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

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Is there any other simple yet quite an okay way to make my chatbot code communicate with chat window? [closed]

I'm making a simplest chat bot for SE rooms. I've already written code for it. Basically I create text message and send it to chat textbox and click send button, all using JavaScript, but I've to ...
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Is there any way to connect to SE Chat's WebSocket or access the socket response object in browser console? [duplicate]

I'm writing a script to send messages using a browser console for an SE Chat bot. Now, I need the user name and timestamp of each message. I found that it is sent in WebSockets. But the only global ...
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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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Clicking “see full text” on a long chat reply shows message number without the arrow

Earlier, I received a long chat reply, and the shortened version of the message shows: But then, if I click "see full text", it shows the number of the message replied to: It doesn't do ...
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Can we get a way to enable chat notifications from a room where we have not been active in the last 7 days?

If a user pings me in a chat room, I get a notification if I was active in that room in the last 7 days (is this really how it works? It is strange that this information does not appear in the FAQs...)...
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Dead link in the 'create chat room' page

The 'create a new chat room' page has a dead link. There is a link to 'the help center', trying to go to https://stackexchange.com/help/licensing, but that link doesn't go anywhere anymore. I was ...
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Allow room owners to grant write access to new users

This discussion has been raised before, but it's always been about helping new users in chat rather than continuing in comments, which allows people to help new users out more instead of just denying ...
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Menu bar is missing when accessing mobile chat from desktop

I use the mobile version of the Stack Exchange chat, even though I'm using a laptop, as it's easier on my sensory sensitivities as it has far fewer animations - I really can't follow the desktop ...
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Why can I 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 site. After pressing Next, the following screen appeared: I have reputation 1, if that ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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