Questions tagged [chat]

For questions primarily involving either the Stack Exchange chat system in general or specific chat rooms for the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange site.

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Escape key doesn't clear direct reply bubble while suspended

(not sure if bug or not) I recently had a 30 minute suspension. You can still be replied to while suspended, which pops up a little orange bubble-counter. Under normal use, you can press escape ...
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Broken Chat Links

This isn't the first time I see this happening. An answer has a line of comments that is getting long, gets moved to chat to avoid clutter. Sometimes later the chat gets locked and new comments appear ...
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Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed misbehaving in Chat

It seems that Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed has been spamming chat with lots of posts including old ones, and we're not sure what is going on. For the time being I have removed it from ...
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Can we add the feed of RPG.se Hot Network Questions to the chat feed?

I think that added HNQs to the chat feed will be useful information to have now that there is an official way to determine and indicate this with the recent HNQ update. This will raise awareness of ...
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what's up with comments being moved to chat for this question?

On this question: What happens to a Ghost when the Possessed creature polymorphs?, the top-voted answer has several warts: it cites multiple contradictory rulings without a clear way to reconcile them,...
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Have we considered generating a chat for each comment section?

I had a thought last night that when people are leaving a comment on a question or an answer, they are trying to engage with the person who wrote that question or answer. Many times, there is hope ...
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Why does the chat link on the right-hand sidebar only show up sometimes?

I currently have https://rpg.stackexchange.com/ open in three different tabs. In one of them, the right-hand sidebar has links to two rpg.se-relevant chat rooms: In the other two, there's just ads (...
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Let's brainstorm some [chat] events

Chat events are a thing, I recently learned. They range from project meetings to movie nights to happy hours. Are there ideas people have for events around here? Propose topics, time-frames (...
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A “moved to chat” comment appears to be a broken link for me but works for others

Yesterday I flagged a "moved to chat" comment on this answer as the chat it links to gave a page not found error. To my surprise the flag was declined as apparently the chat works fine for others. I ...
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The Looking-For-Games Chat Room

Lately, there's some activity in The Back Room: Live Tabletop Games, which was just recently unfrozen for the purpose of catering to the good-people-of-this-stack who wanted to run or play RPGs with ...
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Why are certain chatrooms giving me a Page Not Found?

I was trying to find a chat room associated with an answer to a few different questions, but in all instances I kept getting hit with a 'Page Not Found' presumably because I lacked the 20 rep to ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

I've recently learned that d4, 8, 10, 12, and 20 interface well with screen readers, but that the d6 reads as "bullets." Presumably, that's the interpretation given to pips. Can we change the d6 to ...
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chat in sidebar on main page

On meta there is a 'x people chatting' window in the sidebar. On other sites I have seen that on the regular pages as well (like on superuser). Can we have that here too? Or should it be there and I ...
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How persistent are “continue this discussion in chat” rooms?

Occasionally a colloquy on a post will prompt a commenter to move the discussion to chat, as recently happened to me. The chat room thereby created: is it persistent, or does it expire after some time?...
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Why is it unacceptable to answer a closed question in chat?

If someone asks a simple question that is closed for being too basic, there doesn't seem to be any way to help the poster, which would seem to disillusion new posters about using the site. (I ...
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The Stack Exchange bot is doing my dice rolls instead of the Dice Service bot

Apparently the Stack Exchange chat bot has developed a special place in its heart for me. Most people attempting a dice roll get a reply from the Dice Service bot. But not me! The Stack Exchange bot ...
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Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat? [duplicate]

Sometimes on RPG stack you're playing that game where you want to do something sneaky or underhanded and its really hard to do so when you can't pass the GM a note to let them know of your intentions. ...
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Should 5e no longer be verboten in the main chat?

Around the release of the starter kit and the PHB any extended discussion of 5e was banned from the main chat room due to some contentious conversations basically crowding out everything else. In the ...
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Holy Glitch, Batman!

The Morningstar RSS feed post form Wizard's RSS feed is back with a vengeance. The feed post will show up in the chat RSS feed hourly if not more often. What can we do to address the issue?
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Format errors in Stack Exchange syntax?

I first noticed in a chat message I sent yesterday but now it's more irritatingly present in a comment: something's up with formatting on messages? There's also a question I read today (perhaps ...
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The role of chat at RPG Stack Exchange

TL;DR Meta is where consensus happens. Questions and answers have to be good questions and answers without requiring "context" from chat. Any Stack Exchange site has three realms for interaction: ...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

Chat? Feeds? SE sites have associated chat rooms. This site's main one is RPG General Chat. Check it out! SE chat supports feeds, which shows up as little ticker pop-ups from time to time. Since ...
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How are ticker feeds for chat selected? [duplicate]

Here is a list of the feeds that currently show up in RPG General Chat. How are these feeds selected? What's the community's procedure for suggestions additions or modifications to the feeds?
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Malware in the chat archive: wat do?

My browser's security function is reporting that a segment of the chat archive has malware inserted into it. What could/should I do as an RPG.SE citizen?
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New dice mode in chat

It would be helpful if there was a dice mode for Fudge dice. Fudge dice are 6 sided, with 2 +, 2 -, and two blank. It would even be cooler if the total would be added together (+1, -1, 0) and given. ...
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Is it okay to create a lot of chat rooms?

There's a few of us who currently play games of Fate in the FATE Game Room. All our games and chatter take place in that room alone, but at some point, activity may become great enough that we may end ...
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chat.exchange.com reputation bug

My chat.se user profile suddenly (last known normal ~7 hours ago) has 0 rep and so, of course, I can't talk in rpg.chat. I can still talk in a side chatroom I've had going. I've been hit by what ...
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The chat help-text for guests is unreadable

I hopped on chat for the Town Hall and saw this at the bottom of the window: The logo doesn't look great, but the real problem is that the help text is completely unreadable. Highlighting it gives: ...
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Perhaps The Back Room and The Game Table are confusingly named

While I do love the name of my room, Going to "the Back Room" for gaming and "The Game Table" for talking does seem slightly counterintuitive: every so often someone comes by the room and we have to ...
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Can we add d10 and d4 support to the chat dice bot?

Our current chat dice bot is awesome. However it could be more awesome with 3 things. The first and most important is support both the d4 and the d10. Currently these die rolls can be resolved using ...
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Unable to page AceCalhoon in Chat?

Whenever I try to page AceCalhoon in chat using the command @@77@rpg.stackexchange.com I get the message ...
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Why do some feeds not work in chat?

I've been trying to add the RPG Bloggers Network RSS feed to the chat, and just can't make it work. It's a feedburner feed, and we have one of those working for Gnome Stew. I've tried playing with ...
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One of these chats doesn't belong!

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Viability of a chat based game?

Would it be appropriate and useful for the site for me/someone else to run games via the chat area? I'm thinking fairly slow paced, one for D&D encounters style and one for indie games. Edit ...
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Roll function for chat?

Would a roll function for our excellent chat site help this site be a success? Would you use it?
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Where is the link to get from the new chat page back to meta/parent site?

I clicked over to the new third place from the banner on the parent site (which is cool btw). But I couldn't find a link back to either meta or RPG.se itself. There was a logo in the upper left that ...