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Show where you were referenced in the page title

In chat, as well as showing the unread count in the page (i.e. browser tab) title, also show an indication that you were refereed to (@name) in one of those unread messages. (5) Chat Feedback could ...
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Hot and Active should not take into account Feeds

In the chat, a room is sorted at the top in the active or hot tab if the activity is from the "feeds user". I think said activity should be ignored for this kind of things.
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Suggest message beeps, blips and boops for the third place (the chat)

What beeps, blips or boops should be used when for the third place? I am talking about the sound played when a message is received on chat.meta.stackoverflow.com and pals. Edit by balpha: We'd ...
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Live Chat with other users on question page

Wouldn't it be awesome to live chat with other users. Especially if you've just asked a question and you have people considering to answer your question but want to know more and need an immediate ...
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Chat button still showing on Meta questions

Under each question, at least for me, next to the flag button there's still a chat button that's supposed to link to a chatroom for a specific question. However, the three-day beta has ended and that ...
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In-line revision diff when a message is edited in Chat

I noticed that when someone edits one of their messages, it appears in red for everyone else. Can we instead see a revision diff inline, indicating what was added, deleted, and modified?
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Is chat for general discussion?

When chat is added to the various stackexchange sites is it to be used for general discussion of the topic, or only for meta discussion? This is relevant to how search should work with respect to ...
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Will chat be searchable?

Will relevant chats be listed when performing a search from the top of a meta stackoverflow page? Will there be a way to limit this just to active chats?
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Add current people count to Chat links

I like the new chat system, but I am not the kind of person that will sit around in a chat room all day. If I find an interesting question I might join the chat room for it, and I really like the ...
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Display names with spaces in the first few characters cannot be used in @ responses

Until very recently, my display name was JS Bangs. Experimentation in chat and in comment responses confirmed that there was no way to mark responses as directed to that name. Specifically, none of ...
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Ability to create “group of lines of chat”

I imagine in the future there will be a lot of comments on questions in the form of as discussed in the chat, this and that. I think it would be useful to link to the relevant part of that chat, so I'...
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Chat should validate images before converting links into <img> tags

Currently the OneBox function of chat will convert any URL with a png, jpg, ... extension into an <img> element to give an inline image. But there appears to be no validation that It is an ...
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“Friends list” or “Recently chatted with” in chat lobby

I was talking to Marc Gravell on chat and he thought this might be worth mentioning here to see if others would be interested in it. It could be implemented as a simple grey star in the Gravatar ...
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Please move the chat post controls to the right side of each post

Per @Maxim Z's request, I am making my suggestion from the Gravatar bugs and improvements in chat into a full-blown feature request: I'm not quite sure why, but I think the chat controls would feel ...
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@name matches in chat are not unique enough

Okay, so I logged into the chat site a couple days ago and stayed for a few minutes. Then today, I come back to it and discovered the "Events affecting you" page. Here is the problem: http://files....
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StackChat chat-room display style

Feature request: Instead of checkerboard modules, can we have the chatrooms displayed as banners across the screen (SO style)? Edit: I was asked to explain why I'd prefer this UI. This whole ...
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Notification of server connection problems in chat rooms is annoying

Could you stop notifying that the internet connection has problems with a big drop down bar which I have to dismiss with a click every time? Or can you make it optional, if the user wants to see these ...
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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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Chat's compose window should warn if text is too long

Currently there is no indication if message limit is reached. Instead on posting get told and offered retry/cancel. The only viable approach is to copy somewhere else, cancel and compose as multiple ...
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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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Linking to other discussion rooms

There should be some simple way to link to another discussion room. Also normal links to discussion rooms should be displayed in some special fashion. Currently links to other rooms look like plain ...
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Put main link bar on room pages in chat

The main link bar on the chat home page says: users | rooms | search | faq but when you're in a room, you don't have the users or faq link. How about just making the main link bar in the room ...
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Could Mouse-Over a post in chat show the timestamp?

When you mouse over a chat message nothing happens. I think there should be some tooltip with more info about the post. I'd prefer an exact timestamp. In most (all?) other areas of the main sites,...
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Chat layout/CSS problem with iPhone/iPad Safari [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a lite version of chat? I thought I'd login to see what chat looked like on my iPhone this morning. Unfortunately, it's pretty much unusable. The right pane and the ...
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Permalinks to chat messages do not scroll to the message properly

Access the beta chat Try reading this message: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/chats/message/5365 Notice how the message is momentarily placed at the top of the screen in yellow Notice how the ...
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Private Messages - Will StackChat reopen the debate?

