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For questions about the real time, stateful web chat.

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What tags do we want to feed from M&TV?

We have a feed from Movies & Television into our main chat room, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Since the URL for the feed is limited in length, which tags from M&TV are we ...
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Was Shog9 reprimanded for his use of bad language here?

I see that the chat "Mos Eisley" was canceled due to a few users. But what concerns me is the language of a mod for the site, namely Shog9. Being that I was I banned at the time (I have been banned a ...
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Why is the general discussion chat room not the first in the list of site chat rooms?

When I go to chat via the SE logo I arrive at the chat room list of the particular stack I am on, the SFF chat room list in our case. So far so good, but how is the order in which they are displayed ...
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Retiring as room owner

I am writing this post to announce that I am retiring as a room owner of our SFF chat room. The reason is simple: I haven't been active in chat for the last 10 months or so. As some of you know, ...
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SFF chatroom not showing user location when profile get shared due to font colour

I just changed my name on the site and shared it on The Quill and Tankard, but my location was not visible due to the font colour: But it's still there and visible if I select that area I did ...
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Do we want to continue having a main site question feed in the general chat room?

It has been brought up lately that our chat has not been the same for some time now, which is mainly expressed in lack of activity when compared to previous periods (60 messages per day versus some ...
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What can we do to make our new primary chatroom as interesting as our old primary chatroom Mos Eisley?

I remember sitting hours in front of Mos Eisley and I used to love chatting in it. And then, Shog9 nuked it. Fine. Not a big deal. People are still same. This is what I thought. But, no. I don't ...
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Can I have discussions in the comments of a post with users who are suspended from chat?

Some users have been suspended from chat for long periods of time. CMs are justifying such long suspensions by saying chat isn't the main feature of the site. This is true to a certain extent, but not ...
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What to name our new main chat room (or keep it as it is)

We have recently lost our "main" chat room, Mos Eisley. But that's ok, we have a new one: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Given that this was created by an individual, and in the spirit ...
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General chat room: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

After Mos Eisley was nuked from orbit, I've created a new room with a new name: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe The Name The name comes from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which ...
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

Update Please welcome our newest room owners: Gallifreyan, Ixrec, and KutuluMike! Multiple room owners have been chosen based on the close scores between the top three nominations as of 4/21/17. We ...
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Would Mos be interested in a feed from Literature.SE?

In our main chatroom, Mos Eisley, there are several feeds, all named Obie. There's regular Obie (main site questions), Meta Obie (meta questions), Blog Obie (new blog posts), and Movies & TV Obie (...
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Do we want a feed of bountied (featured) questions in Mos Eisley?

One of the reasons to place a bounty on a question is to attract attention to it. Either to get a better answer, or to get any answer at all. So how can we draw more attention? By advertising it in ...
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first who, second why

I'm currently suspended from chat, for at best, a slightly not nice comment, for 12 hours, with no notice, or explanation. I'm just dying to know who did it, and why they did it. FYI mod team, it's "...
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Discussion Topic: Chat flags again again. Suggestion: Require a reason be entered, which is shown

In my other post yesterday, I suggested requiring the initial flagger in chat be in the room proper, to discourage people cruising the transcripts from doing drive by flaggings, and a point came up: ...
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Why was I banned from chat?

So what is the reason for being banned from chat?
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Is there an interest in dedicated SciFi and Fantasy chat room?

UPDATE: Room created! Thanks to everyone who expressed interest! Everyone interested are welcome to visit the newly create room at: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/42263/sff-ontopic-chat Q: If ...
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Should we rename our chatfeed to prevent confusion?

To prevent confusion, should we rename the chat feed in Mos Eisley, since we now have a user with the same name and icon? Edit: problem resolved, move along.
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Messages not posting in chat

Posts are not appearing in chat right now. When a user posts something, it often doesn't show up, as confirmed by various users. On my end, posts are staying green, indicating that they are not ...
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Chat search facility not working

When I go into the chat lobby and use the search facility, no results are returned, even for strings I know are present.
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Chat room issues

OK so I have some issues with the chat room I was in. I was chatting in then my phone crashed so I went to take a shower and left my phone on the couch and when I got out my chat room wouldn't let me ...
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Should Wad Cheber be added to the room owners of Mos Eisley permanently?

WadCheber has been added temporarily to the room owners of Mos Eisley by Slytherincess, as she needs backup while she moves to a new house. Everyone, please welcome @WadCheber as a temporary Room ...
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How do you start a chat? Or can you start one?

I am new here so please be patient with me... I just want to know how one would start a chat room? Or if one even can? Are they only created by Moderators/senior members? Just want to know so I am ...
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Allow users to hide question Oneboxes that contain ignored tags

This is particularly relevant on this site, where it's easy for a new movie or TV series to come out and appear in a chat feed, and spoil you. I've made this as a post on this site not the main ...
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Why does chat only show up on the sidebar in meta, but not on the main site?

I don't see the XXXXX People Chatting Mos Eisley Agent of Nothing on the main site, yet it shows up on meta. Why is this? EDIT: I see it sometimes. Other times... it's gone.
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

A common issue in chat rooms is the use of flags as a "downvote". IE, a user may flag a picture from a movie used to explain a question asked within the room. Regardless of if the post is ...
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Is a photo that answers a question on the main site grounds for suspension in chat?

