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No ChatJax in Android Chrome Browser?

There has been a similar previous question, but it did not catch a lot of attention. I am a pretty active member of the Physics.se and frequently take part in chats with the people down there. And ...
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Mobile view and desktop view showing different messages when chat banned [duplicate]

When viewing any room now on MSE chat on mobile device (or desktop with mobile theme), I see the following message: Or in text: This room is read-only While this is technically true (it is ...
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The drop-down menu on mobile chat shows incorrect time [duplicate]

As far as I know this happens randomly. On reloading the page it shows the correct time for the last message sent. I don't think that Stack Exchange existed 17656 days (48.3 years) ago :P
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“Trustworthiness rating” of chat flags in review bubble in form of prior flag acceptance stats

Disallowing users to flag chat messages might not be the best idea if someone is found frequently making bad flags. We usually give people second chances and hope they'll learn and improve. But to ...
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Proposed change to how chat room flags are seen by users who can take care of them

So you know how currently a flag is immediately seen by the entire 10k+ rep users community and all the mods in every room. That's not right. What I'm proposing: When a flag is raised, at first only ...
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Chat text entry box invisible in Android Chrome Beta (67) [duplicate]

The only issue I can see is the text entry box: there's just a blank space where the it should be. It's actually still there, though, just invisible. If I tap it, the keyboard comes up and I can type, ...
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Should users see a notification about their flagged and deleted chat messages?

Imagine a situation (which is currently happening) where some user's old inappropriate chat messages were deleted. That user is either out of chat, offline or otherwise not in chat to obviously notice ...
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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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Allow me to delete my own comments if they get moved to chat

Normally, I can delete a comment on a post at any time after I comment. However, if a moderator moves the post's comments to chat, I lose the ability to delete my comments that got moved to chat. ...
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Log in to MSE Chat seems broken [duplicate]

Does someone know if the login's system for the chat is somehow broken? The link chat.meta.stackexchange.com gives me an error page. If I try to bypass that error and go to the Tavern chat room ...
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Achievements dropdown lost its spacing, only on chat [duplicate]

Here's what I currently see on chat.se: Badge text has lost its indentation, some icons are bottom-aligned instead of top-aligned, and the rep-change number sometimes floats above the text. SE sites ...
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TypeError in console on Chat FAQ page

In any site's Chat FAQ page, there is a console error when clicking on any link in the sidebar. For example you can check the Meta SE Chat FAQ The error message is: Uncaught TypeError: e.curCSS is ...
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Chat login message is unreadable [duplicate]

When you join a chat room on chat.SE without being logged in (or using incognito mode), the message telling you that "You must be logged in to talk." is very dark and therefore pretty unreadable ...
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Let users refresh their chat profiles

Meta post How long does it take for chat profiles to update? says it can take up to an hour. This can be quite annoying for a new user who joins chat and then wants to customise their appearance. ...
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Menu UI in chat broken

The menu drop down for rep,messages as well as main StackExchange menu in Stackoverflow Chat, Stackexchange Chat as well as Meta Stackexchange chat are broken. Below images are from StackOverflow ...
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Chat top bar lost its padding

The padding in the chat top bar (seen in non-room views, e.g. all rooms here) is off under "My Communities" list, and achievements dialog: and... and... Affected browsers/OS: Chrome ...
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Replying to a chat message from a deleted user doesn't actually reply, even though UI says it should

Currently, on any chat message, there is the "reply" button that automatically inserts the required markup to reply to a certain message. This includes messages from deleted users. However, if you ...
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What to do with a question that is answered in a chat room

On Stack Overflow I came to a solution through a chat room what is linked in the comments. Related question: Unable to resolve module some-name from Path/To/Project/script.js I read: What to do with ...
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How do I opt-out of chat?

I think that chat is bad because it is permanent and searchable. If it existed for some reasonable time, like 30 days - no problem. I don't want my words retained for posterity and findable by anyone ...
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Chat links and links to site from chat inconsistent behaviour

In the top right menu where you can access the chat of the Stack Exchange site you're on, the link doesn't open a new window. While once in the main chat room of the site, if you click on the link to ...
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Parent profile on chat is not updated if the account is deleted [duplicate]

In Stack Exchange chat server, every user has a parent profile and it is linked to a site. They are shown as affiliated to that site. e.g My profile is linked to Movies & TV. Now, I have seen ...
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Don't clear the message edit history on pressing Esc in chat [duplicate]

While I had been typing out a message, I had accidentally pressed Esc instead of `, which resulted in chat clearing the whole message I have written, together with the edit history, so pressing Ctrl+Z ...
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Add “> text” quote markup to chat FAQ

It's possible to quote a block of text in chat by preceding it with a greater-than sign and a space: > I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts This produces a nice vertical dotted line in the message....
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Server error when searching in chat [closed]

I just tried to make a search on Meta Stack Exchange Chat by typing into the search box in the top right in a chat room, but I got a server error when doing so: https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Reputation and Badge Difference

If you go on my chat account which is based on my Stack Overflow account, they have different reputation and amount of badges as shown below. Why is that? Is this only a problem on my account or on ...
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Are chatrooms no longer shown in sidebar on main site, only on meta?

