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This may not be the proper place to post this, but because of traction, we were pretty much ordered to disable the bot's auto-welcome in the javascript chat, which makes it kind of a big deal to me. Since most participants in this discussion are seeing the auto-welcome as one finished unit, I'd like to say how it came to existence. But first I'd like to ...


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This isn't actually an answer proper, but there's a few points where I suspect the process of well, all this could have run better. Hindsight is 20/20 , and this is not really a reflection on SE's moderation and administration processes. I'm posting this as a root access regular, and someone intimately familiar with the channel and its culture, and having ...


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I suspended the bot because of the greeting, and only because of that, which is also what I told you in my chat message. Root Access is the general chat room for users of Super User, and any new user coming in being curious about the chat will have that bot greeting them. That is a functionality that the Stack Exchange chat system specifically and ...


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Well, since it's been frozen at least twice and bumped … several times, farewell Vote to Close room. It roomed us all faithfully back in the bad old days when we needed more room. — allquixotic The Review queue will take care of the close votes, and if there's anything to be discussed, we still have Root Access or the Ask a SU Moderator room.


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"John Cavil, bot for hire" @Mr.Code Welcome to Root Access chat for Super Users! Please don't ask if you can ask or if anyone's around; just ask your question, and if anyone's free and interested they'll help. Just don't ask me, 'cause I'm a chat-bot. ;)


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It doesn't work reliably anyway. http://thedoghousediaries.com/comics/uncategorized/2011-12-26-59358b5.png


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I disagree, basically because we aren't an IM client - we're a chat room. I think all that would do is just add more data for the servers to transmit, and doesn't really benefit us as a whole in the end. Also it's slightly creepy I find.. Much easier to just wait for that sound you hear when someone @'s you back. It's also a bit ineffective when you have ...


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You have to count the 7 sites where you have less than 200 rep, it's not shown in some other summaries. Add up these numbers -- 5902 by my count.


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You should name him ʇoqoɹ to make him extra annoying because it's harder to reply to him.


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For users below the 20 rep limitation, you should shoot them a message when they try to post: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.


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You appear to have an unfortunate habit of lashing out (10k only link) and posting questions that are "shouting" or contain vulgar language. As a result the community probably flagged some of your questions as "rude or abusive". Questions or answers flagged in this way are treated very similarly to spam and will end up rate limiting and potentially ...


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Data And you should change your name to Dr. Noonien Soong.


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You can always just start a chat room if you want to. This won't automatically insert the previous messages from the comments, but it will allow you to start a chat with any user who has at least 20 rep. If the user has an existing chat account, you can even go to their chat profile and select "start a new room with this user", which will automatically ...


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There's only one bot to my knowledge, John Cavil. As his profile says, he's operated by somequixotic. Who is also responsible for some of the code behind it: https://github.com/allquixotic/so-chatbot-driver https://github.com/allquixotic/SO-ChatBot


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You can join a chatroom whenever you like. What has been said in the room when you were not there can later be read anyway. If someone is online at the time, has no relevance. You can leave them a message or read their old message. So why not email? Because chat rooms are public by default. Others can join in and help. We like to work together on Stack ...


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For the Q&A sites, I don't really see the value – and if you must know, and the user has filled their location field, you can deduct their (at least approximate) time zone from that. If they don't share their location information, they probably don't care about sharing their time zone either. Chat, on the other hand, already does something even ...


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You have over 30k reputation on chat.se (just visit your chat profile, the number is right there). On chat.se, what counts is network-wide reputation (and this has always been that way).


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Tom Wijsman **Attention:** There is only a limited amount of memory given to drivers, called the [`non-paged` and `paged` pool](http://bit.ly/rttIee) memory sections. A page file is necessary for when the paged section gets full, as a gamer I have seen a game complain about paged pool memory just because I had my page file disabled on a 8 GB system. ...


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Already a feature. Above the stared list in chat - click: show all 1234 - then filter the messages to just the ones you've starred by clicking by me under Starred Messages.


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If the person isn't online the avatar will be faded out/not be visible in the list of users. I don't see why we need another specific check for that.


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This was caused by this rather huge change to chat's handling of @replies. Fixed now, thanks for the report.


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Fixed now (as you already noticed); more info on Meta Stack Overflow.


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Problem solved: I removed the tag from the chat room. This is expected behavior. There is no moderator or moderator-* tag on Super User, so naturally there is no tag wiki for it. I'm not sure why the tag was added in the first place, but I've since removed it so it won't be a problem any more.


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The "block third-party cookies from being set" thing sounds plausible; some paranoia plugins may consider the localStorage used in a cross-domain IFRAME a third-party cookie. The Stack Exchange global network login (also used for the chat.SE login) requires this to work.


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As mentioned in the comments, the [chat] regulars thought it would be a fun thing to plan a Birthday Event for DavidPostill. Ended up on the front screen, and I couldn't contain myself when people asked why... So I spilled the beans!


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I'm in the same situation. At work, I can hit the site, but for some reason, I can't access the chat rooms. One of my conversations was moved to chat - game over! As a WORK AROUND, I simply inform the poster this is the case and request they delete their comments every so often. This keeps the posts clutter free yet, allows me to continue helping.


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For reference, comments are not meant for extended conversations; they are for asking clarifying questions to the OP about the question, and to encourage editing to add extra information. This is why the feature to move a discussion to chat happens - Chat is where you can have extended discussions. If people are suggesting to try things, they should be ...


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I think I have found a workaround. I clicked the diagnostics link. Then at the bottom of that page was a "login using SE" link. I clicked on that and it worked.


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No one is yelling at me for it, so I went ahead and did it


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Keep it clear and simple: "John Cavil (Bot)" or "Cavil Bot" or "New User Advice Bot" You could also consider beginning each message with "[Automated Message]" to help push it home. It might be nice if the website could colour bot messages differently from normal comments. Although a new user might not notice that anyway.


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