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Real time, stateful web chat that's a part of every Stack Exchange site.

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Chat Enhancement - Browser Plugin for Linux Users

Me and a couple of other people have been hard at work to bring something brilliant to all Linux users who frequent the chat rooms on StackExchange sites. Introducing... chromify-osd! As you can see,...
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Add a way to exclude messages from specific rooms when searching chat

Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against ...
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Why have I been banned from chat?

So I've been banned from chat again. For reporting a problem. And, presumably, for being a thorn in the hide. I sense problems before most do and didn't use offensive language this time. Please look ...
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Chat message status indicator

When in chat, sometimes my messages fail to send due to the anti-flood or a network timeout. Often this happens after I've written a follow-up message which in turn shows the messages in the wrong ...
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Appoint chat moderators exclusively responsible for moderating chat

Currently, the way that chat moderation is set up, it relies heavily on site moderators moderating chat in addition to their main Q&A site. Moderators have some pretty powerful tools (freezing ...
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Rename the Teachers' Lounge [closed]

I've always found the name of the Teachers' Lounge to be mildly condescending, as if those who inhabit it see themselves as holding a superior position over the common users. This isn't what was ...
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Am I supposed to be reviewing spam flags? [duplicate]

I was just chatting in chat when I saw a little ping-like circle except it was blue and on the wrong side. So I did what any good citizen would do and I clicked it. It quickly prompted me to review a ...
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Unwanted feature: chat account auto-re-parenting

As a moderator on one site, it is kind of important that my chat account is associated with the site on which I am a moderator. Several times recently I've been booted out of the Teachers Lounge and ...
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Why don't I have access to the moderator chat room anymore?

I'm still a moderator pro tempore over at Parenting.SE and therefore ought to have access to the "Teacher's Lounge" chat room, but when I visit the link I get "access denied". Is something broken? ...
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Teacher's Lounge inaccessible for Stack Overflow Moderators

I tried to access the Teacher's Lounge (Stack Exchange Moderator Chat), but it says I must request access. Another moderator on Stack Overflow has also had the same thing happen to him (late yesterday)...
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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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What do hollow/filled stars mean in chat?

I was on chat in Stack Overflow and noticed that some of the message had grey stars with a black border while others were just black stars. What is the difference between the 2 star types?
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Amazon logo in oneboxed Amazon links is pixelated

When I post a link to an Amazon product page in chat, the Amazon logo in the onebox is very fuzzy: Can someone increase the resolution of the Amazon logo?
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Provide a “Network Profile” link on chat

When we click on Avatar in a chat room, the information like: about, chat-user-profile, user-profile-on-parentsite etc. is shown. I am requesting to display a Network Profile link in there (At the ...
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Anonymized chat messages are now searchable by user

Something appears to have changed recently whereby anonymised messages have become searchable under the user. For example; https://chat.stackoverflow.com/search?user=1640606&q=stackoverflow This ...
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Opt in “mentor” privilege at 7.5k

I am suggesting a Mentor privilege at 7.5k. It would be on a per-user per-site opt in basis. At some reputation level (perhaps 7.5k) there could be an opt in "mentor" privilege. If someone opts in ...
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Transcript has time in UTC

Just got invited to a chat and received the notification on Stack's INBOX Once clicking on it in, i can the transcript with time in UTC which is one hour before my time zone Then i click ...
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Chat Room title being a url breaks UI

Not sure if this is the right place to report this bug but I thought it was worth raising. The following chatroom has a title that is a URL: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/99790/https-politics-...
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Moderator moves comments to chat - can low-rep user participate?

Something that isn't clear to me in the other discussions on this topic: Low-rep users can't write comments on anything other than their own posts (questions or answers) or answers to their own ...
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Zoom to a specific user or conversation in Chat

Every time I log into Stack Exchange Chat, I see the tail end of some monologue or dialogue that looks pretty interesting. Inevitably, this is what happens. Mouse over the last message that is a "...
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Use the non-mobile chat interface on iPad

My main site is Stack Overflow, where I'm a member of a couple of chat rooms and RO of one of them. When chatting I'm usually at my iPad, for which I have a keyboard and use the device in "landscape" ...
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The site-specific chat rooms have lost their site's favicons. Could they be restored? [closed]

Over the last few hours, the SE chat rooms appear to have reverted to the SE favicon (). For example, the Root Access chat room, which is linked to Super User previously had SU's icon (). This seems ...
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Animated SVGs don't animate when oneboxed in chat

If I post a lovely animated SVG here, it will animate: Beautiful, but the same does not happen in chat for me (Chrome, Mac OS): This is a serious bug which needs fixing immedia-- ALL GLORY TO THE ...
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Posting a message “https://chat.stackoverflow.com” in chat shows a picture for Stack Overflow that links to the stackoverflow.com homepage

Look here: I posted this message in Chat: https://chat.stackoverflow.com/ It oneboxed like if I had posted https://stackoverflow.com/ This doesn't happen with a link to https://ja....
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There should be a way to manually invite users without enough rep to chat

I regularly see postings from new users that don't quite fit the criteria of the relevant site. In many cases, the posts are commented on and downvoted/closed, but the user simply never comes back to ...
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Are there any topic boundaries for the private chat room Teachers' Lounge?

