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.
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 ...
You won't find the chat links in user profiles, it is located in the top right on the black bar, in the little stack exchange hamburger "community" menu, it can be a bit hard to find.
It is also located on the footer of every page
Here is a direct link too, just for completeness
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!
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
Don't worry about it. Inactive rooms are deleted automatically by the system. I don't remember if non-mods can delete the rooms they created, but if you can, it will be on the "Access" tab.
So, try going to https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms, find your room, click on the "info" link of the room, go to "access" and see if you ...
My comment got too long to be a comment. A few things:
The developers aren't all in the US and anonymous voting is a global requirement of democracy to prevent corruption.
Starring is voting, but like with everything in chat, it's far more transitional than anything else we vote on.
(Most importantly) what's wrong with what we have?
I won't deny that some ...
Seeing a new XKCD pop in might be fun, but since I recently had to ignore the UL bot/feed - I'm not sure Anyone - including myself needs to say "Let's add some noise..."
note: Oli's answer got a +1 from me.
additional note: I note this when I post an answer, but I really back someone else's... and I think mine can add something to the conversation.
Even moderators are not notified that a flag has been raised on their own message.
Moderators (but not 10k users) can see a history of flagged message for any user including themselves. This log does not include the identity of the flagger.
It's important to be careful when posting links to spam in chat.
Most spam on Stack Exchange is link spam, a malicious (or at least unwanted) attempt to get people to click a link.
A link in chat to a link spam post is not, generally speaking, itself spam. But most of them time when a user posts a link to a Stack Exchange post in chat, it is oneboxed--...
How about The progress bar? That punning both with the double meaning of bar (a place to buy alcohol or, often in computing, a progress bar) and progress since Ubuntu is the OS of the future etc, etc.
Sort of like this but without the ugly Windows overtones:
Knowing that you have 12.7k and have been around for a while it is unlikely there will be Much trouble if you put your bot in the AskUbuntu General Room. Your keyword feature (eg mint, elementary, etc.), are very useful features, similar to SmokeDetector. I would be very surprised if that particular feature causes an issue. And the moderators seem to be in ...
Post Shortcuts - status-completed
Have an ability to save and get shortcuts to special/important links, like: !!/s google.
This could be used to store canonical questions that need to be easily referenced in such a way that it can be found easily (say, the canonical question for no Unity).
Moderators and room owners should ideally be able to add and ...
Keyword Flagging status-completed
The bot should have a feature that will monitor incoming questions and check each post for certain "keywords" as defined by a moderator or bot admin. If such a phrase is found, raise the post by way of a non-intrusive message in chat so that it can be looked at.
This could be used to watch for off-topic posts (like those ...
I wouldn't bother with a specific room. As you say, nobody would know it's there. However, that's a perfectly good topic for the site's main chat room. Just drop in there and see if you can get anyone interested in discussing this.
Many (most?) of the regulars use unity and are facing the same dilemma you are. It shouldn't be too hard to get them to talk ...