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

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Why I can not create a chat room in software engineering?

As advised here I navigated to https://chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/new and I put my question and the relative sites. After pressing next the following screen appeared: I am with reputation 1, if ...
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“Move comments to chat” triggers auto and manual flagging and suspension

A recent moderation of moving a comment discussion to chat resulted in a user's comment to be flagged multiple times and the user was hit with a chat auto suspension. No judgement on that users ...
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Is the chatroom to be used for topic related chatting or not? [closed]

I found a chat section in Stack Overflow. Is it to be used for simply chatting or a particular topic? For example, if Android is the name of the chat room, is there only Android-related chat allowed?
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Is there a “test” chat room? [duplicate]

I'm looking into a possible bug in the SE chat system. To do this, I need to be able to send a bunch (10+) of chat messages. I don't want to bother anyone. Is there already a "test" chat ...
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Problem loading chat [duplicate]

I found that I can't load any chat room. After checking I found out that I can't access the library jQuery in my region. By default the domain is ajax.googleapis.com, which can't be accessed in my ...
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, https://chat.stackoverflow.com/: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
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Chat banner escapes sidebar [duplicate]

Today on sidebar, Worldbuilding SE: As you can see, chat room name turned out to be too long and unsplittable due to question link and decided to run out of sidebar. I think that long links can be ...
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A moderator accidentally created a chat event, then deleted it, but it still shows in the upcoming events list. How can they remove it? [duplicate]

For context: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/57011728#57011728 A moderator in a chatroom created a joke event, then deleted the event once they realized it sent out a site-wide ...
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Time out/Retry in chat room

Everytime when I chat with SO user, I will get time out issue. This require me to click the retry to resend my message. I hit this issue quite a long time. Am I the only one who facing this? I have ...
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Chat search returning no results

Searching for anything on chat.Meta, chat.SE, or chat.SO is currently coming up with zero results (including words that I know have hits because I've searched for them before, such as the name of my D&...
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Is it unusual for a moderator to ask for credentials or other user specifics related to the topic of an SE site?

Related to the A.I. SE meta question What is the policy on one-boxing AI-related links in this site's general chatroom? and a now apparently accidentally deleted comment (immediately below this ...
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How is the site on which the Happy New Year hat is to be earned determined?

The Happy New Year hat is awarded for posting a chat message that gets starred within 12 hours of January 1, 2021 0:00 UTC. How is the site on which to award the hat determined exactly? I think this ...
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An easy way to download chat transcriptions?

I am not an engineer, a developer or a computer programmer. And I do not understand how the following solutions work. Crawling the chat transcripts Obtaining full chat transcripts It is possible to ...
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Chat username highlighter is too eager

When a post link is shared in chat, e.g. here, it expands into a 'onebox'. It seems the script that highlights your username (when a user replies to your chat message or 'pings' you with e.g. @...
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New chat moderation tools for the Teachers' Lounge

The Teachers' Lounge (or "TL" for short) is a private chat room that is a dedicated space for the diamond moderators of the Stack Exchange sites to communicate with each other for a variety ...
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Chat and the API are slow or appear to be completely down

Me and several others are experiencing periodic chat outages. Chat is currently entirely dead for me on all three domains. The API is also significantly slowing down the main site. Can barely flag ...
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Message response options symbols intermittently not loaded on mobile chat

When selecting a message on MSE chat to reply about half of the time only the flag icon loads. The other icons don't load. The buttons are there, because replying or starring a message is possible ...
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Extra slash added to the chat room URLs in the side bar [duplicate]

There is a extra slash added to the chat room URLs in the side bar. This is not causing any redirection issue or 404 not found error. Just observed it and want to notify to the development team about ...
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Instance of chat user without parent user [duplicate]

This Chat user has no parent user.
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What is this “moderator” option on the access dropdown for users in chat?

As a Room Owner of a room on chat, I can see an option for "moderator" if I go to adjust the access settings for a user in that room: However, it doesn't appear to actually do anything. If ...
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Is the FAQ for Chat correct?

According to the StackExchange Chat FAQ: If you need to invite someone to your room, do it from the user's chat profile page or from the user card that pops up when you click on their avatar in a ...
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Message drop-down options box in chat is moving while scrolling through chat

I know the question title might sound weird. Let me explain. When the drop-down of message is clicked and the box with options (like reply to message, flag) is displayed and one is scrolling through ...
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Timeout logging into chat

Is anyone else unable to log into chat rooms today? Other parts of the site seem to be working fine but trying to enter chat room listing invariably results in timeout.
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Why was a chatroom frozen after a remark was made about Australia? [closed]

This is the chatroom: The Garden of Eden This is the chat message: ...have you seen the latest heresy video posted by Veritasium on YouTube? To think he's supposed have a PhD in physics education ...
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Inviting chat users to participate in external surveys [duplicate]

A user posted an invitation to a survey in a site’s chat. Posting surveys as questions is not ok on SE sites for pretty obvious reasons. But what’s the official policy for chat rooms?
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Where's John gone? (aka Blog post onebox showing only one author while there are more)