I know that a SO private-message feature has been repeatedly declined on this site. However, once StackChat is running, wouldn't such a feature be really useful? Ie: "hey man, meet me in chillaxing ...
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Can we get a lite version of chat?

Current chat is gorgeous, but I want a minimalistic experience. No animations, no avatars, no stars or favorites, no sounds -- just chat and user list. Could we get an option to switch between full ...
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I can't enter the chat

http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/beta-access http://www.juanformoso.com.ar/images/error_chat.png It doesn't ask me for the beta password (this is a different machine than ...
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Don't have a separate page for chat searching

Clicking the search link on any page opens a new window/tab with a tiny search box on the left, leaving the rest of the page unused. Can we get it to show in a little box instead, and open the new ...
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Gravatar bugs and improvements in Chat

Here are some of the bugs/inconsistencies/improvements for the usage of Gravatars in the Chat system, identified by me and others: Regular usage: Hovering over your own Gravatar shows your UserID, ...
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Moderators can star their own messages on Chat, while regular users can't

Bill the Lizard, a moderator on Chat, said that he can star his own messages. I don't think anyone should be allowed to star their own messages on Chat, even moderators. I don't see how it could be ...
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Adding newline in chat automatically transforms message into a code block

If you hit Shift + Enter while writing a message in Chat and continue onto the new line, when you submit your message, it will be automatically converted into a code block. Instead, it should be left ...
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Oneboxes in chat may overlap with timestamps

See here:
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Typing [status-*] in chat shows red moderator tag

In Chat, if you type [status-*] (where * is anything), a red moderator-tag is shown: How it works http://static.maximzaslavsky.com/images/other/How%20it%20works.PNG Unfortunately, this can create ...
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Better chat room post tools

I think the tooltips for chat room posts can be improved The onhover gray square is kindof distracting as you move your mouse around The arrow is too tiny to click Once I manage to open the tooltip, ...
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Special badges for chat?

Is there some plans for special badges for chat?
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How about an Offensive Allowed rating on the rooms

If chat is going to have rooms where individuals are allowed to make offensive comments, then have those particular rooms labeled (maybe with an O) to denote this. This way users who want clean ...
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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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Multiple pages of rooms on chat

There are now enough rooms in chat, that there is no view that lists them all on one screen, or even a way (it seems) to have multiple pages. How about a simple list view, that will allow pagination?
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Who will moderate the Third Place?

It seems to me that moderating the third place could be a big job. I don't think that we should just extend the current moderators into that role as well. Do you have plans for this? Will you be ...
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Migrate to Chat option

How about for discussiony questions that come up on the main sites there could be a 'Migrate to Chat' close reason, and a room there to receive them? Kind of like stackoverflowoverflow was, but ...
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Syntax highlighting for chat?

I noticed that syntax highlighting isn't enabled for chat.meta.stackoverflow.com. Here is a good example: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/chats/message/5365
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Tags should be links when pasting a question link to chat

Try this: go to chat paste a link to trilogy question e.g Tags should be links when pasting a question link to chat hover the cursor around resulting image => question title is a link but tags are ...
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How do we flag a room in chat?

There are already obscenities just in the room descriptions, how do we flag a room?
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Will chat rooms be indexed by Google?

I would like to see chat rooms indexed by search engines. To make this possible, the 'load older messages' button at the top of chat rooms would need to work without JavaScript, or else the chat room ...
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Diacritics in chat names are broken

My name is displayed as &#211;lafu in the chat. So it is not displaying html encoded characters well. Oh and why strip off the R in my name? Possibly name length or something
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Gist support for chat 'onebox'

It would be very helpful on question chats (when they go live) to have gist 'onebox' support, to make it easy to share code.
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Will chat be accessible through the API?

Will chat be accessible through the Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange API?
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Could we have a syntax summary displayed in all chat rooms?

As illustrated by this chat excerpt, some kind of syntax summary would be appreciated to quickly know what the possibilities are when it come to write some messages. alt text http://a.imageshack.us/...