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What is Stack Exchange doing to fundamentally fix the recent and ongoing chat disruption through serial starring of messages?

Many chatrooms right now have someone or something methodically starring every single recent message, disrupting the starboard messages and making stars effectively useless because they're on every ...
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Why is starring a post still allowed for read-only users in gallery mode chat rooms?

The recent mass star-trolling incident made me realize that any registered user can star any message in read-only gallery chat rooms they don't have any write permission on. This doesn't really seem ...
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Hovering over a deleted chat message makes it look like you can still star it

When you hover over deleted chat messages, it seems possible to star the message. As expected, clicking the star does not have any effect, but it seems better not to display the star at all.
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Why do I not have the Talkative badge with 47 messages and several have stars?

I noticed a badge (Talkative) and it seemed to me I should have been awarded it. Especially, since I had been awarded a similar Hat (Verified) during Winter/Summer Bash 2022. The talkative badge is ...
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Not enough whitespace in starred chat message due to tags

Starred messages in chat don't have enough whitespace between lines, the problem is most visible if there are tags in the message. In the screenshot it can be seen that there isn't one pixel of space ...
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RSS feed for starred chats does not include starred chat posts

As an example, this chatroom displays the following list of starred chat posts on the right column: However the RSS does not include links to the starred chat posts: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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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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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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Why can't I star this chat message? [duplicate]

I tried to star this chat message but the star immediately goes away and I get a message "It is too late to undo this operation". Staring other messages works fine.
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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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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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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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Cropping top starred lines in chat, responsive

I was at a chat room and noticed starred lines cropping: If I check responsiveness by shaking the thing, it pops in and out: I saw this in one of my browsers, and checked that happens in all of ...
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Show starred posts on chat in chronological order

Sometime recently a change was made to chat to show posts 'starred by me' in order of the number of stars. From time to time I have occasion to star posts in a chat room for reference, and having ...
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Can not unstar own message in chat [duplicate]

I accidently pinned my own message. I managed to unpin it, but it still remained as starred. When I try to unstar the message I get a message saying that I can not star my own message, and the ...
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Did starred message ordering change?

I looked at the starred message list in the Python chat room today, and it looks like the algorithm that decides what to show there has changed. There are a lot more high-starred old messages and a ...
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How can I see chat messages starred by others?

I just earned the outspoken badge out of the blue. I rarely use chat, so I'm really surprised to find I said enough interesting things for people to star apparently. But I wouldn't know where or what ...
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Is it possible to filter the star list in a room for a specific user?

As the title 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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Make the error message when I attempt to re-star a chat message where my star was cleared more understandable

I recently starred a message, but my star was cleared by a room owner. I attempted to star it again, but the system (rightfully) prevented me from doing so. However, the error message I got when I ...
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Allow meaningful titles for starred one-boxed chat messages

For certain websites, chat automatically one-boxes the content when writing a chat message that only contains a link. This displays a short summary inline in the chat room, instead of only showing the ...
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Star as interesting via transcript says about pinning too [duplicate]

If you'll star message in chat transcipt as interesting via drop down menu by selecting an item "star as interesting" in the result you'll see the following: You have starred and pinned this ...
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When moving comments to chat, retain comment upvotes as chat upvotes (not stars)

I'm proposing to modify chat to include special chat rooms where there are no stars, but upvotes instead. I've read the previous propositions similar to this one where upvotes get converted to stars ...
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The difference between the stars in chat, why all the confusion anyhow?

Looking in a chat room at the panel on the right with all the starred messages, I noticed 3 kinds of stars. ☆ (star outlined) ★ (star filled) (gold star filled) The gold star is easy enough for me, ...
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Chat message posted "24h ago"?

Does anyone know what went wrong??? Why isn't it 1d ago but 24h ago? Look, there's another message above it that reads 1d ago which is correct.
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What are chat stars?

I was looking at the description of the Glasses With A Number on Top hat that's part of Winter Bash 2017. It says to post a message in chat ±12h from Jan 1, 0:00 UTC that gets starred. I am not sure ...
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Starred chat message with a comment is not parsed well

This chat message contains a link to the comment of the post. Chat message is starred, and in the starboard link not correctly parsed: In particular clickable part of the link refers to the ...
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Vertical position of star in full vs mobile chat

My chat message (which actually is an image) has been stared by someone. In mobile chat it looks like this: But for full web chat, a star is shown at the bottom of the message: Is it ...
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"Ignore this user (everywhere)" doesn't affect star board [duplicate]

Using "ignore this user (everywhere)" option in chat hides all messages from selected user in the feed. But it doesn't affect star board. I.e. if ignored user has starred message it's visible ...
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Chat moderation tools are insufficient for combating star spam

Lately in The Nineteenth Byte (I know, it's always us), we've been dealing with an issue where one or more users have decided that spamming stars on every recent message is funny. While moderators and ...
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Why aren't comment up-votes converted to "stars" when the comment gets transferred over to chat? [duplicate]

Recently, a person commented on my answer to a Literature question... aroth: "...at least, according to Wikipedia" - Famous last words. ...and received at least 2 upvotes (possibly even 3)....
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If you star then pin then unstar the message will not show up in the starboard

I found a bug, it is if you star a message then pin and then unstar the message it will look pinned by the little pin icon by the message but will not be pinned in the starboard. You can see the bug ...
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Why doesn't this chat message show up as me having starred it?

