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I would like to ask what the pros and cons are for Unity 8 vs GNOME 3

Would it be appropriate to ask this on the main site or should I start a chat room? If I start a chat room, how would people know that it's there?
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Ask Ubuntu Chat Twitter Bot

For those of you who don't already know, we have a realtime chat room over at http://chat.askubuntu.com — lots of us (including a couple of moderators) hang out there. We help new users with ...
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What should WolfBot do for us?

Right now, I'm busy making a chatbot for AskUbuntu known as WolfBot (you can play with it over in the testing room). You may remember the bot from such hits as Where should WolfBot live?, and everyone'...
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Where should WolfBot live?

Recently, I began pursuing a goal of making a chatbot for our AskUbuntu General Room. One of the features I added to the bot was a filter that would run every minute, attempting to find any ...
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More interesting name for our main chat room?

Most sites use interesting and humorous chat room names related to their site topic, like /dev/chat (Unix &Linux) The DMZ (Security) Root Access (Super User) The 2nd Monitor (Code Review) The ...
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Should Ubuntu Questions on U&L be smarter about deleted questions?

As those who regularily attend the chat may know, new questions posted on Unix & Linux tagged ubuntu are "featured" in the room by Ubuntu Questions on U&L shortly after they've been posted. ...
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How do you set up a chat room without being told to do so?

On occasion I have been at fault for getting into discussions with members when asking a question. The trouble is I don't know how to set up a chat room without seeing the link that is visible after ...
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Why can you only upload images in chat?

Currently you are unable to upload anything but images in chat, why is this so? Is this because of security or some other reason such as space?
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#TheGreatIncredibleHashTag in the chat rooms

Why doesn't at least the chat make use of the # like the questions use tags, so that someone can say something in chat, then do a # with some text with it, and then if someone clicks on that, then it ...
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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

Let's say that I notice a really inappropriate message in chat from a 10k+ (this will usually mean that they have been hacked or something - not that I'm asking about a real situation that has ...
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Who are the AU chat room owners?

I was just wondering (as I have not seen any body with a name like this in the AU chat room) who the room owners in the main Ubuntu chat room were, so I thought I would ask a question about it here as ...
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Chat background for this site is broken

When you access chat in askubuntu, this is what happens: Perhaps the background of the page should also be orange? Or the logo text turns black and the background white? I mean an orange box in a ...
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How is the reputation score one can see in chat calculated?

My question is simple: You all know that in chat, one can see a reputation score of users below their icon and username (if they posted enough so that there is enough space) or by clicking on the icon ...
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Change starring system in chat?

Here a proposal to a new starring system: I understand that all of the SE devs are in the US and that they're culturally biased to voting being anonymous. Starring is not voting: it's in a chat; it's ...
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Can we have an XKCD bot?

I was on SuperUser chat the other day, and they had an XKCD Bot. Can our chat have access to that bot? I'm sure a lot of AU users are followers of XKCD.
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Why are the Chat users inconsistent?

This is the AU Meta user: This is U&L user: Why did the AU Meta post 189 days ago, but for U&L that is not applicable? I know that these are of course wrong - they both posted today. But ...
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I moved a discussion to chat, but I'm not logged in there

I just had a lengthy discussion moved to chat. On the chat page, I am not logged in. When I click the link "you need to be logged in", I get to the Stack Exchange page ("Logging you in to the Stack ...
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Why do chat posts appear twice at times?

Sometimes when I type in chat and post, it appears twice! Why does this happen? (Another user told me it is due to my slow internet connection. But can somebody elaborate and confirm it?) Also if the ...
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Chat room compatibility for iPhone

I am logged into the forums through my iPhone but when I try to enter the chat rooms, it says I must log in. When I enter my credentials it says it cannot find my account, then asks if I would like to ...
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Help on chat without enough REP

I don't have enough rep yet to talk on chats but I would like to reply to some answers to help askubuntu.com Can we have a new channel for users without enough rep? Just to chat about Linux in General?...
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The preformatted text/code text font in chat is not sufficiently distinct

In chat, when putting text between grave accents to ensure that it is output as code, the resulting text is not very distinguishable from the other text: The only way it's different, right now, is ...
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We should get “Ubuntu questions on SR” notification in chat

In general chat room, we get notification for Ubuntu questions on U&L. I think it would be a good idea to get Ubuntu questions on SR notification as well. SR stands for Software ...
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Could I invite 1 rep users to chat rooms? [duplicate]

I know that users need at least 20 rep to talk in chat. But could I invite them to talk? could I give them a link? I want to send this user to chat, I vote him up to give him some rep, but still ...
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A question about the chatting system

Few days ago I was helping a user solve his problem, the discussion became long in the comment section. I wanted to move it to chat, but I've never ever used chat on SE before and he's from a ...
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How do I view all messages posted by me in particular chat room?