In relation to this question, I replied to Obie in Mos Eisley with a gif of the scene in question. Someone took issue with it, and I was automatically suspended for 30 minutes. The image is in the ...
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Links to visited sites are barely visible

The screenshot says it all. I visited a site, copied the address, posted it in chat (new interface). The colour used for the link is too close to the background colour, which makes the link barely ...
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Movie Events and Ratings

In chat, as we were watching Family Guy Star Wars: It's a Trap!, our beloved RO Slytherincess objected to the choice of material, which had been selected by our other beloved RO, Praxis. Her ...
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How can I hide oneboxes in chat?

When people are posting many images in chat, or there's a flood of questions being posted by users, I'd like to be able to ignore the oneboxes. This then makes it easier to follow the text portion of ...
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Can we make a minor tweak to the SFF chat CSS?

Left is highlighted text, Right is without the text being highlighted. Because of the black background we use in SFF the rep count is never displayed properly. I suggest we simply change the rep ...
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What's next for chat

The Story So Far (tm): The main chat for Sci-fi and Fantasy, Mos Eisley, has been slowly creeping out of line with the standard expected of all Stack Exchange chat rooms. This has meant that it has ...
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Suspensions from chat with no notice

I was recently suspended on chat with no reason or notice. I would like a mod response to this. As far as I know the only issue I've had was with a simple,"That's what she said joke". After reading ...
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A brief statement on room owners for Mos Eisley

tl;dr No changes right now. The reason I am posting this is to respond to the ongoing chatter in the "new" chat rooms concerning appointments of new room owners after recent events. This is just to ...
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Putting it all behind us - Renaming the Chatroom

As everyone must be aware by now, there have been a LOT of problems recently in our primary chatroom, Mos Eisley, culminating in the room being frozen and some of our most active users being ...
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Why did our primary chatroom get nuked?

Well, I just came to know that we have got a new primary chatroom with the same name. When I visited the old one, I saw that it was frozen (by @Shog9♦) and there were 37000+ users inside it. This ...
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Problems in chat have gotten out of hand

The particulars of the most recent incidents aren't particularly important. What matters is chat is causing far too many problems. How do we address this issue in a way that keeps as many people as ...
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Apply for SS News gallery chatroom

If you are a SciFi.SE user with 10k+ reputation a Sci-Fi News junkie interested in sharing hot buzzwords from Sci-Fi world You can apply for SS News. I'll love to have you.
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Unhelpful discussion around suspensions

In the past few weeks we’ve had a lot of discussion from the community about the necessity for community manager and moderator intervention. Whilst we value input from our community, we are also ...
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Is this comment inappropriate?

Here is what I wrote, it was in regards to an accusatory comment made to me which was so insulting, that I responded thus, I knew you'd come up with some kind of sophomoric response like that, and ...
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Should Mos Eisley have non-moderator owners, and if so, who?

Update - Based on the vote-counts (as of 18/09/15) we have added users Slytherincess and Praxis to the list of room owners for the Mos Eisley chatroom. If you feel that there is a further need for ...
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Is a question that requires an associated chat for lengthy discussion on topic?

Specifically, I'm referencing this question: Which character from Star Trek (TNG era) "died" the most times?. Why I believe this question requires a lot of discussion Initially, I left a ...
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What type of comments should be starred in the chatroom?

I've been a regular over at the SFF chatroom, Mos Eisley, for several years, and I've seen many trends in chatting come and go, but, traditionally, giving a comment a star meant the comment was ...
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Why have I been banned from chat this time?

Now, what have I done wrong or unethical this time that I have been banned again? @Richard, seriously? This is you who have started the fight...
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How to make SFF.SE bot to auto-post questions in my chat room? [duplicate]

SFF.SE bot automatically posts all new questions to primary chat room. Let's say, I created a chat room for Doctor Who fans and I want all new questions tagged with doctor-who in my new chat room. How ...
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Why is it wrong to use “(removed)” meme?

Recently, I was banned from Chat (it is now in read-only for me). Reason: I was using (removed) text. Well, what's wrong with it? I don't think it's offensive or something bad. I was just using it ...
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Why does chat alert (ping) me when a similar user is being talked to?

Today I got a nice chat message notification (ping) and got really excited that I finally have some friends to talk to, but to my dismay they weren't trying to talk to me but to a user with a similar ...
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Should we have a permanent “recommendations” chat room?

We used to have scheduled recommendation chats. That didn't seem to work and was stopped. IMHO, it may have been due to the scheduled aspect. Many people LOVE to ask for and provide recommendations (...
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How do I add a feed for a tag in a chat room?

If I want, say, all [lord-of-the-rings] posts to go to my chat room, what do I do in the add feed bit? What URL do I paste there?
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What's this “Chat with an expert” popup thing?

I got a couple of mini popups asking if I want to "Chat with an expert" (once on SFF, twice on Politics). Is this some new functionality of SE sites? Or a trojan I picked up somewhere?