Questions tagged [chat-stars]

For questions about the ability to star messages in chat and the star list at the right of the room.

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Why can't we have more stars in chat?

I don't see the purpose of the star-limit. Why is there one? And, if possible, can we have unlimited stars? We do after all, have some star-happy users.
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Mouse-over truncated messages on star wall to see full message [duplicate]

Sometimes comments are too long to fit on the star wall, and are truncated with "...": It would be nice if holding the mouse over these showed a tooltip or something with the full message text, or if ...
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Star/unstar/pin/unpin via transcript is broken for room owners

This includes As a room owner, starring a message on the transcript marks both pin and star as set, pin doesn't work plus some. Something is very, very wrong with star/pin/unstar/unpin in the ...
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Hover text for chat starboard messages

In chat, starred messages appear in the panel to the right but are truncated to a certain length. Rather than have to follow the link to a new page, it would be useful to be able to hover over a ...
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Allow image description text in chat, so that starred images have meaningful text description

Right now only link-only messages can get oneboxed into 300×300px images. If you add any text before or after an image link, it's not oneboxed. The main site markdown: ![fascinating optics phenomenon]...
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Superpings don't show user name in sidebar

Doorknob just superpinged someone in our chat. The message got starred and ended up in the sidebar. However, the superping syntax and user ID weren't replaced with the normal ping and user name there (...
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Why do some stars have a border on them? [duplicate]

In chat, most often the stars are entirely black. But sometimes I see a white star which has a black border. As I saw, they leave the messages for a long time in the starboard. Are those white stars ...
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New privilege: “Star everywhere”

I would like to propose a new reputation privilege: "Star Everywhere". The details can still be discussed, but I'm thinking about something like this: Users cannot star messages in all chat rooms by ...
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Disallow starring / pinning of messages that are too old / are in rooms you aren't in

Currently one can star / pin messages, even those which are off the transcript board, extremely old, or are in another room (including frozen ones) This is possibly a bug, where such messages can be ...
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Stars and pins are retained when chat messages are moved!

In the chat system, stars and pins are retained when moved to another room. This is probably a bug. Here a picture: When a room owner pins a message, they can move it to another room, and they cannot ...
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Starred list in chat isn't scrollable

Before clicking on "show 7 more": After: I know this is probably really minor, but as you can tell, the scrollbar is set down to the very bottom, yet there's no option to view down the other 7 ...
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Bringing chat moderation to a stable state

So, room owners can now moderate their rooms which is great! I think this is an awesome step towards a less abuse prone chat. Now that it's implemented I'd like to suggest a few new additions to ...
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If a message I starred gets edited, the star state is forgotten [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce Star any recent message Have the OP to edit it Star count remains, but now it appears as though you haven't starred it (star is black) Star it again for it to receive star state ...
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How many messages can I star? Is there any rate limiting? [duplicate]

This got me curious: Like you start with 500 stars. The first one leaves you with 499, the second with 497, the third with 494... Is this already in place? Does it mean I can use only 500 stars ...
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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

We on Anime&Manga like images in chat, but we also like to still see relevant content in the starred chat message list. We just installed a chat bot that posts anime pictures from time to time and ...
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Mass-cancel stars in chat room

In the Root Access chat room, we are having a little issue with some people starring every message, even though none make sense on their own, and they aren't interesting. I spent a few minutes ...
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Messages starred by me can only be sorted by the number of stars

You can see all starred messages for a chat room and there you can filter only messages starred by you. But! The default (and only) sorting is by the number of stars a message has. But what do I care ...
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I can't star chat messages as a new Stack Exchange employee

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but as a new employee I can't star things in team chat. I've created this question to highlight my problem, but to also resolve it. (hoping that by ...
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Pinned message appears pinned, but is not actually pinned

I stumbled across what I think is a bug: This is after refreshing the page. Here's the sequence of events: Message posted, and starred by a few people (including me) Stars cleared (not by me) Pinned ...
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Starred message from ignored users should not show up

When you ignore a user, you don't want to read their posts. However, if messages by such users get starred, they do show up in the sidebar list of starred messages even though you ignore them.
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Impossible to un-star/un-pin messages for long list [duplicate]

I think there is a lack of tools to un-star messages. Currently, there is a way to do this: to select the corresponding link in the list of recently starred messages: But the problem is: if the list ...
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I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)

So I was making a chatbot in Ruby for SE chat, and I discovered that I could find out the starrer of a message. I'm pretty sure stars, like votes, are supposed to be anonymous. Although this ...
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Chat bug with displaying starred message in Hebrew

I've noticed that there is a bug in displaying Hebrew symbols when a message is starred. Here we go: The message sample: Message is starred: As you can see, it's displayed wrong (I guess ...
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Starred fixed-width messages break in the starboard

FHRC#1 indicates a backquote in a chat message using fixed-width formatting, which is (correctly) output literally. FHRC#2 shows that the same backquote is misinterpreted by the sidebar starboard as a ...
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Starring or Pinning a message that got cleared by a room owner gives off a wrong error message

Imagine the following situation: Message gets posted in room User A (room owner) pins the message (or for that matter, user a which is not a room owner, stars it). User B (another room owner) clears ...
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Message option popup disappears when any message is starred

