Questions tagged [ping]

A method for one user to notify another user present in a chat channel. For 'pinging' other users in comments, use the [comment-replies] tag.

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View chat mentions across Stack Exchange sites

Is it possible to view chat mentions across Stack Exchange sites? Sometimes I'm doing something and I hear that sound that means somebody replied to me and it's in some tab of some window, where I ...
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Chat Ping Notifications seem to be missing from inbox [duplicate]

I was trying to get an unread notification on my spare account for some screenshots. I am logged into the network, and was on recently enough to @ autocomplete I've tried pinging, superpinging, and ...
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What is the exact program logic so that a chat user is 'pinged' using "@joesmith" in a chatroom?

I would like a definitive program logic description that takes into account all factors below to determine whether or not a chat user is 'pinged' using if I posted a message using "@joesmith"...
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Ability to ping chat room owners

A recurring hassle in chat is to get a hold of a room owner when something needs their attention. As a crude workaround, some rooms have separate guidelines for users with an explanation of how to ...
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The help for chat on pingability is too vague

The chat help pages say To get another user's attention, mention them – type @ and then the first part of their name. Your mention will be highlighted on their screen – @someone. This will happen ...
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How can I ping a user for chat? [duplicate]

Say I'm in a chat room, and the person I am trying to reach isn't there. I want to ping him/her and sort of invite him/her to the conversation. So essentially whenever that person gets logged into the ...
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In a chat room, what are the full mechanics of being "in the room"?

In a chat room, what are all the mechanics around being listed as "in the room" or not? The various states of being "in a room" I know of at least three states that a chat user can ...
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Ping commenters to write answers when a question is reopened

My question was closed. While closed, it accumulated comments from people who could potentially answer, not just comment. After reopening, I wrote a very brief comment to each person, inviting them to ...
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Is it possible to get the rooms in which the user is pingable?

I know that it is possible to get the list of pingable users in a specific chatroom using 'rooms/pingable/{id}'. For example, this is what you get for Tavern on meta. (IIRC this means that the user ...
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Can we get a way to enable chat notifications from a room where we have not been active in the last 7 days?

If a user pings me in a chat room, I get a notification if I was active in that room in the last 7 days (is this really how it works? It is strange that this information does not appear in the FAQs...)...
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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 the ...
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Avoid pinging multiple users in chat

Several chat room users are becoming annoyed by a certain feature of the chat room notification system. When there are two people in a chat room, say John and JohnSmith, and someone pings @John, ...
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Notify me when someone forgets a chat ping

TL;DR: Chat should ping like comments do. If someone forgets to @mention me and we're the only two people with access to the room, I'd like to receive a notification. As a moderator, I increasingly ...
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How to make sure I'll be pingable in chat for a few days?

Let's say I want people to be able to ping me in a certain chat room for a few days. Do I have to actually say something there, or is it enough to simply join the room? And do I remain pingable even ...
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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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Pings staying undismissed in chat and not getting to the inbox

I noticed that some chat pings have lasted for hours undismissed, with the ping remaining in chat, but not getting turned into an inbox notification, and also not showing up in search results. I have ...
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Intermittently cannot dismiss chat ping notification

I often am in chat to be reachable by users and other moderators. Sometimes I happen to receive a ping while I am online. For the past few months it often happens that I cannot dismiss the ...
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How to ping users with the same display name in chat and in comments?

Notion To simplify writing, I'll simply refer "users with same profile display name (case insensitive) user" as "users" (with quotes), and an arbitrarily user picked from "users" as "user" (with ...
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Let comments retain their pings when they are moved to chat

It often happens to me that someone has replied to (user @rus9384) me in comments, comments have been moved to chat, and I don't see the response (if the post is not mine, I don't see any notification ...
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If a user's avatar shows in a chat room but they don't say anything, can they be pinged? [duplicate]

I know that a user can only be pinged if they join a chatroom, but I'm not sure if that means they have to say something first or not.
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Ping Notification for a user with less than 20 reputation?

Should we allow ping to a user who can't talk in chat? Recently I visited a meta.SE chatroom. Even though I don't have enough rep to talk, I could still get pinged and notified. Since a user with less ...
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An @Moderators ping

Recently, I have found several occasions where I could really use an @Moderators ping that alerts all elected moderators of the site. Do you agree? Would this be nice? Can we make this happen?
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What is the maximum number of pings a message in chat can contain before people are not notified?

