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When reviewing chat flags, please show two lines of context and underline the message timestamp

Not all communities and rooms are created equal. Some have higher standards than others. Thus, what can be considered offensive in one room may be very well acceptable in another. What makes them ...
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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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Make chat onebox HTTPS links

When I paste a link like http://www.xkcd.com/975 on chat, it promptly oneboxes the comic. However if I post the HTTPS version of that https://www.xkcd.com/975 it doesn't. This is true for all other ...
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Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion

We recently had our main chat room frozen on the DIY site because we're not that talkative. I'd suggest a feature to allow moderators to explicitly protect chatrooms that would exclude them from ...
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Can we get a flag history for chat's moderator attention flags?

I checked my chat profile to see whether I can find something similar to the main-site flag-history for chat-flags, but didn't find anything. I recently had the (dis)pleasure of regularly having to ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room and ...
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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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Push whois to all chat rooms, identifying room owners and local elected moderators

The Teacher's Lounge--the Network-wide chat room for elected moderators--used to have a whois bot. Its functionality was pretty simple: nitsua60> whois meta mods Feed> I am aware of 3 ...
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Granting users access to a private room should create a message in chat

Any moderator or room owner can grant additional access to any user. Granting room owner privileges or removing them produces a message like the following in chat: Mad Scientist has removed Mad ...
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How do I ping the right bob?

We have two bobs at the moment. Bob (with the fox avatar) is a long time user, and bob, with the green avatar. I'd like to ping Bob, without bothering bob with my pings. I see two ways to do this - ...
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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, their account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of possible abuse (all of ...
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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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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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The Amazon is huge, but that doesn't mean the oneboxes need to be

Recently, animuson was dissatisfied with his clock. Therefore, one of our illustrious members sought out an Amazon link to a clock that would solve all of animuson's needs. And this happened: It's ...
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Where's my apostrophe?

My username has an apostrophe in it. I'm very proud of my apostrophe. But today it suddenly stopped rendering in chat! My name is showing up everywhere as things like Rand al'Thor or Rand al&...
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Why can't it just stay off?

I hate that 'plink' chat notification with infinite rage. The most blessed feature in my opinion is the ability to turn off that audible scar. I have requested before for this setting to be stored as ...
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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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SE chat is completely inaccessible to keyboard-only users

Keyboard-only access is an important part of accessibility. In my case, it's simply because my mouse has stopped working, but there are many people who rely on webpages being keyboard-only friendly to ...
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Regular users can indirectly delete feed bot messages

Once more, The Nineteenth Byte has uncovered an exceptionally obscure chat bug. We noticed that, apparently, a regular user managed to delete one of the feed messages in our chatroom. I think that ...
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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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Add list of recent chat flags to /admin

Chat has a list of moderator links on /admin. Unfortunately, this page doesn't have a link to /admin/recent-flags, the list of recent chat flags. Every time I want to find this list, I always have ...
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Could we revisit/reconsider the lack of chat API?

It's a feature request almost as old as the network itself - here's a request for a streaming API that felt like it got off on the wrong foot, and a frustratingly cryptic answer from Jeff when asked ...
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Add pingable groups to chat

My proposal is to add the ability for Room Owners to create pingable groups within a chat room that people can register themselves against. This would allow the easy pinging/sharing of knowledge to ...
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Oneboxing a Stack Exchange post using HTTPS does not work

When you post a link from Stack Exchange into the chatbox using HTTPS, the link does not onebox. However, if you change the link to HTTP, it works. See the screenshot below: HTTPS URLs should onebox, ...
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Make the chat link one click away in the new top bar

In the new header could we please move the chat link back to where it was? (One click away) As a daily frequent to the JavaScript room that's the one link I'd love to have visible 100% of the time. ...
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Ignored users still appear in the 'other rooms you're in' message preview

Well it might not be a huge issue to some (I suppose it depends on how you use the chat system) but when I "Ignore this user everywhere", their messages still appear on the sidebar for the 'other ...
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Let us pick the sound of chat ping

Getting ping'd in some chatrooms (servers?) makes a nice little ding!, in some others you get a loud bonk! Inconsistency is evil, this needs to be fixed. Or rather, instead of forcing a uniform bink! ...
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Chat oneboxes Github gists too big

