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

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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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Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic (preserve on-topic comments? / what is off-topic?)

I'm writing here in Meta because I had the entirety of comments under a question I wrote moved to a chat, and the original comments deleted. Also here is a link to my post on medicalsciences.meta. ...
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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 ...
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Could “News Feed Items” in chat auto dismiss when you click them?

The scenario: You're in chat. Someone posts a question in the stack to which your chat belongs. A little box pops up in the top left with the question, stacking up to several times if more than one ...
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Error message when trying to upload file to chat [duplicate]

I'm in a chatroom to discuss writing some wiki stuff for the stack and the person I'm working with asked me to write a draft and upload it to the chat. I wrote it, turned it into a PDF, and tried to ...
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What does “yst” represent in chat message timestamps?

Most of the time the time stamps shown on messages in chat show the time to me in my local time. The fourth post in this large image is mine and that's what time it was here. But the previous two ...
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Is it cool to have “fun” comment-discussions unrelated to an answer?

An example can be found under this answer, where a discussion based on "My main purpose of being here is in collecting the votes. I'd even go further and say that this is my main purpose in life." is ...
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How to remove pin from a deleted message?

I recently came across a pinned message in a room for which I am a Room Owner (General discussion for Hinduism Stack Exchange). The message was posted by a moderator and pinned. This was later deleted ...
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Did starred message ordering change?

I looked at the starred message list in the Python chat room today, and it looks like the algorithm that decides what to show there has changed. There are a lot more high-starred old messages and a ...
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Could we have an obvious Chat link near the Comment button and elsewhere?

Chat is an awesome feature - but it's too hidden, IMO. I didn't even realize that every question has it's own Chat. I couldn't see any way to access one of these from a question on stackoverflow or ...
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If a user's avatar shows in a chat room but they don't say anything, can they be pinged? [duplicate]

I know that a user can only be pinged if they join a chatroom, but I'm not sure if that means they have to say something first or not.
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Why is the Winter Bash chatroom not linked to this site?

The Winter Bash chatroom is not linked to a particular site, so there are no hats available for getting a star on New Year's Eve. In my opinion, it should be linked to this site (i.e., Meta Stack ...
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How can I let the users know that a long discussion with a mod is not a fight?

I am sure this situation gets arise often network wide. At least I came across some during my experience. Generally, there is no compulsion that moderators should participate in chat and answer ...
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Should “is this offensive?” chat flags about non-English messages be sent to language-speakers somehow?

I don't speak Russian, and probably many users don't. Should there be some way to send flagged messages in chat that need to be reviewed and aren't in English preferentially to users who are more ...
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Are chat rooms hard-deleted?

There have been a few chat rooms I've found before that later got deleted due to inactivity and not being considered worth keeping. Now I want to see the full transcript of one of those rooms, but it'...
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Allow more time to delete chat messages

Revisiting this old issue. One of my biggest issues with chat is that after just two minutes, not only can we not edit messages, but we also cannot delete them. While I am not advocating for an ...
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Why aren't all messages on Chat SE indexed by search engines like Google?

Let's take an example. Using the Chat SE search I get 28 occurrences of the word "energizer bunny". But using Google's site specific search feature I get only 2 results. As far as I know, Chat SE is ...
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Can we make it easier for moderators to notice chat flags when looking at a user's site profile?

A couple years ago SE implemented a user dashboard for moderators, making it much easier to see at a glance a bunch of relevant information, including recent flags raised against the user. This ...
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Editing in chat: White text on light blue background [duplicate]

I've been having this problem for a while now – whenever I edit my chat messages, the text is white and displayed on a light blue background, making it impossible to see. I have to highlight my words ...
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We need Captain Obvious back

Almost one month ago the new-question-feed of our main chat-room The 2nd Monitor posted by the special user named Captain Obvious stopped working. There had been a short discussion Room owner ...
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Character escaping issue kills site feed

Somebody posted a question on Stack Apps that took out the feed bot in the Stack Apps chat room with no apparent cause (discovered by Brock Adams). The feed bot is pretty important, and so are many ...
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Why is there no chat in the footer on Stack Overflow like on other sites? [closed]

On all Stack Exchange sites there is a chat in the footer why is there none at Stack Overflow? Usually I find it over Google or a bookmark, but I was wondering why it is this way.
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Chat parent user doesn't reflect deleted account

Parent user for chat user is deleted, but chat user page displays him like existing one: Name, reputation and badges are still visible, but parent user is deleted. According to Shog9's answer ...
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Room is not frozen yet?

The main chatroom for EOS.IO got deleted automatically (Which itself is not suppose to happen because it's a mainroon that suppose to have an auto freeze/deletion protection.), so I created a new room ...
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SE chat is completely inaccessible to keyboard-only users

Keyboard-only access is an important part of accessibility. In my case, it's simply because my mouse has stopped working, but there are many people who rely on webpages being keyboard-only friendly to ...
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What makes an unfrozen room not apppear in the active tab list?

I noticed that main chat room of Project Management Stack Exchange is not shown in the active list. It is not shown even I select "people" or "event" tab. Not even when I select to see frozen/deleted ...
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SE needs special event chat rooms [closed]

Here I am on a Thanksgiving night looking for a turkey wizard to give me proper instruction on how to remove or mitogate that unpleasant gamey turkey flavour. To my suprise, on a such a ceremonious ...
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How do I send an automated link, in chat, to invite the asker to join me in a chat room for further discussion? [duplicate]

I am prominent on a particular exchange where one user has taken it up on themself to post regular posts trying to pick at basic rules on how Stack Exchange works. I have pointed out that it is a Meta ...