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

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Chat is hungry in read only mode and keeps quietly snacking on my posts

During today's maintenance period: I noticed that there wasn't any indication on chat that it was down, and messages would attempt to get posted, just to vanish into thin air, which seems ... rather ...
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Ability to ping chat room owners

A recurring hassle in chat is to get a hold of a room owner when something needs their attention. As a crude workaround, some rooms have separate guidelines for users with an explanation of how to ...
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Is "Be nice be respectful" policy implemented on main sites and not rooms? [duplicate]

Based on my past experience, I feel "Be nice be respectful" policy or "Code of conduct" is not implemented in chat rooms as better as they are in main sites. Because they have ...
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Chat room appears as text only without any styling

Most of the chat rooms I join appear to me as text only without any styling. Is this because of my company firewall?
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Could SE be *actually* convinced to open source chat?

While usually nothing good ever comes out of Twitter—a recent tweet by the former Community Manager Tim Post caught my eye I wish we'd put more effort into the Bonfire chat we developed at Stack ...
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Could we get better ways to communicate and apply suspensions on chat?

Chat suspensions are... strange. There's two ways to boot someone off chat - using a suspension on the parent account that's associated with the chat account (And otherwise it's not global) Suspending ...
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Visibility of frozen and deleted rooms for users below 10k?

I have looked into the FAQ-proposed post: Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges? (I will add a link to the current revision, too). I was ...
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The Bridge chatroom is struggling with reopening after the browser has been closed

In The Bridge chatroom, me and a number of other users have the problem that when we close our browser (for me it's Edge 101) and reopen it (for example, when rebooting our computers or signing out of ...
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Wrong number of stars in chatroom information page

According to the badge on this page, the Trashcan chatroom has 7 stars: but if you count the number of stars under Starred posts, you'll only get to 2. What happened to the remaining 5?
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Appearance of sock puppet-y users in comments [duplicate]

Over the past week or so, I've run into some accounts that seem questionable. I understand that they may not actually be sock puppets as defined below, but they do appear to be users masking their ...
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Chat Event Reminders come from the wrong site

It seems that chat event reminders are sent from the chat user's parent site rather than the event room's parent site. E.g. this event belongs under Code Golf Stack Exchange, while "mi yodeya&...
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Tags in chat messages unsupported in parentless room

In Charcoal HQ I am unable to use [tag:random-string] in a chat message, while this works fine in other rooms. I was told informally that this is because the room doesn't have a parent site, and thus ...
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Using blockquote in chat doesn't work when it's part of a text block [duplicate]

In the chat, when using a blockquote markup after a line of text, the blockquote doesn't render. For example, if I try: text: > quote I get this: What's the correct way to use it in this case?
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The help for chat on pingability is too vague

The chat help pages say To get another user's attention, mention them – type @ and then the first part of their name. Your mention will be highlighted on their screen – @someone. This will happen ...
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The site icons in all the dropdowns in the top bar on the chat page seem to have... disappeared?

This is how it looks like on any page1 except the chat page: The site icons are visible here, but on the chat page2, these icons seem to have disappeared (the alignment is messed up as well): This ...
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"A list of all { } Stack Exchange sites" tooltip shows a different number on the chat page

Hovering over the rightmost icon on the top nav on the main or on the site-meta (as well as Meta SE), shows that there are 179 sites on the network currently: But hovering over the Stack Exchange ...
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Style for chat top bar is broken [duplicate]

Where to find: the main chat domain. For example https://chat.stackoverflow.com/ or https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/ both have the same problem: SE chat: SO chat: On the top, the user ...
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Chat top bar styling is broken

The most recent rollout of the new top bar design broke the styling for the chat top bar - can this be fixed, please?
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Why has "visit chat" without any chatroom started appearing in the sidebar?

I have noticed recently relatively often in the sidebar a short box saying "visit chat" in places where I was used to see selection of chatrooms. This happens also on sites which have quite ...
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Regular moderators can still purge the history of messages in moderated private rooms

The Teachers' Lounge is a "moderated private room", in which regular moderators like me have limited powers: They won't be able to ... purge the history of messages I can see that the ...
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My chat profiles were not merged when my accounts were merged [duplicate]

I recently merged my multiple accounts. All my reputations, badges, chat ping notifications, privilege notifications, etc. from my duplicate account were moved to my primary (original) account. But my ...
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"More Stack Exchange Communities" search doesn't work in chat server

When you go into the chat server and enter anything into the "more Stack Exchange communities" search bar, no suggestions pop up: Also note that the input text is badly offset to the left ...
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Chat room activity colors not updating properly

Recently, I've noticed that the activity color-coding of rooms in the sidebar of chat hasn't been updating properly. The room will have a new message posted, it'll jump to the top, but it'll still ...
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General programming language questions in chat.stackoverflow?

