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I was the mod who banned you. Firstly, it was flagged. It was not an offensive flag, it was a private flag, so only mods can see it. My reasoning behind the ban: You and Chris have been warned many, many times about fighting. I understand calmly defending yourself from attacks from Chris. I will not, however, tolerate personal attacks. Especially between two ...


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Is six months an inordinately long time? Yes, yes it is, it is half a year in fact. This is intentional. That was the entire point of making it six months. We had an arrangement, the terms were understood, and we're following through. We're not going to release a 6-month suspension early because "It's been 4 months". In fact, that's all the reason not to do ...


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Here are some of the "most frequently seen non-constructive comments" I tend to see. I'm not quoting a specific user with any of these; these are just generic patterns I see often. The language varies, but the overall message is usually pretty similar. Dumb/RTFM/Trivial -1 This question is dumb. or: Did you even bother googling this? The ...


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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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Often times, if left unchecked arguments on chat can become: Long winded Not constructive Ugly for everyone involved Circular Argued for the argument's sake This isn't the first time I have frozen the Bridge for one minute in the hope to cool down the atmosphere and return to more normal activity. Last time, the argument was about Lara Croft and her "rape ...


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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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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,...


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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.


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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 ...


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I changed it to ticker and then back to regular feeds. It worked. I have no idea why.


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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.


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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!


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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 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 ...


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The prompt is given when two users engage in comments, with no one besides the two, for at least 6 messages between the two of them. Well, specifically, it's 3 per person, but in general that means 6 messages lest someone is putting a ton before response. There's also a time limit requirement - if there's a big span of time (currently 4 hours) between the ...


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By all means, bring it up to us if you'd like... We respond to every email we get and we investigate all issues brought to us. I must say, though, that coming to meta and just threatening to do that is a bit weird. Let's try to solve what looks like a fairly simple interpersonal issue before we escalate to the next level. Have you tried flagging these ...


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Search for the user in the chat user page, and then go to their chat profile. Once you're there click on the "start a new room with this user" button. That will create a chat room and should send the user an invitation to join the room.


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I see this as two distinct areas: Hold ourselves (and each other) accountable We are a community. We've been here quite a while, and we've learned the ins and outs of the system. We've all had rocky moments where we didn't understand something and fell afoul of one rule or another. We don't burn each other at the stake if we disagree about things or ...


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I agree with agent86 and fbueckert, but there is something I would like to add. When leaving comments or even discussing in Meta, the end-goal is always the same. We want to make Arqade better in some way. In meta, we are working to improve our policies or better understand how to deal with situations. This is where the so-called "big" changes would be ...


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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.


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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 ...


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Here, have this handy dandy countdown from http://whendoesgnomeslicecomeback.weebly.com/


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


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