Because privacy and confidentiality means "what happens here, stays here", does that mean that participants there can freely voice concerns or questions that when brought to the public would be closed,...
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Chat's “Ignores” moderator page is broken

On all the chat domains, the moderator page has a link to the path /admin/users, and the tab "Ignores" on that page is broken, which simply throws and display a HTTP 500 server error page. I couldn't ...
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Hide messages from ignored user in chat transcript

For technical reasons(*) I'm following a chat room by reading the transcript rather than visiting the chat room itself. The problem is, there is this one user who keeps disrupting any conversation ...
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Uncaught TypeError breaks chat room loading

Every so often when I try and load a chat room, I get stuck on this screen: I finally checked the Javascript console this time; it had this error at the bottom: master-chat.js:247: Uncaught ...
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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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chat.<site>.stackexchange.com is mapped by DNS and triggers errors

One of our users recently tried to access the StackExchange chat through chat.crypto.stackexchange.com which depending on a few things will either yield a domain miss-match certificate error or will ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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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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In beta site chat rooms, the account suspension message is nearly unreadable [duplicate]

On the Board and Card games chat site, the account suspension message is very difficult to see. In my browser (Chrome on Linux) it looks like this: For anyone who has trouble seeing it, that says ...
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Long username partially overlaps with site logo in chat profile popup

For users with rather long names, the username partially overlaps with the site logo in the chat profile popup: Tested in the latest Firefox and Chrome on macOS Mojave.
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Chat feed bot chokes on long URLs

I was adding a feed bot to the French Language & Usage chat room that would feed all questions from Travel Stack Exchange that are about French-speaking locales. (I'm not 100% sure this ...
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Can MSE (and SO) chat notify me on other sites’ chats?

Recently, I’ve been trying to check the Tavern on the Meta, along with rooms on other Chat sites, at the same time. However, on MSE chatrooms, the accounts are separate from non-MSE ones. If I am in ...
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How do you type `\` inside a codeblock in chat?

I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type ...
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Chat room image instead of link

How can you post an image in the chat rooms instead of providing its link? There should be a "How to Format" within the chat rooms as well.
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Can oneboxing questions/answers use the site's favicon instead of the scaled-down apple-touch-icon?

I've noticed that when you post a link to a question or answer in chat, and it oneboxes it, it doesn't use the favicon, but instead uses the scaled down apple-touch-icon. Here're some comparisons, ...
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Why did I get a notification for spam/offensive flags in chat?

This is confusing because: It's the first time I got such a notification But there's nothing there On refresh the blue [1] stays there - On Chrome, where caching is chaotic, could it be stale cache? ...
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Adding a new user to a chat room access list is confusing

There was considerable confusion in chat recently about this dialog, and when I looked at it I realized it's misleading if not downright wrong: It makes it sound like you can enter a user's site ID ...
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Chat bug? Pings and replies time out

I'm experiencing a strange bug. If I add a ping (@user) in my chat message, or reply to a specific message, then the message times out: Ordinary messages go through just fine.
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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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Unable to load Stack Exchange Chat when on VPN

I recently started using a VPN service while accessing Internet on all my computers (Specifically NordVPN). While the various network sites appear to work fine, I am unable to load the Stack Exchange ...
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Is there a shortcut for replying to chat messages?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for replying to messages, much like the up arrow is a shortcut for editing your previous message?
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Unable to dissociate chat room

When creating a new chat room, it's possible to not associate it with a specific site, if you choose "The Stack Exchange Network" from the site list (it appears twice for some reason, but that's a ...
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Bad title when creating new chat room

When creating a new chat room, the "This room might already exist" page has a <title> with an unprocessed code snippet:
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“Newbie” doesn't have enough reputation to talk in chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SO Chat: Why is it that “Only members of Stack Overflow with at least 20 reputation may talk…”? I just tried the new feature to move a conversation to chat, ...
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How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)? [closed]

I was recently suspended in chat here on Meta.SE. I would like to know how I could have handled this situation better and avoided a suspension. Link to transcript: https://chat.meta.stackexchange....