Steps to reproduce: Have someone star a message Click the little arrow next to the message on the star list Have the same person star a different message while the popup is still up The popup ...
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Provide a way to determine which user is spamming stars in chat

As a compliment or alternative* to not refunding cancelled stars, it'd be nice if chat would auto-raise a flag identifying someone starring n items in x minutes, or at least provide a list of ...
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Check all starred message posted in chat

I just earned Talkative badge in Stackoverflow. Now, I want to know for which comment or message I got this badge ? How would I know this? Scenario:- 1. I was chatting in a room and after some time, I ...
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Removing a specific pinned/starred message from a chat room

Is there any way to remove the stars/pins from a starred/pinned message? There should be some kind of way to remove them, and room owners should have that capability.
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Starred messages aren't showing their stars in the transcript if you use their permalink [closed]

In Firefox 29.02a, if a message is starred, and you visit it via its permalink, you won't see its stars in the transcript. This includes the messages in the starred message list on the right hand side ...
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Incorrect “Starred” count on chat room overviews [duplicate]

I've recently noticed an inconsistency in starred message counts on chat room overviews. I have verified that this bug exists across multiple sites, but will be using WordPress SE's The Loop for ...
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Notify me when my chat message is starred

Can we alter the chat system so that we are notified when our messages are starred? I'd be happy with the normal style of notification (e.g. badge symbol on my Gravatar). The notification could ...
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Allow canceling stars from message or Starred Tab in room info [duplicate]

Firstly, I have already looked into this feature request. But its still not implemented. Problem: We, as a room owner, are responsible to cancel a few stars which are not quite meaningful. See the ...
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Chat star superposition desynchronisation

I was trying to star two messages in a chat room (this one, if it's important) and by chance did it too quickly, leading to chat rate-limiting me from actually starring the second one. Problem 2 ...
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Prevent repeated starring and unstarring of messages

It appears that you get to blink stars on any message as frequently as you want, as long as you want. Some child on The Bridge has just found out about this and the only approach I can think of - ...
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Remove Truncation For Pinned Chat Messages

Currently when you star a message in chat it appears to the right. However, if the message is more than 150 printable characters the message is truncated at that limit, and has an ellipsis appended to ...
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Order starred chat posts by stars

When I look at the starred posts in a chatroom, they're not ordered by stars, even though the list of posts starred by me is only ordered by stars. I would like the ability to sort all starred posts (...
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Chat room stars, personal vs. room

Update This just happened. I waltzed into the PHP room, and sure enough: If this isn't evidence that we need a room star creation reputation minimum, I don't know what is. Alternative While I ...
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How does the repositioning of starred messages work?

I just starred an already-starred message over at RPG General Chat, and the message moved up by four spaces. Normally, I only see two or three spaces, but it was underneath a pile of highly-starred ...
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Stars are now evil?

As a room owner of a chat.SE room, I recently noticed a button that I can use: Great! I don't know when I would ever need to use it, but that's beside the point. When I click the button, this dialog ...
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Highlight questions in the star list when I hover over the reply

When I hover over a reply, I get a nice effect that clearly shows me which post it is replying to: It would be really nice if this effect happened in the star list too: Stars (sometimes) hang around ...
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Stars mysteriously disappearing in the Python Chat Room

A few weeks ago, in the Python chat room, a few of the room owners got together and decided that the starred list was getting a bit out of hand (from memory about 100-150 messages, maybe even more). ...
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Can we increase the limit of chat stars available per day?

It's 15:39 and I've already used up my star allowance for the day. This is a regular occurrence. Why is the star limit set at what it is? Could this limit be raised to a slightly larger, yet still ...
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Editing a starred post in chat breaks display for user who starred it

Steps to reproduce: User A posts a message User B stars it, the star next to the post appears yellow User A edits the post The display of the star in User B's view becomes black, as if they haven't ...
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As a room owner, starring a message on the transcript marks both pin and star as set, pin doesn't work

As a room owner, starring a message on the transcript marks both pin and star as set in the dropdown, and using the pin feature doesn't seem to work. I for one don't mind if we can't pin on the ...
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Starring a message in chat that has a tag late in the message causes an empty tag box in the star list

Well, that's a decent title. Now what the heck am I talking about? Caused by starring this chat message. Seems to me like the box shouldn't be there at all since the tag is not part of the ...
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Allow cancelling of stars from message

Currently, the only way to cancel stars in a chat transcript is when the chat-message is visible in the chatroom's sidebar. However, in a fast-moving, multi-star chatroom, the window of opportunity ...
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Let me see stars

Here is how the chat sidebar looks, annotated with how interesting/useful stuff is: On my monitor, I can usually only see the top two or three starred items, but I want to see more. Could something ...
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Should we clarify the position of stars in chat?

It's not uncommon for (especially new) users to star chat messages which helped solving a specific problem that they were asking, and not an "overly helpful or interesting post for the room". Should ...
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Chatroom owners can star their own messages

I was able to star my own message by pinning it and unpinning it. Pinning a message adds a star, even to your own messages, but when the pin is removed, the star remains.