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General chat room: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

I hope the new chat room succeeds. It's a great way for users to discuss the site or just have a relaxing chat with each other. In order for the new chat room to succeed, though, users will have to ...
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How come our main chat, Mos Eisley, got frozen this time?

A year and a half ago, I froze Mos. We don't need to rehash that again here; the linked discussion covers it thoroughly. At the time, we (the employees of Stack Exchange) were of two minds as to ...
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Was Shog9 reprimanded for his use of bad language here?

Pedantic answer: we don't know. Reprimanding normal users for bad behaviour might take place in public or in private chats/messages. Reprimanding moderators for bad behaviour would usually take place ...
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

Every group of people who interact on a regular basis develop their own social norms, unique to the blend of individuals who comprise the whole. Different customs, humor, jargon, they all become key ...
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25 votes

What to name our new main chat room (or keep it as it is)

Leave it as is, I'm happy with the name: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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General chat room: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

I wasn't in Mos Eisley at the time of it being frozen so I may be wrong about this but I feel a big problem with Mos was its attitude towards flagging. Many users insulted flaggers as cowards and had ...
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first who, second why

You were suspended for posting inappropriate content by a mod who has been entrusted by the powers that be (read: the community team) to make that judgment. In my opinion, it was merited. And for ...
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Can I have discussions in the comments of a post with users who are suspended from chat?

Mainly, no Comments are not for discussion. That’s why we can flag comments as, for example, “too chatty.” You can respond to questions and statements that users make about the question itself, but ...
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Why was I banned from chat?

People can be banned from chat for one of two reasons: one or more of their messages is flagged as rude or abusive and the flag is validated by other users; they are temporarily suspended by a ...
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General chat room: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

TBH, I'd give it a while. Emotions are heated, people are mad - I'd recommend at the very least, to wait and see what your moderators say (those lovely folks you elected) before starting a new room. ...
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What to name our new main chat room (or keep it as it is)

Ten Forward Clearly, the last room was too much of a wretched hive of scum and villainy. So let's name our room after that more civilized establishment from that other major sci-fi franchise — ...
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Do we want to continue having a main site question feed in the general chat room?

I think we should move the main-site questions feed out. Because the ratio of main-site questions to chat activity is so high now, having that feed makes the room look even deader than it is. If ...
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

I nominate Gallifreyan. He seems pretty level-headed, is in the room regularly and I've not seen him get involved in any drama. Gallifreyan here: I would be happy and honoured to help keep our ...
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Why was I banned from chat?

Because they do things where a temporary ban in the appropriate response, most often coming in violation of StackExchange's "Be Nice" policy. I recommend you read it, but the full policy can be ...
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

I nominate KutuluMike. He is a well-respected user and in my experience has always shown good judgment. I am confident that he would treat others fairly along with being helpful as I have ...
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

Ixrec Solidly decent human being, a true Mos regular, and a head so level that carpenters use it as a guide when they build stuff. During my own brief stint as temporary room owner, he was a ...
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Should we rename our chatfeed to prevent confusion?

No, the chat feed should keep its name Obie the Interrupting OneBox has had its name for over a year. Users taking that name for themselves is not a reason to rename the chat feed. If the situation ...
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What can we do to make our new primary chatroom as interesting as our old primary chatroom Mos Eisley?

Do it yourself I'll start off with this quote: Be the change you want to see in the world.-Commonly attributed to Gandhi. Honestly, if you want to make TREU interesting, then all you have to do ...
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14 votes
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Should Wad Cheber be added to the room owners of Mos Eisley permanently?

No, at least not at the moment. Because reasons.
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

I nominate nobody, since that tends to not turn out well, but I propose to add more than one room owner if several nominees receive more or less the same score.
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General chat room: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

I think that SFF can survive without a primary chat room for a week without significant negative repercussions.... it hasn't even been 12 hours. I strongly recommend that this room be closed in ...
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How come our main chat, Mos Eisley, got frozen this time?

It's not a complicated answer. Users known for being troublesome in the past continued to be troublesome in a room well-known for troublesome behavior. As such, the decision was made to ban the ...
Dr R Dizzle's user avatar
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What can we do to make our new primary chatroom as interesting as our old primary chatroom Mos Eisley?

Something that I've noticed about the new room (and I was only in Mos for like a week before it hit the fan) is that it seems quieter. I think there are a few reasons for this: Old regulars got ...
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Looking for a third room owner for (Mos Eisley) our chat room (Update: Found!)

I nominate Skooba Very level headed and is a great mediator. I can't count how many times his was the voice of reason when I was active in the chat room. I think he would make a very good room owner ...
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Should we encourage or discourage flags for personal taste?

Everyone knows the MPAA ratings are horribly inconsistent and flawed. To say that any image or sequence of images within a PG-13 rating would be appropriate to be displayed indefinitely in the main ...
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What to name our new main chat room (or keep it as it is)

The current name is fine The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is fine. While it can't satisfy fans of all science fiction and fantasy franchises, the same was true of our previous chat room, and ...
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Why is the general discussion chat room not the first in the list of site chat rooms?

It's because you're on the "Active" tab, where the chat rooms are sorted by activity. You can see that the Quill's last activity was 6 minutes ago, and the Restaurant's 5 hours ago. There are other ...
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Do we want a feed of bountied (featured) questions in Mos Eisley?

Go ahead It can't hurt and it only adds a few extra notifications per week.
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