I want to view all the messages posted by me in the "Ask Ubuntu General Room". Is this possible? If so, how can I do this?
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`/me` command in chat

In essence, chat should have a /me <string> command. How it works: User pacificfils types /me goes to get coffee Chat prints: pacificfils goes to get coffee This would add a nice, simple, ...
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Why did I get banned from chat for spam that I didn't do?

I just got banned from chat whilst I was trying to solve a problem that I needed help from the community from. However, the spam that I was kicked for wasn't even something I did! This is my "spam": ...
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How to post links and commands?

How do I post links in comments and commands in chat? Whenever I post a link with a tag in comments, it doesn't work. And whenever I post a command with backtics in chat, it also doesn't work.
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Chat rooms in non-English languages

Someone created a Brazilian chat room in Ask Ubuntu. When questioned about the language, the room owner advised me to use pt-br for in-room conversations. Is it OK to create a chat room for users of ...
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Can not login to Ask Ubuntu chat

This has been happening since a couple of weeks ago but I thought it was a temp thing. Now I really need to use the chat system and the problem still persists. Here is what is happening: I go to the ...
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Why can't I chat? I have 33 rep; is this an error? How do I fix it?

I have 33 rep and cannot chat; why? You have to have 20 to do so; is this an error? How do I fix it? Thanks.
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Sweet ping sounds for AU rooms

I always feel the AU chat rooms ping sounds are not very good. (They are intimidating, sometimes actually). I've recently joined Stack Overflow Java and found that they are enjoying a very gorgeous ...
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Account merged, now cannot login to SE chat

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this inquiry. In AU, I have an old account with only 1 rep which I have used for about a week. I forgot the password for that account so I then ...
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Is it ok to post someone's question in general chat?

I stumbled accross a question which I thought was very well written and didn't get as much attention as it deserved, and/or the answers aren't complete enough, other than putting a bounty on it there ...
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I saw something in chat I don't understand

What are some of the common chat items? I want to understand what people who are more familiar with other chat clients are trying to say to me.
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Why is the upload button in chat missing?

I cannot see an upload button in chat. Why is this? Maybe you require a certain amount of reputation to get this feature. How much do you need? The fixed font button is missing, too. Perhaps it ...
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Requesting chat rights for other users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I invite a low rep user into chat? Time to time, I get a new user that is committed to their problem, and I would like to help, but the comment lists are getting very ...
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When I post links to my questions in chat, am I doing it wrong?

From this question I got the strong impression that publicizing questions I've posted, by posting links to them in main chat--provided that it is done in moderation and not, for example, over and over ...
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How to link to a post in chat, to be accessed outside chat?

In chat, there is an option to link my next chat message as a reply to this. But I do not see a way to get a hyperlink to the chat transcript, at a particular post. I know this is possible (that is, ...
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How do I invite a low rep user into chat?

It comes up in chat sometimes, so I figured I'ld post a question and answer on the thing.
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Is it OK to post a link to my question in the general chat room, to publicize it?

If I ask a question and want to draw attention to it, is it OK to post links to it in the general chat room? Or is this considered bad, since there is already a questions feed and if lots of people ...
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How can I move a discussion from comments to chat after the 'move this discussion to chat' link has disappeared?

So, I'm once again violating the policies of AU by having an extended discussion in comments. The link offering to move this discussion to chat pops up. I get distracted and do not act on it ...
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Unable to use the askubuntu chat

Looks like this happened before Unable to log in to chat. I use firefox 11.0. Followed the test on all looks ok, but I can't log in.
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Multiple/multiline commands (terminal command formatting) in chat don't work?

If I use (for example): Run grun fishsticks and then sudo breadcrumbs in a terminal. The system fails to render this correctly. Instead it renders: Run `grun fishsticks` and then `sudo ...
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How should we handle support requests in the Ask Ubuntu General Room?

In the past few weeks, I've noticed some newish users coming to the general room looking for IRC-style technical support or (perhaps more objectionably) using it as advertising space for their ...
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AutoSuspension from Chat for “Inappropriate Content”

Someone mind explaining what content was inappropriate, and why the system is automatically banning users now, and can perhaps undo the suspension? edit: yes i found what content was inappropriate, ...
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Is oneboxing for Google+ posts coming to the chat?

Oneboxing is one of the brilliantly useful features of our chat system. Could we also have oneboxing for Google+ posts and profiles? I'm told it's the future.
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Can we have highlighted code blocks in the chat rooms?

At the moment, code posted to the chat rooms only differs in the font that's used. It would be nice if, like in comments, the code was highlighted by a different background colour. The way it is now, ...
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moving question-related discussions from comments to chat seems pointless, destroys clarifying information

After a bit of fact finding back and forth in the comments about a fix-it question, the site will now display something like: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to ...
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Can't access chat, says I'm not logged in

Was I banned or something? I don't see anything but that I need to login first.