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How come our main chat, Mos Eisley, got frozen this time?

Mos Eisley is currently frozen#, apparently indefinitely. I assume it has something to do with the users mentioned in @Shog9's banner, but is it possible that we be told - at least in concept - what ...
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What should we call our chatroom?

Our general discussion chat room is called “Science Fiction & Fantasy”. That's kind of boring. How about a better name? Aside: we also have an SF topic of the day chatroom, where we propose a ...
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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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Do we like the name of our chatroom?

Our main chatroom is called Mos Eisley. The decision was taken following a poll here on Meta. At the time, two proposals were tied for winner: Mos Eisley and The Ansible. See the chat transcript from ...
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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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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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Periodic recommendation chats

So, one of the common ways to deal with a type of question that comes up that isn't appropriate for the site, but is on topic, is to do a chat. I'm curious, is there any interest to do a periodic chat ...
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Why is the name of main chat room "Mos Eisley"?

The most active chat room of SciFi.SE is Mos Eisley which has a tagline General discussion for http://scifi.stackexchange.com. Googling the words returns that Mos Eisley is a spaceport on the planet ...
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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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Is the recommendation chat still alive?

For the past couple of months, I have been in the recommendation chat and it literally is dead for the couple hours that the event is live. Should this still be going around? Is it a bust? Should we ...
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Why was I banned from chat?

So what is the reason for being banned from chat?
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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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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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What feeds do we want in the chat room?

In the site's main chat room, there are bots posting all new questions from the main site and the meta site. Are the chat regulars happy with these bots, or would you prefer them to be removed? (No, ...
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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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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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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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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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What kind of events we can have in chat?

Right now, the only periodic event we have in chat is a "recommendation chat", and there are no non-periodic events. Keeping in mind that we want the chat to (among other things) have discussions that ...
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Add support for the spoiler markup to chat

When question links are posted in chat (manually or by the automatic system) they get auto-formatted so that the question title and some of the text is displayed. It would be convenient if the ...
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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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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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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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