If you've been using SE network for some time, you have surely seen some chat rooms displayed in the sidebar on the right, something like this: I will add that I consider something like this useful. ...
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3D Printing posts do not onebox in chat

Posting a link to a post on 3D Printing site, for example https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/q/5736, does not produce a onebox in chat. I suppose it's because the chat does not expect there could ...
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Should we do something against a 'call to arms' to flag bad content for factual accuracy? [duplicate]

Recently, a user 'called to arms' on chat to cast flags on potentially incorrect advise on Stack Overflow. As this incorrectness was seemingly correct, I flagged en mass, without giving it much ...
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Where is the chat API page on the api.stackexchange.com site?

I received news about the chat API changing in a couple of months from another chat user and API library developer, but I can't find any mention of it on my own now. So I went to look at the prime ...
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Chat bug: tags has got too small line-height

That's a terrible bug! An upper tag is eating lower tag! Obviously, I mean that a tag in the next line eats the border of the tag on the previous line. Not that it's a problem, though, but I had to ...
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Amazon oneboxing broken in chat

It seems like Amazon oneboxing in chat is broken completely at the moment. Even tried links that previously oneboxed that don't onebox any more. Here are some test links: https://chat.stackexchange....
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Weird login page for Area 51 and Chat on iOS

When logging in to Area 51 or the chat server on my iPhone with my Stack Exchange credentials, the login widget (sometimes) isn't loaded correctly. The placeholders are shown a few lines below the ...
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How to report a user [duplicate]

Every once in a while we get a question about how to report a bad user to the administrators. Sometimes it's a spammer, sometimes it's a troll, and sometimes it's just someone who had a momentary blip ...
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Can we stop breaking lines by inserting invisible stuff every 80 characters in chat messages?

So I raised a sock and ran a testing bot on it. Here's the start of the testing series. After some testing, I found out that SE is inserting invisible characters \u200c\u200b every 80 continuous ...
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What can we do about users who often self delete their chat messages?

In Chat rooms, users are able to edit and delete their own messages within 2 minutes. Here, this feature is misused by some users. They often self delete messages which provide context to the ...
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“XML Parsing Error” in chat

This bug is specifically related to Firefox. This cannot be reproduced in Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer 11. When mentioned in chat, sending a message, or pressing the circle with the ping count ...
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Show replies in the transcript on mobile

I primarily use the mobile site for chatting. If someone pings me while I'm away, I'll get a notification about it later. This is really convenient, save for one problem: I have absolutely no way of ...
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Don't allow embedded images from HTTP sources in chat

Quite often I see a mixed content warning when looking at an SE chat room: This is typically caused by images linked in chat hosted on an HTTP source, not an HTTPS one like the SE Imgur account. ...
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User gets banned from chat or suspended and has a bot. What happens to the bot?

Lets say a user uses chat and has a nice bot account. They've legitimately earned rep on that bot and uses it to do practical functions for the room, such as evaluating math expressions. Later, the ...
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Is there a way to only delete the chat profile? [duplicate]

A user profile on the site can be deleted via link in the settings. Is there a way to delete only a chat profile? If the user can’t do it by himself/herself, can the moderators?
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Chat search results limited to 9999 items

So, to put it another way, chat search will return results with 200+ pages but only the first 199 pages have content. Today I was looking for some really early messages about myself in a room I use ...
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Stars sometimes overlap

See here. I'm not sure exactly what has caused this, it appears even worse in the transcript for me.
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When moving messages from a room, don't move messages from people whose posts you have hidden

I was just trying to do some cleanup in one of the rooms I frequent - we've got a bot that posts comments into the room at times, and so I was trying to remove the messages that didn't need to be ...
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Add in current number of participants in a chat room

On Mobile Chat there's this nice little tab that shows the number of participants currently in the room: Would be nice to get have something like that for web that said: "40 Users" (and it can be ...
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Automatic comments for moderator and user created chat rooms are still referring to rooms as http rather than https

I became aware today that when a chat room is created by a moderator or user moving comments to chat, the link to the chat room is http:// instead of https://, which means that some attempts to visit ...
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Why is the chat hidden from the front page of every SE site? [duplicate]

As above. Maybe just a silly question from me, but I think the chat link should be outside on the front page, so if you want some guidance you can ask there instead of posting an unwanted question. ...
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Incremental search for chat user or room doesn't work [duplicate]

Incremental search for chat user or room doesn't work as expected: I.e. typing new letters doesn't refresh drop-down list content. If I do typing very quick it works some times:
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The difference between the stars in chat, why all the confusion anyhow?

Looking in a chat room at the panel on the right with all the starred messages, I noticed 3 kinds of stars. ☆ (star outlined) ★ (star filled) (gold star filled) The gold star is easy enough for me, ...
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Do not count already viewed chat replies in the top bar inbox

If you use chat you should know that chat replies (using your username in messages in general) can lead to an increasing inbox count for the top bar inbox: This happens if you are not currently (...
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Chat suspension message is unreadable in rooms parented to a beta site [duplicate]

I was conducting some experiments on my sockpuppet, which included handing out a chat suspension to... well, myself, on another account. I discovered, however, that the "your account has been ...