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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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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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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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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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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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Can I see things that I've said in chat that have been starred?

I was reviewing the star on chat.SE list this morning and I noticed that quite a few of the items on the list were mine. I was curious as to how often people enjoy the things I post there enough to ...
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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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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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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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Display onebox title in starred/pinned messages list

When a message containing a onebox is starred or pinned, the star list displays the original URL in a hyperlink. Instead of a URL, the text should be a descriptive label depending on what kind of ...
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Chat moderation tools are insufficient for combatting 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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Please add a reply button to messages in the pinned/starred section

I've run into this a few times; I'll rejoin chat after being away for a while and notice something interesting in the starred section. I'd like to reply directly to the message but there's no reply ...
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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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Displaying “show X more” (starred) in chat is a tease?

In chat, when clicking on the "show X more" link to show more recently starred messages, the new entries are added beyond the exiting view and are tucked away under the footer. The scrollbar is ...
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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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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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“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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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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When starring a message from the star board, it's not reflected in the main chat window

If you click to star a post on the side (in the starred list), it changes color but not the star by the main chat area (it does add one to the number, but it doesn't change the color). Then when you ...
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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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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.
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Adding image thumbnails/previews to star wall in chat

Server Fault chat has turned into make-fun-of-bad-questions-with-funny-pictures chat and we're totally fine with that. We do still have a lot of serious conversation, but the star wall is constantly ...
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Chat stars on trivial messages

Let me paint a picture ... I've just returned from a solid two or three hour coding binge. Very productive. I feel good about myself and the universe, but mostly I feel good about all the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Chat stars not appearing next to my own starred messages

Since sometime earlier today (that I noticed, anyway), when someone stars a comment I make in chat, it's not displaying the star next to the comment in the main chat window. The stars are appearing ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I (as the room owner) unstar a message in chat?

Is there a way to unstar a message starred by another user in chat? The situation is this: A user recently posted this message in a chat room. asl pls Someone starred it, and now it appears on ...
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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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When stars are cancelled on a chat message, the stars should not be refunded [duplicate]

We in the C# chat room are having an issue with people abusing stars. When someone starts spam-starring messages, we cancel the stars, but this gives the user their stars back, enabling them to spam ...
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Chat should have distinct “upvote” and “star” features — the right-hand “star board” should be based on upvotes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chat Feature-Request: Thumbs-Up Chat currently has a button next to each message which, when clicked, causes the message to appear on the right hand side in the "star board" (...
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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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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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Chat Transcript claims I pinned a message I cannot have pinned when I star it

Whenever I star a message in chat via the transcript, the chat transcript gets very confused. These are snippets of the Transcript and Live Feed for the same message: Transcript Live Feed ...
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Make starred comments box in chat scrollable

Just above the red hand-drawn line, it should be obvious there are crests of some text lettering peeking through. Can we just have the box in a scrollable DIV?
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There's a discrepancy between the number of starred messages reported at different places

In the C++ chat room, the number of all starred messages is currently reported in the right-hand panel as 3407. That number is a link, and if I click on it, it takes me to [an info page with a tab ...
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Plain links don't get linkified in the stars tab of the chat room info?

Viewing the stars tab for Tavern on the Meta, the first item is a link to Jeff's blog about his leaving, but it doesn't get linkified like it does in the normal list. It should display as: ...
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Why am I able to star old chat messages but unable to then unstar them?

If you are viewing a chatroom's transcript, click the little arrow while you're hovering over a chat message. You will see "Star as interesting". This works for any date/time, regardless of how old ...
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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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Starring any message in the C++ room makes list of starred and pinned messages disappear

Just now, whenever someone stars any message in the C++ room, the list of starred and pinned messages disappears. This seems to happen across all browsers for all currently active participants in ...
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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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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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Setup starred feed to replace oneboxing link's display text with onebox text content

Right now if you have oneboxable links, if starred, the feed panel will display this, usually, mangled and hard to read link without any indication of content. (So we lose the benefit of oneboxing ...
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Transfer upvotes on comments to stars in chat

When a comment conversation is moved by moderators to a chat room, the upvotes on those comments are lost. If a comment had 20 upvotes, there is nothing to indicate that once it has been moved to ...