-.- - could be sarcastic, can mean fail or express disbelief
o/, \o - Waving either hello or goodbye
\o/ - excitement, exclaiming "yay!" (both hands in the air)
/me - it's like "insert my name here"
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Shrug, I don't know
;P - Almost anything with a ; on the front indicates winking
:P - Almost anything with a P on the end ...
I think you may have some misconceptions on how the StackExchange network works.
Comments are second class citizens they're only used to pose comments to the Author of a post and shouldn't actual contain any real information pertaining to a post. For instance: If I were to ask you for the last 10 lines of /var/log/foo You should then simply edit your ...
I'd like something along the lines of Oxwivi's answer, however just to throw in another one (perhaps a bit banal, fantasy is not my top strenght):
The Orange Room
It's Ubuntu's color and the room's color.
On the main page go to chat, then site rooms.
Scroll to the very bottom and create a room.
Once you're in the room, go to info.
Then access, and grant explicit write access.
Then just invite to chat like normal.
It's actually the preferred method of handling questions in chat. Typical workflow is: Ask question on Ask Ubuntu, paste link in chat to carry a discussion about the question, edit question to reflect new information discovered in chat, potentially have answer questioned - the answer of course being posted to the question on Ask Ubuntu.
As opposed to just ...
Not sure if this would be appreciated, but what if we renamed our chatroom every 6 months when a new release comes out and use the codename's animal and its living place as inspiration.
14.04: The Tahr Mountain
14.10: The Unicorn Sky
15.04: The Vervet Savanna
15.10: The Werewolf Moon
16.04: The Xerus Tree
I see that renaming the main room of ...
The sounds on Java room is a gentle one (to be nice to our room)
The theme on Ask Ubuntu is nice and the sounds should fit with that.
No one is liking it. (AU chat sound)
Looks like a harsh voice, when someone pings you
Sometimes that sound breaks my concentration ( here, it is Anwar)
The sound suggestions:
Our preference is as follows, (top indicate ...
As long as you are not in the middle of some other discussion and its a proper question feel free to post them on the the chat room. Don't over do it ofc, no flooding of information will you get any attention, but I see no reason why not.
Adding a bounty to the posts is probably the best option (premium spot for 7 days ftw) but also editing and fixing small ...
Context my friend, context. :)
You post a link, and also explain the context of the question. The user that foss was talking about here had posted it in with no context. If context is provided, then sure! Post away (within reason).
There is no completely automatic ban on chat, a 30 minute suspension is triggered by a successful spam or offensive flag. So you need either multiple 10k+ chat users or one chat moderator to declare the flag valid for the suspension to trigger.
I've checked the post you were suspended for and it was in my opinion harmless, not worth a suspension, so I ...
When you click that link, a chat room will be created for you and waterloo2005. Its name will be "Discussion between sergio91pt and waterloo2005".
The comments so far will be copied into it, and the question or answer will be linked to from the chat room as well. Once all this is done, there will be a "let us continue this discussion in chat" comment left ...
This is by design. Multi-line messages have Markdown disabled.
Allowing multiline messages (with several restrictions, like this one) is there for, say, enabling pasting a log file in chat or some other kind of text.
What we don't want people to do is start using multiline for normal chatting. The purpose of chat messages is to be messages, and not walls-...
A few things about chat:
It sucks that this happened.
Any user who can be in chat can flag a message as spam.
Every 10K+ user and every moderator from every SE site receives an alert when something is flagged as spam in chat. Any of them can agree or disagree with the flag.
It only takes a few of those to have your post "dealt with" as spam. The ban is an ...
Developer Note: This is status-completed as per Post Shortcuts. If these two features are different, or people feel that this is not implemented in the same spirit as intended in this feature request, you may remove this text and ping me in the Comments or any chatroom.
Use it to point to canonical answers to help users find good answers and/or write better ...
For the love of all that is holy, PLEASE remove the bacon trigger. If you want to know why, see here. Our mods' sanity is already stressed enough. They don't need to sort through a board of 8500 posts mentioning the word "bacon."
Otherwise, I'm very excited for our new robot overlords assistants in chat. Our highlights reel is gonna be fun!
Chat is completely Ask Ubuntu RealTime Edition™ - that's what chat's for. Chat should ultimately facilitate everything Ask Ubuntu is and does. This should include meta discussion, community building, and support. Comments, the second class citizens they are, sometimes don't cover the bridge that's needed to really troubleshoot an issue. That's where chat can ...
I would say that where it should live depends on what it's used for.
If the idea is to filter off-topic posts (difficult at best for a bot to do accurately) then Regulators might be the better spot.
If the idea is to help the average user find good answers and /or guidance (likely to be a more successful approach which won't result in erroneously closed ...
Developer note: status-planned, needs addition for tag checking in addition to just posts, but this shouldn't be hard.
I think it would be very useful if it could detect EOL questions, as most questions that mention EOL versions are off topic (with a few exceptions) the bot should have a high success rate finding them.
Use key words like