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

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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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Is chat only in Meta, or are there chat spaces particular to each site? [duplicate]

I want to chat with a user in a beta site (Space Exploration SE) where I have over 100 reputation at the moment. I recently lost some reputation by starting a discussion in the form of a question ...
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What do “visible rooms” and “all my rooms” mean in the notification settings?

In chat, I have several options on how to choose a setting for sound notifications: none, when mentioned, visible rooms, all my rooms. My settings are usually set to "when mentioned", in ...
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Moving comments to chat seems to be missing in timeline and SEDE?

There are two possibilities how comments can be moved to chatroom. Either a moderator moves them or the users who discuss in comments are offered to continue in chat - and if they choose this option, ...
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It seems like a loop hole that I'll have to go into a room to leave the other room

If I click "leave" in a chat room, as many of you know, I could still be there. I've read two posts on it (one posted 7 years ago, the other 2 years ago), and it seems to be a bug that has ...
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Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable? [duplicate]

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/54730117#54730117: Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable?
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My chat room appears to be hacked! [duplicate]

My chat room started displaying weird text. Is it the case with me only? I'm not sure whether this is the right place to put this question; but I was completely baffled by seeing that. I guess this ...
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Can't chat even though I have more than 20 reputation

Guys I think there is a little bug in Stack Exchange. I have more than 20 reputation on Math SE but it still says "you need 20 reputation to chat" in chat. How do I fix that? Here is the ...
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Keep the “flag for moderator” window opened when the user clicks on OK with an empty input text field and/or have some error/warning message

Since clicking on OK in the “flag for moderator” window with an empty input text field doesn't raise any flag, it'd be more user-friendly to keep the "flag for moderator" window opened after the user ...
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Does clicking on OK in the “flag for moderator” window with an empty input text field raise any flag?

Does clicking on OK in the "flag for moderator" window with an empty input text field raise any flag?
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Black border around chat text input

I suddenly notice a black border around the chat text box: Why is that, and what can I do to fix it?
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How is the number of “people chatting” computed?

The Music Fans chat is pretty lonely, but the system doesn't seem to think so: Image: Chat sidebar claims that there are "66 people chatting" On a good day, there are probably 3 people in ...
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Proper Stack Exchange site to consult about personal psychologically related family conflicts

I like to know is there any Stack Exchange site or chatroom to have another advice about some family conflicts which could be related to psychological problems? (It could not be asked at the ...
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Comments from user feed link to the parent post instead; confusing onebox in the chat room

Recently, we (moderators on Android.SE) started adding some users' feed to our mod's chat room for moderation purposes. After a while, the users' posts were onebox-ed as expected, but then seemingly ...
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Incorrect information about suspension in chat profile

I happened to notice a chat user who has the following information in their profile: "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 64 days." At the same time the user is not ...
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Correct link to the Teachers' Lounge

It's not a big bug, but can we fix the UI error to no longer show the recent activities from the old Teachers' Lounge chat room please, which is a lot quieter than the new room too, and point to the ...
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Bug allows anyone to pin any message in any room! [duplicate]

I found a small bug that allows any user to pin a message even if they are not a Room Owner. If a message is pinned and then moved, it remains pinned in the room it is moved to even if the user who ...
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How do I add a feed for a chatroom?

Suppose I want every starred message in a specified chatroom to be posted in my chatroom. How should I add the feed in my chatroom?
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Why did Feeds delete my chat message?

I posted a message in Charcoal HQ today (to add a new website to SmokeDetector's watchlist) and while it was acknowledged by the bot, it was promptly deleted. The message history says it was deleted ...
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Push whois to all chat rooms, identifying room owners and local elected moderators

The Teacher's Lounge--the Network-wide chat room for elected moderators--used to have a whois bot. Its functionality was pretty simple: nitsua60> whois meta mods Feed> I am aware of 3 ...
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Long chatroom name overflows sidebar widget

On some places, most notably the per-site Meta homepages and the moderator flag dashboard, a chat sidebar widget is shown, which shows how many people are chatting on the server and two recently ...
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Reconsider not inviting people into chat rooms when their messages are moved

In 2013, there was a feature request asking to disable the chat system's behavior to invite people into rooms when their messages are moved. That request was declined for the following reason: The &...
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Can I see who invited me to a chat?

I had a chat invitation pop up and I'd like to know who invited me to it. Is this possible?
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Add pings to “moved to chat” comments

When comments are moved to chat, pings in the chat room do not notify anyone until the pinged person visits the new chat room. This often instantly kills the discussion entirely, simply because the ...
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How can this chat user chat without a parent user?

Related: Chat user has no parent user. In the question above, a chat user's profile showed a link to a parent user, but that parent user turned out to be deleted when attempting to visit it on the ...
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Started receiving notifications about new comments on the questions after moving comment into the chat

In this question I've moved all comments into the chat. And now I'm receiving notifications about all new comments, even though I wasn't mentioned.
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500 error when trying to update room topic

I've noticed an issue which I've seen a couple of weeks back and thought it was a one off, but I've just tried to do it again and it's the same problem. When trying to update the room topic for the C# ...

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