Case in point: gist in C++ chat. It fills the whole screen. Or, as DeadMG puts it: whoah, giant wall'o'text I suggest reducing the max-height by half, i.e. 300px. That should be enough.
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Prevent user banned on SE site from participating in that site's chat rooms

We have a case on Arqade where a user who is banned from the main site is still chatting in Arqade chat rooms, because his chat parent account was on a different site at the time of the Arqade site ...
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Add upload image button to the new mobile chat

I'd like to see an "upload" button added to the new mobile chat (accepting both web links and local files). It would make it so much more convenient to take pictures of my cats and repost them.
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Chat move messages bug for Mac users

As a room owner on chat, you can move messages out of the room. To do this, we can click on the Room link in the sidebar and select Move Messages. This results in the following instructions: Now on a ...
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Chat is hungry in read only mode and keeps quietly snacking on my posts

During today's maintenance period: I noticed that there wasn't any indication on chat that it was down, and messages would attempt to get posted, just to vanish into thin air, which seems ... rather ...
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A moderation dashboard for chat

Chat Moderation has recently been a topic in the MSE Town Hall Chat #2. This is not only due to the fact that chat moderation is percieved as inconsistent by chat users, chat flags being broken and ...
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Did chat just die?

I can't seem to load anything on https://chat.stackexchange.com (main page, transcripts, user pages, rooms). I also checked on https://isup.me and it said it was down too. Anyone else getting this, ...
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Be able to specify a particular room in the chat magic link

From Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments there are several very useful magic links that show up in comments. In particular, there's [chat]. [chat] – link to the current site's ...
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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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Overrides/preferences for chat oneboxing

Chat oneboxes kind of a lot of things - many SE features, images, twitter feeds, etc. This is a great feature. However, sometimes it's not so great. Many times I find myself in the position where ...
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One page wikis to store all the chat room's nuggets and references

Chat rooms should have some kind of page that captures all the essence and go-to questions that can often come up, but aren't easily searched. A reference point. A one page wiki. The page should be ...
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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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Could SE be *actually* convinced to open source chat?

While usually nothing good ever comes out of Twitter—a recent tweet by the former Community Manager Tim Post caught my eye I wish we'd put more effort into the Bonfire chat we developed at Stack ...
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The Bridge chatroom is struggling with reopening after the browser has been closed

In The Bridge chatroom, me and a number of other users have the problem that when we close our browser (for me it's Edge 101) and reopen it (for example, when rebooting our computers or signing out of ...
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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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Chatbanned user can still join chat with offensive user names

This fine gentleman is apparently chatbanned, but continues to join various rooms over and over (possibly in an automated fashion). His current name is intentionally offensive, as are his previous ...
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Discrepancy in flag number in chat

Well, which is it? One flag or no flags? I do have the all tab selected, so that's not the problem. The flag circle in chat itself is unaffected, only the flags tab and the top bar of chat.SE/MSO/SO ...
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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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Spam-Flag Wave seemed to crash chat

At about 19:35 UTC on January 10, 2017, a very large number of chat flags were sent from the Russian StackOverflow chatroom to every 10k user on the network. Shortly afterwards, chat began to lag ...
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Hotel California: Former moderator stuck in room

We recently had an election in which two of our former pro-tem mods, who both did an excellent job, stepped down. Kind of. Despite giving back his diamond on the site, and not having access to our ...
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Make flag history available to moderators for chat rooms on their sites

On main/meta sites, moderators can see the history of all flags and how they were handled. The interface isn't pretty, but it exists. We can also see flags raised by and against individual users, ...
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SO (chat) Plugin for Pidgin

Belongs these: IRC access for the chat? Offer an XMPP method for chat Protocol and server of chat.stackoverflow.com? I think a plugin for Pidgin (popular free/open source messaging client) that ...
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Can low reputation users be rate limited on room creation on chat?

A user recently prompted me to join chat. When I inadvertently clicked his name in the chat window (I was aiming for the message arrow beside it) I suddenly realized that he had created a half dozen ...
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