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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What are the rules for when chat messages appear in a user's inbox?

On November the 2nd, a chat message was addressed to me: @TonyMeyer - You have any ideas for articles you need written? I was going to review a book, but I likely won't finish it for another week ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Can the "this question is closed" text include a pointer to chat?

Some of the questions that have been closed lately are closed because they're off-topic even though they're still relevant to sci-fi/fantasy fans such as ourselves. For these sorts of 'good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Inappropriate content? Seriously?

With the profanity discussion going on, I posted an xkcd strip in chat which was even starred! The system decided this was inappropriate and answered: your account has been automatically suspended ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Chat background changed today

Earlier today, the background in chat changed. At least it did for a large band on the bottom of the chat box: As you can see, this makes reading the text extremely difficult. The chat transcript ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do we pick the Topic of the Fortnight in chat rather than on meta?

We could just open another question for every topic and have people make suggestions in the form of answers (which can easily be voted up and down). Instead we use the starring system of the chat. ...
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One Box body text is invisible

In chat the body text is now white, but the One Box background is also white, yielding the below: The box text is invisible, but if you try to select it you can see it's still there, it's just white-...
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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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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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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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Post times cut off when posting One Box content in chat

The post time background is cut off by the One Box content when posting questions/answers and maybe more. You can see the cut off in the top right corner. It's supposed to look like this:
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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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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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We now have a Chat Room to discus the Topic of the Fortnight!

Here is where you can join in the discussion. Let me know your thoughts on the chat!
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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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When you're mentioned in a chat room, it should ping the tab

Steps to recreate: Enter 2 chat rooms. Leave one of them. Have someone @you in the room you left in step 2. A banner appears indicating that you've been mentioned in the room you left in step 2. ...
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Should we rename our chatroom? (yes/no)

TL;DR: I'm aware of this recent similar meta question, but I think it's a flawed question, since it seems to be asking both if we should do so and what the new name should be. This question is just ...
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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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