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Questions tagged [chat-search]

Use this tag for questions about the search capabilities for chat including messages, rooms and users

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Is it possible to search for words containing accented characters in chat?

If I remember correctly, on the main site the search is "accent-blind" in the sense that, for example, searching for José and Jose returns the same set of result. (Perhaps in different orders, exact ...
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Filtering star list in a room for a specific user

As the tittle says, I am wondering if there is a way to filter the list of starred messages in a room to only show the message that were starred by a specific user. Showing the message that were ...
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Chat search fails to load autocomplete list for users more than once [duplicate]

As a heavy user of chat search, I've repeatedly run into a bug in the chat search page affecting the autocomplete list for the username ("when said by...") box: If I type part of a username quickly, ...
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Chat search results limited to 9999 items

So, to put it another way, chat search will return results with 200+ pages but only the first 199 pages have content. Today I was looking for some really early messages about myself in a room I use ...
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Users lookup in chat search breaks with JavaScript error

When using the chat search and trying to filter by user, I get this after typing several letters: Two letters work fine, third or fourth letter breaks the lookup. Can this please be fixed?
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How can I search for images I've uploaded in chat?

I'm looking to find an image I posted in Super User Root Access a few weeks ago, when I first discovered a chat-specific easter egg. I've tried searching the chat transcripts for imgur.com*, but it ...
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Can any user be invited to chat?

Can all users be invited to chat? (Assuming they have sufficient reputation to talk in chat, that is at least 20 reputation points.) Does every user have a chat profile? I have tried to search a bit ...
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Chat search not returning messages posted after July 8

For some reason, chat searches are not returning any results newer than July 8 at about 2:05 PM UTC. This example search pinpoints the issue. The problem appears to be caused by the recent datacenter ...
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How do I find chat rooms I've participated in previously?

I've moved a few comment chains to chat, and assuming I would be notified of replies, closed the chat windows (btw if anyone could point me to some information about how chat notifications work, that'...
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What are the differences between oneboxed and regular messages when searching?

There are several types of chat messages which can be oneboxed. I have noticed that sometimes there are differences between searching for messages which are oneboxed an which are not. I did not try ...
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How can I list all messages a specific user posted in chat? [duplicate]

When you search for messages using chat search, you can narrow down the regular text search by specifying (1) room and (2) which user posted the messages. However, if you specify the room and the ...
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EL&U chat room appearing on wrong page of room search results

An EL&U chatroom created yesterday is showing up, not on the first or second page of recently created rooms, but on page 38. This is with the sort=created and nohide=true options. Link to page 38 ...
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Please, don't touch my eggs! (aka change the easter egg chat search)

Recently when I've tried to search egg on one of the chat-room of SE network, I got fake messages, for example: All of those non-existent messages with negative ID, e.g. http://chat.meta....
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Fix the link of “# all time messages by (John Doe)” in chat

I've noticed that there is a link of "all time messages" either in the "frequently in rooms" or "currently in rooms" tabs in chat. But upon clicking on it, you will reach just to the usual transcript ...
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Searching on chat always returns no results

It seems that after the datacenter migration to Denver, I can't search anything on chat. Searches for any keyword return no results on all three chat servers, chat.stackexchange.com, chat.meta....
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Support for searching chat messages with a regex-like syntax

Often times I want to search for messages containing words with varying lengths of characters, like, Shhhhh versus Shh, or Hellooo versus Helloo. It would be helpful if we could have a regex-like ...
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How can I find out which users have uttered a certain keyword most often in chat?

I'd like to find fellow SE users who are most inclined to chat about a certain topic. For example, we can find out that this user said "Meteor" 35 times: http://chat.stackoverflow.com/search?q=Meteor&...
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In chat the search results per page message count is off-by-one

If I use the search feature on chat the results are paged in batches of 50. At least that is what you think based on the parameters in the url: ...?q=close&User=578411&page=1&pagesize=50&...
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How to find the very first conversation in chat with user?

Hi is it possible to find very first conversation between me and another user? How to search url for that? Thanks.
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Reintroduce searching for tags in chat

We always had the ability to search for tags in chat-search using the syntax tag:tag-name, but after the changes in chat search a while back this is no longer possible. I'm not sure when the changes ...
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Is there a way to view my starred chat messages? [duplicate]

I can find a list of messages which I have starred, but I would like (for ego-stroking purposes) to find a list of my messages which other people have starred. Is there any way to find such a list?
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How do you find out your very first chat in a particular chatroom?

I want to know my very earliest/first chat post in a chatroom. Is there perhaps a way to search/view all my posts and sort the results?
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The pagination buttons are misaligned in chat search

When searching in chat, the first button in the pagination links at the bottom is elevated higher than the rest of the buttons:
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Make Chat search “and” not “or”

So new search for the sites defaults to "and"; adding more terms narrows scope. That's cool. I know/assume Chat's search wasn't overhauled and I don't expect half as much attention to be paid to Chat'...
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Stack Overflow chatroom filter does not work on words/tags, and hence the chatroom for R cannot be found!

Unlike searching for R questions on Stack Overflow itself, chatrooms cannot be filtered by [R]. If you try to filter on "R" you get 26 pages of every room whose name happens to contain the letter ...
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Searching chat history for two consecutive double quotes yields server error

If you search in the chat history for something with two double quotes, something bad will happen. For example, try searching for ""abc"".
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Are the chat logs saved at all?

There's a lot of useful discussion being made in the chat rooms - are they logged and saved for future reference? If they are, where can I access them - and are they indexable by Google? If not, did ...
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I cannot search chat messages that are said by Will

When searching a room for chat messages, I have the option of searching the content of the message, as well as who said the message. The feature is nifty in that the list will auto-complete for me ...