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Scanning the question I'm responding to, I'd say "calling someone a dick" warranted the suspension. Scanning the transcript, I'd say "arguing about politics in chat" warranted the timeout. I wouldn't really call 24-hours an extreme response. Take the opportunity to, y'know, do something more fun for a day. Maybe play some games.


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Whenever you make a comment that could be deemed offensive, you're running the risk of getting flagged and possibly chat banned. Just because you do not find something offensive, does not mean that someone else won't. Whenever you bring up something sexual in nature, offensive, political, religious, anything that might go against what another user finds ...


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No. Stack Exchange already has some concerns around the Discord channel as it is, and so they would not support us making an official migration to an off-site chat. Additionally, not everyone has Discord, and we can't really expect users who are just popping into chat asking for some help on Arqade to join a Discord server. Everyone is welcome to use the ...


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I think it should remain a "News and Politics" chat room, but we should probably define what that actually means a little bit better. The politics part I think is fairly self evident, but I don't think the news part is as cut and dry. There was some limited discussion in the room about whether entertainment/gossip news should go there instead of The Bridge,...


10

Lazers should continue to only post Hot Network Questions (HNQ). As much as I'll miss Lazers having such a large presence in The Bridge, I'd rather it didn't drown out actual human users (sorry robots!). To me, switching lazers to only post HNQ allows Lazers to stick around, without it silencing out other conversation.


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Chat reputation is an aggregate of all reputation across all sites on the Stackexchange Network. In addition to your 155 reputation at Arqade, you have 51 rep from two other SE sites.


8

My opinion has always been that the general/default room should be primarily related to the topic of the host site. Many sites can get away with an overlapping topic in rooms simply because those sites don't have chats as active as ours. We don't need a separate room for every single topic, but I think any discussion that a reasonable person would agree ...


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I don't like this proposal. I agree that what happened yesterday was an issue, but not for the reasons you outline. The messages that were moved were not news related. Why a store page for a fidget spinner would be moved to TIF is beyond me. From context, it appears to be for a joke, but in my opinion the enforcement of policy, especially in the formative ...


8

I find that googling for "@wipqozn's socks" is a reliable way to get to The Bridge's transcript. From there you're just one click away from active chat!


8

On desktop, you can click on the Stack Exchange button, and then click 'chat': The main gaming chat room is The Bridge.


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I personally see no need for the chatbot. I have no idea when the spam posts you located were posted, but I would guess that the ones that took 15 minutes to get rid of were posted at night when most Bridge regulars are sleeping (so having chat notifications for them wouldn't help much). I know most Bridge regulars will link spam/offensive posts for ...


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There can be a bit of a delay sometimes before rep propagates across the system. For example, here on Meta, you still have 11 rep right now. Give it a few minutes.


7

There are lots of video gaming forums already. The world doesn't need yet another. Creating an Arqade-branded forum would be putting a massive amount of work into creating something that nobody needs. Or, put another way: standards http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png But what about just using chat? As a standard practice it wouldn't work. The ...


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I agree that timeliness is an important factor when dealing with... pretty much anything on the site. Not just cleaning spam, but also commenting, answering, closing, voting. This is why we have Lazers: it posts the good, and the bad, and everything in between, so that every question has a chance to get some love. I cannot imagine this bot coexisting with ...


5

Rooms are automatically frozen after a certain period of inactivity. The Summoner's Rift chat room was active for a while, but activity naturally fell off for a variety of reasons. I unfroze the room just now. If it takes off again, great! If it doesn't, it'll get frozen again automatically.


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Yes. You are absolutely allowed to make it, I don't know how popular it will be, but you can surely create the chatroom and give it a try, worst case it's no success and the room freezes.


5

There's another chat button in the drop-down menu in the upper right corner, and larger but usually less obvious links at the center of the right side bar on the Meta page, with the most recent activity in both the main chat rooms. So, maybe we can add that last function to the main page? The code just needs to be copied, methinks. But I do wonder: why? Why ...


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There is no procedure for unfreezing a room. If you have a room you'd like unfrozen, I'd suggest just flagging the "This room has been frozen" message with a moderator flag asking for it to be unfrozen.


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There are other ways to discuss and get in touch with Moderators: For Problematic Users/Posts Firstly, if something is amiss with a post, or you're dealing with a 'problematic user' Use a Flag. The problem with public chatrooms is that they're... well, Public. Flags are a private way to notify Mods of potential problems. Private for you, for us, (and for ...


4

It is working as intended No, other than with a userscript to hide them. All 10k users see all flags raised anywhere in chat.


4

The scheduler was not running properly for chat.se - we gave it a kick, so it should be fine now.


3

Your account was banned on English.SE and this is the specific reason why its chat account is banned from all rooms on chat.stackexchange.com. Your account can chat on chat.meta.stackexchange.com because its associated parent account is not banned on meta.stackexchange.com.


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Just search 'the bridge chat'. In my case, the chat room is the 1st result. Alternatively, 'the bridge stack chat' is a more surefire way to get the chat room. The problem with adding the 'arqade' keyword is, Google will search the content on the Arqade sites (main & meta) instead of returning the chat room directly. Note: this is done with Google ...


3

If at all possible, I feel like we should have some kind of direct link from The Bridge to This Is Fine so it's easier to find.


3

As neat as it would be to have forums with subject matters directly corresponding to the subject matters of the various stacks, and with similarly robust community moderation, that's a whole new project with different design considerations than the current Stack Exchange network. You could just use existing forum technologies, but what would be the point of ...


3

No. We don't create sites for the things SE doesn't take. That's essentially a dump site, and doomed to fail. Nobody will stick around there, and it just leads to a completely dead site.


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The Chat is something I have tried using in the 10 years I have been a member here and my experience was similar to Joachim's and Kaizerwolf's experience. I am going to try and address your goal of bringing more people to the site. Arqade seems to have a problem with active users participation. Look at the voter turnout. It was very low for this election. I ...


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Since most of the people who voiced their opinion here think that there isn't much of a need for the bot, I'm going to leave this proposal on-hold until Arqade feels that such a bot is wanted/necessary in The Bridge.


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I'd say creating a new chat room or using an existing one where all the spam reports would be sent is a great idea, even though: spam is usually deleted in minutes, if not seconds it's rather luck to stumble across a spam post the only thing that spam does on this site is gives new users free helpful flags Spam is everywhere. It was here and will be. The ...


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