Questions tagged [frozen-rooms]

Chat rooms that are inactive for 14 days are frozen for inactivity. Moderators can unfreeze frozen rooms.

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Allow chat in auto-frozen rooms [duplicate]

According to this answer, rooms are auto-frozen in order to prevent clutter in the default active room list. Why not let users comment in auto-frozen rooms, and perhaps unfreeze them automatically ...
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How are private rooms frozen?

Private rooms work so that if there's no moderator activity in them for seven days, they're automatically frozen. This doesn't prevent the moderators from using them, as mods can still chat in a ...
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What did @Shog9 mean by this?

SciFi.SE's primary chatroom Mos Eisley was recently nuked and the last message posted there by @Shog9 is: If any moderator un-freezes this room, they will have hell to pay., Seeing this, I am ...
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When a room is unfrozen, apply last activity of the room to the moderator who did it

In the chat Lobby, each room is showing when the last message was posted, and by whom. All good. However, I just noticed a weird case: I certainly did not post a message there an hour ago. More ...
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Will frozen chat rooms be deleted?

My question is the title: Will frozen chat rooms be deleted? I am interested in particular in the case where nobody talks in the room for years. In the chat faq there is an item on retention, which ...
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Why is there policy to automatically freeze or delete an inactive chatroom?

If a user wants to keep a chatroom active forever, why does SE have a problem? At least, there should be an option to opt for saving chatroom from automatic freeze or deletion.
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Add frozen/winter metaphor to a frozen chat room

When a chat room is frozen, would be possible to add a metaphor of a frozen, winter like screen. I believe that it would enhance the understanding of the situation and it is a "nice to have" feature. ...
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Do messages from feeds prevent freezing/deleting a chat room?

According to the SE chat faq: Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. ... Rooms not worth retaining which are inactive for 7 days will ...
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What does “This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added” mean?

I found a chat room on Stack Overflow which would be helpful for me. However, I saw a message at the bottom of that chat room which said: This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added. What ...
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Main chatroom for a SE site and chatroom pruning

I want to ask basically two questions: Does there exist something like a "main" chatroom associated with each SE site? If it does, does it have some special status as far as freezing/deleting ...
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Automatically unfreeze a room when a mod posts a message

It appears that mods can post to a room even when it's frozen, which could result in the false assumption that the room is not frozen. This would be particularly bad for "contact a mod" chatrooms. I'd ...
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Make it possible for normal users to unfreeze auto-frozen chat rooms

According to this answer it isn't possible for normal users to unfreeze chat rooms. It would be nice to be able to unfreeze rooms that were auto-frozen due to temporary inactivity without having to ...
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Why do inactive chat rooms become “frozen”?

I was having a discussion with someone in chat. I wasn't able to respond for a couple of weeks for various reasons. When I attempted to return to the conversation I discovered that it had become "...
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Almost impossible to see “This room is frozen” in Area 51 chat

In a chat room in Area 51 that has been frozen, such as StackOverflow en español, there is a little problem with the message that the room has been frozen by inactivity: Believe it or not, the ...
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Antifreeze for Chat rooms [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t freeze a chatroom soon after a mod has unfrozen it Stack Exchange's chat has a cool* feature where rooms are automatically frozen for inactivity after like a couple ...
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Don't freeze a chatroom soon after a mod has unfrozen it

As a specific example, the signal processing chatroom (which is a general room for the entire site) was frozen just 8 hours after I unfroze it. Please give it a week or two before freezing again — I ...
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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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Is it possible for the owner of a chat room that has been frozen, to edit or delete it?

Is this functionality available? If not, has it been considered already?
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How do I unfreeze a frozen chat room?

I created a room, and now it's frozen due to inactivity. How can I unfreeze it?
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Users listed as still in frozen rooms

When a room is frozen and hidden, should all users be automatically removed so the room isn't listed on their profile? The underlined room in the screenshot below is frozen and hidden, but GMan and ...