I've noticed that once there are a certain amount of @pings in a chat message, the users who are mentioned don't actually get notified. For instance, we sometimes have the bot ping lots of people for ...
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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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Chat ping "bug"? [duplicate]

So after chatting for a while in some SO chats, we encounterd a little problem which could get very annoying in long conversations where 2 people would have similar names. sami & sam would both ...
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Chat pings are not turning into notifications

I was mentioned in this message while I was not in the chat room. Usually, this should become a notification after 15 minutes. However, I didn't get any notification as can be seen in this screenshot:...
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Can we have a feature to ignore specific user's pings? [duplicate]

This was asked 7 year ago Add the ability to ignore users The sites have changed considerably over 7 years. What's on topic has changed, the nature of the internet has changed and there's sites in ...
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Pinged by a comment link in chat

The other day, someone in chat posted a link to a comment that pinged me. To clarify, the comment contained the text @DJMcMayhem, but the chat message did not. When they posted the chat message, I ...
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He who must not be named? (aka Anyone can ping everyone in chat)

For some or other reason, typing @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ in a chat room pings everyone who's been in that chat room for the last 7 days... Seems to work in all chat rooms (I only tested 2 as I don't want to upset ...
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Why does @Oɹʇɥo ping @Ortho?

My understanding was that if the first three characters of a name match a username present in the chat for the previous seven days, the person will be pinged. Out of curiosity, why does @Oɹʇ ping @...
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Does a direct reply to a message in chat create a notification, no matter what age the message is?

I know about these two possibilities when user is notified about the message in chat: One is using @username syntax. The other one is direct reply to the message. This can be chosen after clicking on ...
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Notification about already answered chat reply

Steps to reproduce: Enter a chat room in a new browser tab. Close the browser tab. Have someone ping you in the room at least twice. (not just once) Open new tab, enter the room again. Even though ...
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Make user unpingable in chat

In our chat room, there is a regular (and RO) named Tom. Recently, another user named Tom came into the room. He didn't say much; not much was said to him; and now he's gone. The problem is that he ...
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Is the OP notified of all chat messages after comments are moved to chat?

The comments on a question are moved to chat. The discussion continues in chat. Will the OP be pinged for every single message in chat, just like OP would have been on normal comments on the question? ...
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Ping notification in chat does not always fade properly

I've noticed recently that the chat notification of a ping does not fade properly after clicking it, nor after sending a new message on many occasions. Either it will look like this, or part of the ...
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We need a way for moderators to ping a group of people in chat

It has come up several times in chat that it would be useful to be able to ping a group of people in one go without having to find the id of each individual person. It would be particularly useful in ...
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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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Does ping work in chat with no autocompletion?

I know that if an user has been recently in chat, you can ping him (autocompletion will appear when you start to type @user). Does this hold if autocompletion doesn't appear?
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Self-pinging behaviour inconsistent

When I attempt to ping myself in chat (@KennyLau Testing), it does not work. Also, when I hover over my comment, it does not highlight my previous comment in grey as it would for others. However, if ...
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Multiple names means multiple notifications [duplicate]

When people chat in chat rooms, with the same name, our inboxes get full. It can also happen if 2 people with the same name reply to the same post (I think) but appreciate this is not common. My user ...
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Please repeat a ping at most once when a message is edited

Please repeat a ping only once when a message is edited If a message containing a ping is edited, only re-ping the user after the edit time limit has expired. Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, ...
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Simple @mentions do not notify, but direct replies to messages do

Since at least December 7, only direct replies to my messages in chat make the notification sound for me. Simple @mentions (like @El'endiaStarman) make no sound whatsoever. I've looked but haven't ...
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Show the rest of the users you can ping in chat when there are too many to display at one time

I have recently noticed that when there are more than a certain amount of people with a similar name you get this However it is not very clear at all who the other people not listed are... So I think ...
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Ignore chat pings found in links

This chat message: Hi, http://example.com/a/very/long/url/@Doorknob renders as this: but it also pings me, due to the @Doorknob at the end of the URL. This message: Here is another sample message....
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Is "The Stack Exchange Network" room really haunted?

I've been told that this room is haunted, but I didn't really believe it until I heard a ping (while I was in the room and another), looked everywhere, but couldn't find its origin... This happened ...
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RFC: Better chat @mentions [duplicate]

EDIT: A prototype is available: RFC: Better chat @mentions – A prototype Status: 50% - Solution is proposed, nothing's implemented yet. Problem Statement Pinging (@mentioning) users in chat is ...
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O 4 other users, who art ye?

When starting to ping someone in chat there appears some user boxes that you can click on or tab key to select that user to ping. When there are many n number of users that match your ping search it ...
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I don't get pings from person A between unignoring person A and refreshing the page in Chat

When chatting, after I unignore somebody, but before I refresh the page, when that person mentions me or replies to me, I don't get the ping sound nor the green bubble indicating the amount of ...
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Pinging inconsistencies in chat

So today we came across an issue with the pinging system in chat; when a user has a shorter version of another user's name (i.e. "Ben" and "Benjamin" was the case we found), if the other user has a ...
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Disable three-letter pings from chat to save Oliver, Olivier and Olive from Oli's pings

So apparently there's a feature (undocumented or otherwise) that allows you to ping people based on the first three letters of their name. I guess I can sort of see what went through its developer's ...