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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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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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Can this note be changed: "This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added."?

When a chatroom is frozen, only moderators can chat in the chatroom. While the room is frozen, only moderators can talk. A room freeze prevents room owners from participating, and prevents the room ...
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Engagement in chat

A recurring pattern I see on posts is that a moderator swoops in and moves comments to a chat. I find that this mechanism almost never encourages additional discussion, but it is used as a deterrent. ...
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Is there Documentation for Stack Exchange Chat Design System?

I want to create a userscript that will change Stack Exchange Chat but I will need to first study Stack Exchange Chat Design before I start to develop. I have found Stacks but since Stack Overflow's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why am I forced to use the newest chat interface?

When logging into chat-stackexange I am presented with this message: The new mobile version of chat is now the default mobile version on devices that support it. Unlike the classic (okay, ancient) ...
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How can we do "polls" in "chat"?

Moderation decided to close and delete my question Winter Bash … does it matter to you this year? I asked today. In the explanation about that close/deletion, a moderator also mentioned: Chat is a ...
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Let's use Town Hall chats to bridge the gap between company and community

It seems that Stack Exchange is doing an increasingly poor job of communicating with the community about policy changes, decision-making processes, and problem solving. This has caused or exacerbated ...
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How can we help and support users with anxiety in the context of Stack Exchange?

As a user, I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be much overall consideration or discussion about this topic. Now as a user with anxiety this is pretty important to me and I would like it to be ...
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Flagging a message by a moderator resulted in a suspension from another moderator [closed]

What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original ...
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What is "Luncheon meat detected" in Smoke Detector on Chat?

I recently noticed an odd warning by the SmokeDetector bot about this question: What does this mean? Should I be worried about it?
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Move-to-chat notification - can it be changed for a specific site?

This has recently come up on the Writing site: Can the language asking a user to move a discussion to chat be customized? My assumption is that this is a system-level setting and can't easily be ...
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Is this type of content 'inappropriate content' for the chat?

When today I connected to the chat (SOes) I saw that yesterday I was suspended 30 minutes for 'inappropriate content'. I clicked on the notification and I saw the flagged message, it was this: https:/...
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Should SE move in the long term to SLACK / DISCORD or chat alike system?

I didn't see any discussion alike and hence would like to check it out in case it is being discussed in the background by the fathers of the site. Many pro's and con's, personally I dislike it (real ...
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Are questions about the MSE chatrooms on topic on MSE? If so, how can we best to understand some cryptic room descriptions?

I'd like to know, basically, if questions about current MSE chat rooms are on topic on MSE. I'd like to know, because I have concerns about many MSE users, particular askers, likely are not able to ...
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What are the technical difficulties that would be caused by MathJax in chat?

There were many discussions about MathJax in chat both on this meta and on per-site-metas. (One of the main arguments why it might be useful seems to be that comments are rendered differently when ...
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What are the benefits of chatrooms for asking questions?

What are the benefits of using a chatroom instead of asking a question directly on a Stack Exchange site?
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Not able to login to chat.stackoverflow.com [duplicate]

I have an account in stackoverflow.com, today I tried to join a chat room for some technical discussion and help. But I am not able to login to it. chat.stackoverflow.com is throwing "Something bad ...
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Seeking clarification on the idea of contacting a moderator via chat on a different stack site

Right now, my post is on hold. I have taken in consideration of the improvement on the post. Since, I am unable to make contact with moderators who put the question on hold. Perhaps, I'm being ...
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What can moderators do about suspended chat users who attempt to engage with users via their chat profiles?

Recently, we encountered a rather persistent user in a chat room, repeatedly attempting to engage with other users in the chat by editing their chat profile description and repeatedly leaving and re-...
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What is the correct chat flag to flag "unfriendly" messages?

During the new update to comment flags, a new option "It's unfriendly or unkind" was added. This is different from the "It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse." comment flag. As ...
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Is there any chat feature on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In one of my earlier posts, an user initiated a private discussion for understanding my concern better. (There is a chat window on the 5th comment) Which badge is required for that?
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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....
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Why do XKCD comics onebox?

I'm curious as to why only XKCD comics are eligible for oneboxing in chat. XKCD is not the only webcomic out there, but as far as I know no other comics onebox by default.
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Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic(words of warning, short)

Apologies for the rough edit, but it's too much work at this point to put it back the way it was. and the original post really was too long anyway. The reason for this post basically boils down to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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