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Why did our primary chatroom get nuked?

A problem has been festering in SFF's chatroom for some time now. And in spite of the best efforts of your moderators and room owners, it doesn't seem to be going away. I've observed the activity in ...
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Unhelpful discussion around suspensions

While I agree with the general sentiment of what you've said (e.g. not having protracted discussions about users who aren't present) the main issue is that there is a total lack of information ...
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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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Unhelpful discussion around suspensions

As recently being suspended I myself was never told anything more than a canned answer, which lead to other users inquiring on my behalf. While in the end I was to blame for my suspension, my initial ...
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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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Problems in chat have gotten out of hand

Ok, here's the deal. I don't often come to this chat often and do not frequent it. But when I do it's not because the chat has set off a lot of flags. I come because I occasionally ask questions on ...
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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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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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Should Mos Eisley have non-moderator owners, and if so, who?

Yes, we should add @Slytherincess as a room owner because she's awesome. Also: She's active (and is able to jump in very quickly if pinged). She's observant and assertive (she's not likely to ...
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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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Suspensions from chat with no notice

ArtOfCode put it very well, but I'm chiming in here for the sake of clarity. SFF's main chatroom is in an unusual place right now in that it's being guided back to the Be Nice standards of the rest ...
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Movie Events and Ratings

No, we shouldn't limit our movie nights to PG-13-or-under movies. TL;DR: The movie itself isn't being hosted on SE, so its content is irrelevant. In any case, ratings applied by the MPAA and FCC ...
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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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Putting it all behind us - Renaming the Chatroom

Mos Eisley Renaming the chatroom won't solve any of its problems; let's leave the name as it is.
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Should we rename our chatroom? (yes/no)

No We should not rename our main chatroom.
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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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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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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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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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Unhelpful discussion around suspensions

Please remember that I and @Praxis are room owners of Mos Eisley -- we're both here to help try and keep chat -- no matter the topic -- flowing nicely and without abuse. I am not at my computer 24-7, ...
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