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Expressions: -.- - 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 ...


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How about Talk Ubuntu? It shows that it is a channel for discussion rather than Q&A.


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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.


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A suggestion with a variation: apt-chat ubuntu sudo apt-chat ubuntu


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/dev/random It reflects the content of the chat. My pronouns are He / Him


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Ubuntu comes in multiple flavours: Ubuntu Lubuntu Kubuntu … So I suggest Chatbuntu.


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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.


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I think we've got a great opportunity in that the letter C was skipped in naming Ubuntu versions. I propose "Chatty Capybara"


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Chatroom for Humans, maybe? Or at least something to that tone.


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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 ...


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I'm against adding non-relevant feeds. It's a chat room, not an RSS reader.


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No. This isn't twitter. Why do we need this for the thousands and thousands of messages, and why do we need to burden SE's network and DB with another several hundred gigs of additional indexing?


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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. Example: 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 ...


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For 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 ...


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Taco Tuesday As per our fond love of tacos http://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=Taco&room=201 , and of course the Ubuntu taco truck:


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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 ...


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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).


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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 https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=askubuntu.com


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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!


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Here's a second option. This time, piggy-backing off of Ryan: Chatty Chupacabras


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I like Onebree's idea, but I think that a single word is better and easier to type. So how about simply apt-chat


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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 ...


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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 12.10 13.04 13.10 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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.


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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--...


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