Over in Charcoal HQ, I starred this message a while ago. However, now it is not showing up as me having starred it. Here's what I see on the board: So I clicked on it, and got the 'It is too late to ...
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Why does this starred message not show up on the list of all starred messages?

On the room info of Tavern on the Meta, this is the last page of the overview of all starred messages: Here is the latest starred message (from that list) on the transcript: But if you look even ...
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Add the ability to reply to a message on the star board [duplicate]

When clicking the dropdown arrow for a message in chat, you get the following menu: If you click the dropdown for a message on the star board, you get this instead: I'd like the option to reply in ...
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Star in the menu for the post in the chat

My question is about design of the menu of the post in the chat. Menu for the post from another user contains three items (flag, star, reply): for a post unstarred yet: for a post starred by another ...
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Chat starwall is cropped

Chat rooms don't show all the messages of star wall, if chatroom is opened from a low-resolution and/or small screen. For example, below is the screenshot taken from my Macbook pro, 13 inch screen at ...
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Starring a chat message through dropdown while suspended says it is starred, when it's not

While under a chat suspension, clicking on the star to star a message results in a notification saying that a user cannot vote while suspended. But while attempting to star via the dropdown, it says ...
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Unpinned messages stay starred [duplicate]

I just ran across a bug in chat. If you are the room owner, you have the ability to pin/unpin messages. However, recently I ran a test (in my own private chat-room, don't worry! :) ) to see how many ...
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My God, it's full of stars

The 20-star-per-chatroom-per-day limit appears to have disappeared. Tested with 2 different chatrooms over on CodeReview. Got up to about 70 stars before coming here to write this report.
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Markdown in chat works on multi-line messages on the star board [duplicate]

Markdown in chat is broken disabled on purpose for multi-line messages, which has been discussed more than once already on Meta.SE and appears to be status-bydesign. However, if you star a multi-...
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Trying to unstar a chat message starred more than ten minutes ago from the transcript fails silently

In a chat transcript, if I open the dropdown menu for a message I starred more than ten minutes ago (the grace period for unstarring a message) and try to unstar it, the operation fails with no error ...
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Attempting to star a chat message from the star wall while not logged in causes "An error occurred performing this action"

Steps to reproduce: Open any chat room while not logged in or in Incognito Mode. Attempt to star a message in the star wall. Observe that the "An error occurred performing this action" overlay is ...
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Links posted as code become actual links when starred

When one posts a link in chat which is preceded by four spaces, it is formatted as code and isn't displayed as a link. Example. However, when starred, in the star wall it appears as an ordinary link: ...
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Which post on SE chat has the most stars?

Is there any way to find out which chat post across the entire chat.SE network (all rooms, all users) has the most stars? I solemnly swear that the intention of this question is not so that I can ...
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I didn't pin that [duplicate]

I was looking through a chat transcript, and wanted to see a message's revision history. So, I clicked the arrow, and saw something interesting: I did star the message, but I did not pin it (I am ...
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Issue re-starring or pinning a chat item after removing stars, plus a 'star cheat'

I went to pin a message in a room I own, and was puzzled that I couldn't. Another moderator could though. So I tested on another message, and found this is what happens: Star or pin an item, then ...
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I'd like to be able to sort starred messages by date OR number of stars

When you go to a chatroom's description, you can get a list of all starred posts, all posts starred by you, and all starred posts posted by you. I really like having these lists, but I would like them ...
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Reply to messages on chat starwalls [duplicate]

I'm a member of Code Review; we have a very (star-happy) chat room called The 2nd Monitor. It's not uncommon to want to make a reply to a message on the starwall and start a conversation based off of ...
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Posting times do not agree in chat rooms

I recently saw this in wordbuilders general chat: . Basically, a message posted and stared more than 9 hours ago shows up as posted 8 hours ago in the sidebar. I suspect it is an issue about the list ...
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"You have starred and pinned this message"—no I haven't

Once more, The Nineteenth Byte has uncovered an exceptionally obscure chat bug. When I click the dropdown arrow from the transcript next to this message, I see: However, I've only starred it, and ...
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