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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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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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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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What is the Ask Ubuntu Classroom and how can I participate?

What? The Ask Ubuntu classroom is a series of free sessions where an Expert teaches attendees some of their skills in a variety of fields. Where? The sessions are going to be held in the Classroom ...
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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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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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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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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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What implications does 'move this discussion to chat' has?

I'm trying to help waterloo2005 with a kernel related question, at first it looked like a simple permission mistake, It seems I was wrong... Right now, there's 8 comments of both me and waterloo ...
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Stack Exchange chat via Pidgin, Empathy, etc?

Is there any way to connect to Stack Exchange chat rooms in Pidgin or Empathy or a different chat program?
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat . The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Why do I need 20 reputation to chat even in the feedback channel?

I'm not sure how to answer to a previous answer so I joined the chat and I couldn't ask anyone as I'm lacking repuatation. Come on guys, this side is supposed to be "easy" and enable an instant ...
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The 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room

Who created the 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat' chat room? What is the room currently used for? What was the room used for? Who came up with the name 'Raiders of the Lost Downboat'? Who were the room ...
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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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Chat Room Policies: Ask Ubuntu General Room

Are there detailed policies outlining flag-worthy actions or kick/ban worthy offenses within the Ask Ubuntu General Room chat? If so, what are the policies, or can a link be provided to them?
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Number of people chatting

I know it's a small thing but to suggest there's 24 people chatting in the Ask Ubuntu rooms is misleading.
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Potential Features for FlackBot [closed]

If FlackBot was to become a permanent fixture in chat what are some features which should be added to provide merit for it's presence in chat? As with most other polls please only post one suggestion ...
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How can I change chat sound notifications?

The current notification sound is a little bit annoying. I thought the sound is the browser default sound but it is not. I heard a different sound the same browser in different chat rooms. How can ...
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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 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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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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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 chat get a redesign? Please?

I considered posting this on Meta SE instead of Ask Ubuntu Meta, but because several of these are Ask Ubuntu specific, I went with here. That said, I think the rest of SE chat should get an update, ...
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How to erase a chatroom I created myself

my chatroom It was never in use the question was solved before I do not want to leave my trash behind
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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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How to chat with another user?

With 20 reputation you gains the chat privilege, as described here, but I couldn't find this option in a user profile. Where should I look for it?
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What is the purpose of the FlackBot in chat? Do we want it?

This is a question talking about the Ask Ubuntu General Room chat. It seems like every day we have an incident where somebody goes over the top with the bot that sits in the room. A moderator has to ...
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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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How can I open Ask Ubuntu chat directly?

How can I place an icon on my desktop to directly open Ask Ubuntu's chat?
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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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How to run the chat on the browser sidebar?

It would be really nice if I could run the chat on the browser sidebar, but it doesn't shrink enough.
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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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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 created ...
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Chat schedule reminder email is off by an hour

Three hours before the event starts, the system sent out emails saying: You registered for the following chat events happening today on chat.stackexchange.com: in 2 hours ... The ...
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Chat FAQ auto inlining condition unclear

I found a little inconvenience: in the FAQ it says: "Some links will be automatically inlined if posted on a single line by themselves [...]" but if I write Text in the chatbox and enter a new line by ...
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Logo Squashed in Chat

When I signed into chat today, the logo at the bottom-right looks like this. Marco Ceppi commented on it: I know they did some changes to chat yesterday to fix the API - there may have also been a ...
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Unable to log in to chat

When I try to enter the General chat room, the message "You must be logged in to talk" is displayed. Clicking "logged in" takes me to a page titled "Change OpenID" which lists OpenID providers. When ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Bug Found in SE chat's upload feature

There is a bug in chat's upload feature ,If you had previously posted an image using upload and you open up the dialouge again without selecting a pic and press cancel it reposts the previous image ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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