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

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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a Comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? [duplicate]

Question: For an answer on a stack exchange site with say 8 comments, how can I / is it possible to import the comments into a chat room? Background: I was helping with a question and made several ...
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Markdown in chat fails for multi-line messages

We've come to rename Markdown to Letdown in the C++ chat room because it lets you down so often. I've now just found a pattern. It seems markdown fails for multi-line messages. That is, this ...
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Disable chat migration notification if one of the users has insufficient rep?

Simple request, really. Can we add a detection for the Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? prompt, so that if one of ...
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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A guide to moderating chat

Chat is an offshoot of the main site, and using it is a privilege users earn early on during their time here. Chat is our place for: Real-time collaboration Meeting fellow members of the ...
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Add escalation system to chat flags

The offensive/spam flags in chat are shown to every moderator from a parent site (on chat.stackexchange.com that is every SE 2.0 moderator, more than 200 right now) and 10k chat users as well. This is ...
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Invite low rep users to participate in chat

I'm aware of the preference for 'general answers to general questions' attitude on SO, and wholeheartedly agree that questions that are focused on specific, one-time issues are not as valuable to the ...
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Should “move-to-chat” be provided on demand (as a button perhaps)?

When comments get too chatty the move-to-chat feature asks if you'd like to move it out. But this often happens after the fact and thus doesn't prevent it. I propose that: Move-to-chat be provided ...
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Add chat rooms for Android app

Being able to join chat rooms from the Android app would be a plus! It would truly make us connected on the go, instead of having to sit down at our desks and open a browser window. This will allow ...
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

Some sites are integrated to chat . What additional sites should the chat support? One suggestion per answer.
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Which links and sites are handled specially in chat?

There is a special linking to some sites in chat, also known as "onebox". What is the full list of supported and integrated sites? Return to FAQ index
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Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to the ...
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How long does it take for chat profiles to update?

Following scenario: user registers, has 1 point user visits chat, notes he cannot post because of only 1 point and needs 20 user goes back to SO, answers a question. gets enough points to chat user ...
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Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges?

Is there a list of privileges that users have on any Stack Exchange chat rooms, and which lists the minimum reputation required for each privilege? If such list doesn't exist, what is the reputation ...
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Getting Marc's chat notifications

Unfortunately, the first name of a popular individual here is also a prefix of my username. As a result, I get his chat notifications whenever someone refers to him by just his first name. Is there a ...
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Toward a philosophy of Chat

TL;DR: The Problem This keeps happening in chat: Surprise at flags on vulgar messages. Language that would invariably get your comments deleted on the main site occasionally gets flagged and deleted ...
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I was able to post in chat with less than 20 rep by joining 20 sites

I joined 20 other sites (out of the many) and even with 1 rep was able to post in any of the chatrooms. For example: In ELL, I have just 1 rep and have posted messages in its chat. ell....
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Create comment-spawned chatrooms for the post, not for the users

When you have too many comments on a question and/or answer the exchange comes up with some text asking if you want to move the discussion over to chat. When you do do that it creates a chat room for ...
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Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat?

I will have been at Stack Overflow for three years this summer. Although I have mostly stopped answering questions long ago, I still rake in the occasional piece of rep, and have thus amassed >...
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How do you delete a room on chat?

I created a test room on chat, but I can't see how to delete it.
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Web-based IRC for the Trilogy?

This is a followup meta topic from the blog post. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/04/do-trilogy-sites-need-a-third-place/ I tend to think that meta is the work part, while Stack Overflow, Super ...
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How many chat flags are required to remove a message/ban a user?

In this question, Moderation controls for Public Chat Rooms, balpha says that moderation flags can automatically ban a user and remove a message. I'd like to know exactly how many flags are required, ...
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What is the point of the “Parent User” in Chat?

I've looked at the Chat FAQ and I'm still not sure what the point of having a "parent user" of the chat account is. Why can't a Chat account be associated with multiple other Stack Exchange accounts ...
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Eeeek! Where did the chat top navigation link go? [closed]

The chat link in the top navigation bar is gone. Instead there is a shiny blog link. Where did the chat link go?
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SO Chat: Why is it that “Only members of Stack Overflow with at least 20 reputation may talk…”?