I would like to know a little bit more about the common use cases of certain programming languages and the optimal "combo" of programming languages (2 or 3). I wish to learn which ones would ...
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What's the reasoning behind the availability of edit history for a message in chat but not in posts (for regular user)?

In chat we (as a regular user) can see a complete history of edits to a message, even made a few seconds apart. But for a regular user (non-mod/staff) there is no history of edits to a comment in ...
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Possible bug preventing chat room message search

It seems that the chat room search feature is not working. The search result always displays "0 messages found". It is not displaying messages that contain the search query, even if those ...
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Can I unstar a message if I'm the room owner? [duplicate]

Can I unstar a message if I'm the room owner (RO) by clearing the stars (assume that I only starred)? Is that possible?
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Follow chat room feature (for everyone or just ROs, depending on which is better)

Can we have an option to follow a chat room? This may seem like overkill if you are only familiar with highly active chat rooms, but there have been times where I (or another user replying to my ...
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Add link to all items in global inbox on chat servers and stackexchange.com

On Q&A sites (including metas), the inbox dialog has a link to all items: On the chat servers and on https://stackexchange.com, the link is missing: Could it be added? FWIW, it's also missing on ...
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Strikethrough without space is not working in chat

Intra-word strikethrough in chat is not working. This does not render as having a strikethrough: T---e---st Is this by-design or not?
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New mobile chat is sometimes missing most icons on meta site chats? [duplicate]

I couldn't find this bug elsewhere. When clicking on a message there should be more icons. I've seen this multiple times, but I can't reproduce it now.
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How do I "undo" my mobile chat preference?

Although I am given notice that I can change this option in my profile preferences, I can't, for the life of me, figure how that is done, exactly. Can anyone tell me?
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Chat menu design

If you go to any Stack Exchange chatroom site (e.g. Stack Exchange Chat) the top bar is different than the regular pages. This should be changed to the 'modern' design; if not possible, could you ...
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In a chat room, what are the full mechanics of being "in the room"?

In a chat room, what are all the mechanics around being listed as "in the room" or not? The various states of being "in a room" I know of at least three states that a chat user can ...
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Is it possible to start a chat with a user? [duplicate]

I'd like to start something like a private chat room and invite a user to it to discuss possible research. Is this possible on Stack Exchange?
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Wearing a wrong hat in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom

I'm wearing a wrong hat in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom. Currently on Meta Stack Exchange I am wearing the Dialogue hat. Where as in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom I'm wearing the Kitsune hat.
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Ping commenters to write answers when a question is reopened

My question was closed. While closed, it accumulated comments from people who could potentially answer, not just comment. After reopening, I wrote a very brief comment to each person, inviting them to ...
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User Popover avatar img element in chat has no alt text for users

I was trying to figure out what hat smokie was wearing, and I noticed one of the instances of the chat avatar is missing any alt text. I've snipped out the svg source for the hats, so you'll have to ...
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The chat image upload "from the web" is broken for sites that use the new R3 Let's Encrypt SSL certificate

Let's Encrypt expired their X3 root certificate and started issuing certificates with their R3 root certificate at the end of September. The image uploader in chat offers an option to provide an url ...
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Chrome for Android tab group bar goes missing occasionally [closed]

Google have recently introduced tab groups in Google Android, and are experimenting with them However, I've noticed a bug they cause in stackexchange chat that may be fixable? Occasionally the tab ...
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When being made a room owner automatically or by another room owner, notify me or ask for my confirmation

Stack Exchange should be inclusive. Owning a chat room implies association with that room. A user might object to such association if it conflicts with how they see themselves. This recently happened ...
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Now that internally shared link clicks count toward publicity badges, can we please keep the user ID referral in oneboxed links posted in chat?

I recently posted a shared link to an answer in chat that contained my user ID, in order to try and earn a publicity badge (e.g. Announcer) for sharing the link (taking a chance even if it's unlikely)....
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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 a language gap, they were unable to describe it properly. I know that the "let's continue this on the chat" message and link auto adds to ...
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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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