When a blog post is oneboxed in chat, we see only one author: (example onebox) However, the blog post itself has two authors: Can this please be fixed?
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Notifications when replies/ comments are posted in chat rooms? [duplicate]

The comments and replies made on my own question/ answer or followed question go into my INBOX and the notification shows in the top right corner (right between the profile image and reputation image)....
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May I speak English in the chat related to a localized site? [duplicate]

May I speak English in the chat related to a localized site? For example, may I speak English in Stack Overflow in Russian chat? And is there any rule about it? P.S. I guess I may because a chat is ...
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Typical room activity is missing for one room in chat lobby

I just noticed that one room in MSE chat domain doesn't have the "Typical room activity" widget: The Trashcan room doesn't have the graph at all. Why is that?
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Prevent the “conversation moved to chat” comment from being hidden

Would it be possible to prevent the "conversation moved to chat" comment that's left when moderators move a lengthy comment chain to chat from being hidden? The message that's left when ...
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How can I get the RSS-feed to post from YouTube into a chatroom?

Timothy Gowers YouTube channel is releasing weekly lectures which I'm trying to get the RSS-feed to post into my chatroom here. I've tried to post from his channel and from the playlist, neither work.
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How can I “ping” other communities / Stack Exchange sites without cross-posting the question?

I found that an interesting and important question that someone asked on one SE site is likely to benefit from answers coming from users who frequent other SE sites. What are the best ways to attract ...
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Eeeeek! Chat is Dead!

I got "unknown error" when posting a chat message, then tried to reload. This is what I got: Can you please bring the chat back? This affects all chat domains for me: https://chat....
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Why doesn't Stack Overflow have a “Chat” link like the rest of the sites? [duplicate]

In the footer (bottom left corner) of every site in the network there is a "Chat" link, for example: ENGLISH LANGUAGE & USAGE Tour Help Chat <---- Contact Feedback Mobile Disable ...
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Ability to take comment discussions to chat is extremely undiscoverable; please fix [duplicate]

Occasionally when I am trying to figure things out with someone asking a question, I come to the conclusion that it would be better to use the chat. This typically happens well before the stage where ...
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Alignment issue in the chat site's site switcher

There is an alignment issue in the chat site's site switcher. "Find a Stack Exchange community" text is overlapped with the Search icon. For example : Site switcher in the following chat ...
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Chat ban reason still showing “automatically suspended for posting inappropriate content” even when it's not true anymore

When a user is suspended on a main site (say, for 30 days), the chat profile will show such a banner: This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 29 days. That's good. Now if while ...
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Consecutive chat messages from deleted users don't show up combined, as they normally do for non-deleted users

When a user posts multiple consecutive chat messages during a short period of time, and there are no messages from others in between, those messages are combined into a single "list item" in ...
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Unable to grant access to a chatroom to a low reputation user (trying to move a question discussion to chat) [duplicate]

I'd like to move the discussion from this question into a chatroom. I created a chatroom (in "Gallery" mode), and under the "Access" tab is a section labelled "Explicit write ...
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What's the exact time for “a short amount of time” requirement for triggering chat room?

When I was reading the newest announcement regarding chat rooms at: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/74243/777820 I noticed 2011-06-10: When adding a new comment to a post with many comments between ...
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Show the original room name in the chat transcript

Whenever a chatroom is created, it gets some name (and also a description, if the room creator fills it in). Later the room topic can be changed by room owners or moderators, every such event is shown ...
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Links to comments in chat are not oneboxing

Posting a link to a comment as the sole body of a chat message allows the comment to be one-boxed. However this is currently not working.
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The URL for feeds in chat gets mangled when it contains spaces and special characters

I'm trying to set up a feed in a chat room. The URL has a query parameter, and I tried to stay close to what is allowed in the OData specification. It turns out that SE chat is a bit more restrictive. ...
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Main chat room for a newer site still freezes due to inactivity

According to: Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. This isn’t true. The Drones chat ...
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Is there an interactive chat/service for Stack Exchange sites, like Discord? [duplicate]

Is there a place for just informal discussion for particular Stack Exchange communities? Maybe audio and video chats or making friends?
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Firefox, the cookie monster?

I'm having some problems with being logged out at least once a day. Whilst I'm slowly trying to debug the issue I noticed that Firefox isn't happy with some of the cookies in chat. Go to your ...
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Stepped down as mod on one site, lost chat room permissions on another?

I've been a moderator on the Stack Exchange sites Travel and Expatriates for years. This week I stepped down on Expatriates, but I have now had my access removed from the chat with other Travel ...
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Allow moderators to see the text of “flag for moderator” flags on chat messages after they are handled

Moderators have access to a page which shows recent chat flags from all the rooms on a particular chat server. This is a useful tool, however we cannot see the actual textual content of the flag on a ...
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Allow moderators to see who dismisses or handles chat flags

Moderators have access to a page which shows recent chat flags from all the rooms on a particular chat server. This is a useful tool, however we cannot see who dismissed any particular flag. With a ...
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Is there “four hours chat window” for low rep users? If yes, what are the rules?

In the list of feature changes from 2011 (current revision) I stumbled upon this: 2011-01-07: Chat "whitelists" no longer allow specified users to talk regardless of their rep. Users with ...

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