I want to setup a chatroom for online students learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript. (I encourage everyone learning programming to get a StackOverflow account for Q&A). Stack Overflow Chat is ...
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Let's make it easier to get a room

Let's make it easier for people discussing a post in comments to retire to chat, without waiting for comments to pile up until the system prompts them or a moderator acts. There are two main use ...
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Let me opt out of viewing chat flags

I'm not a moderator. I have ~50k rep on Server Fault. I am a regular in chat. Because chat allows all 10k+ users across the network to act on chat flags, I (and many other regulars in SF chat) see ...
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Why am I suspended from chatting for a message from three months ago?

I have just been suspended from chatting in the C++ lounge for a message that was deleted by the @Feeds bot, that is from May this year. Why now the suspension (30 mins) for a message so old already?!...
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More information is needed in chat Flagged Posts

Today while I was in one of the chatrooms, I noticed a lot of posts being flagged in some other chatroom(I have the necessary 10K rep to vote on flagged posts) but the flagged post just shows the ...
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Don't repeat the ping when editing chat messages

If you use an @notification in chat messages it will notify the corresponding user with a small circle (or snowman) on their gravatar and (if enabled) a sound effect. Now, when you have notified a ...
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Offer an XMPP method for chat

This is a request for the SO chat system to have an XMPP interface. The whole idea of a chat system is to bring people together, and a key way of doing that is to allow people to access the system ...
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What Easter Eggs do the chat sites have?

According to balpha, the SE chat sites may have individual Easter eggs, depending on the site. If you find them, please post. Edit: Because it's so easy to make this stuff up, a screenshot as proof ...
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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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Definitive rules on chat rooms with non-technical discussion

Related: flagging a chatroom which has no technical discussion (2) , flagging a chatroom which has no technical discussion I've noticed that there are lots of chat rooms on chat where there isn't ...
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Any chance of MathJax in chat?

It would be really nice to be able to use MathJaX (math formulas) in chat. Not specially for formulae, but for things like $V_{CC}$ in electronics chat would be very useful.
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Chat user has no parent user

There a chat user who has no valid parent user. It is indicated that his chat account is associated to a Maths.SE account, which does not appear to exist. The user was still able to chat. Is it ...
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Could mods have “add comments to chat” to supplement “move comments to chat”?

Moderators can move comments to a chat room associated with the post, and now we don't even have to wait for 20 comments to be posted in a short period of time -- we can do this at any time via the ...
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Allow temporary guest accounts in chat

When organizing an event on chat, it is sometimes nice to invite an expert or a guest. Yet such person must go through the process of making OpenID, registering account, going to chat, setting write ...
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Include some chat capabilities in iOS app

Currently, the app notifies users when they're mentioned in chat. However, when we tap on the notification, we got redirected out of the app to Safari. Is there a chance we can get some chat ...
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RFC: Better chat @mentions – A prototype

Status: 75% - We have a prototype to play with the UI Previous RFC: RFC: Better chat @mentions Problem Statement & Background Please see the previous RFC. Proposed solution The feedback to ...
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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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When a chat post is edited by another user, it incorrectly shows the editor as the author

Here's this message from Sathya: It usually shows like this in the rooms when you're in another chat room: I edited the post to change a word repetition that sounded weird (Can you tell I'm bored ...
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Chat prompts me to act on flagged messages, but there are no flagged messages to display

Recently I gained over 10,000 reputation network-wide. However, now when I am in The Comms Room I receive a notification that there are flags to act on, but when I click on it, there are no flagged ...
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Chat on beta sites has an unreadable “log in” button

If you visit a chat room attached to a beta site while logged out, the log in message is all but unreadable, being dark grey on a dark blue background. For example, visit The Library while logged out ...
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We're more aggressively enforcing self-moderation in chat

While the timing of this post coincides with us expressing some serious concerns around how we're not doing a good job of helping and guiding Stack Overflow to remain a welcoming place for everyone, ...
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Streamline moderators contacting users through chat

If a moderator needs to contact a user (and it's not severe enough to warrant a moderator message), it's common to make a private room and ping them. The procedure is: Create a new chatroom (named "...
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IRC access for the chat?

Will there be any way of accessing the chat over IRC? As beautiful ajax interfaces are ... IRC is still #1 for chats.
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What technologies were used to build the chat?

I realize there is a similar, broader question here. But the answer is old and does not include the chat technology. Let me know (even if they completely rolled their own). Thanks! I am most ...
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Is there some way to see all of a user's messages in a chat room?

Here's the situation: I'm investigating a user's behaviour in a couple of chat rooms because I find the overall patterns concerning, and may need to direct some official attention their way discreetly....