-.- - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
You need 100 reputation to upload images directly. You're right, this doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, we should fix this.
As for the "fixed font" button, that only appears when you have multiple lines of content in the chat box. It's for e.g. pasting a log file, some source code (as in your example screen shot), or similar, which you usually want to ...
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--...
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.
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.
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 ...