promptly received a 13 megabyte zip ...
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Please can room owners and moderators be given more tools to help prevent spam from suspended users?

Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, ...
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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What sorts of links to outside sites are appropriate on chat in particular?

I've been told there may be some sort of policy against linking to outside chats from SE chats. Is this true? In general, are there guidelines on which sort of links to outside sites are appropriate ...
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Why was the feeds user renamed to "Check for incoherent ramblings and crackpotism"?

I came across something rather bizarre today, when I noticed this: The cause being: Upon further investigation, the Feeds user (ID -2) appears to have been renamed: Was this intentional? Why has ...
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"all rooms" doesn't go to "all rooms"

While in a chat room, there are two buttons in the top right labeled "all rooms" and "site rooms". Clicking on "all rooms" opens chat.stackexchange.com but it's on ...
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Can the chat message pop-up be inserted after 5 comment "back and forth" argument strategies?

When users complain about a iffy post, they start suggesting edits and then another user gives an explanation on how that edit suggestion is wrong. The users go back and forth, and then suddenly, when ...

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