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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

Yes, let's do this. Make the d6 use numbers instead of pips. Theory background. Using text to represent graphics isn't really accessible, and tends to be done primarily because it “works” for people ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

(Foreword so I can actually sound trustworthy as I write about this: I've been an accessibility developer for the past few years doing things exactly like this.) We don't actually have to change the ...
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Let's brainstorm some [chat] events

Micro-RPG play/playtests Our Very OwnTM chatizens have written a number of small RPGs. (And there are hundreds of other micro-RPGs out there worth trying!) Often people will take them for a test drive,...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

The Official WOTC D&D Feed. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Globals/Services/ArticleFeed.aspx With 5e launching shortly I think it would greatly benefit the site and chat users to have the WOTC feed ...
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Should 5e no longer be verboten in the main chat?

I believe it's probably time. Heads have cooled, there are plenty of resources and real games running. Also things are more awkward and hard to moderate (for mods and users) now that those ...
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Is there any way we can set up whispers to certiain screen names in chat?

No. Stack Exchange is probably never (ever, see meta.se) going to have a private messaging system. Private communication methods exist for official moderator business, but that's about it. Remember, ...
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How persistent are "continue this discussion in chat" rooms?

Rooms with any sort of meaningful content exist forever. As outlined in the chat FAQ, "A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users." Any such room is ...
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Let's brainstorm some [chat] events

Tabletop Tasting Time! A lot of people visiting the chat (including myself) have awareness of only so many different RPGs, with some folks only familiar with D&D or D&D-and-friends. Let's ...
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Broken Chat Links

Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users. (/faq#...
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A "moved to chat" comment appears to be a broken link for me but works for others

According to this Meta.SE post you need 10k reputation to view frozen/deleted rooms. It looks like neither you, nor any of the other users that can't see this room have at least 10k reputation on any ...
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TRPG General Chat: vote for your feeds! (2e: Electric Bugaloobear)

RPG.SE Hot Network Questions Site: Hot Network Questions, but only the RPG.SE ones. Feed link: https://lackadaisical-appeal.glitch.me/hnq/rpg.stackexchange.com Does what it says on the tin. We ...
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Dealing with More Comments After Movements to Chat as a User

Yes, it is worth flagging them for attention, because mods don't view every question and answer every day, so it's how they would know that the comments haven't simmered down in this case. It's ...
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What is the most starred message in TRPG General Chat?

By the power of Grayskull manual scrolling! This post seems to have the most stars with 20: Congratulations @doppelgreener and @nitsua60, and thank you to everyone who participated in the diamond ...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

The Alexandrian http://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/category/roleplaying-games/feed An influential blog written with an eye to using analytical theory to develop practical tools for GMing. ...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

The Bundle of Holding blog! The Bundle of Holding is a tabletop RPG version of the videogame Humble Bundle: it promotes small-business RPGs by offering cheap bundle rates for high-quality indie games,...
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TRPG General Chat: vote for your feeds! (2e: Electric Bugaloobear)

New RPG.SE Questions Site: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Newest Feed link: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/feeds Populates the ticker with the newest questions being asked on our own ...
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The Stack Exchange bot is doing my dice rolls instead of the Dice Service bot

That can happen when for whatever reason (usually a network hickup or something like that) we fail to load the dice user. In that case we just use the default system user for a while. Whether or not ...
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Should 5e no longer be verboten in the main chat?

I'd second the move to end the prohibition with a single caveat. Let's be mindful of those in the main room who have little interest in 5e. Part of the reason it's been beneficial to segment is that ...
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Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News feed misbehaving in Chat

The disclaimer at the top of ENWorlds' site suggests it may be due to their upgrade. Welcome to this new upgrade of the site. We are now on a totally different software platform. Many things will ...
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Why is it unacceptable to answer a closed question in chat?

If a question is permanently closed, sure. If you are just end running around the entire goal of having people improve their questions, get them opened, and get peer reviewed answers from the whole ...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

Botch Blog, a collection of stories of our failures. The idea originated in the chat, and all the contributors (so far) are chat regulars.
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TRPG General Chat: vote for your feeds! (2e: Electric Bugaloobear)

Beyond the Bundle site: http://beyondthebundle.com/ feed link: http://beyondthebundle.com/feed/ The Bundle of Holding is a tabletop RPG version of the videogame Humble Bundle: it promotes small-...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

RPG Theorist https://rpgtheorist.wordpress.com/feed/ I've just started a blog. The contents are to be primarily theoretical pieces about RPG construction and its implications, GMing tips, away-from-...
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RPG General Chat: vote for your feeds!

Angry GM http://theangrygm.com/ http://theangrygm.com/feed/ Angry GM writes on all matters of running games and designing adventures/campaigns. His posts split about half-and-half between truly system-...
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Have we considered generating a chat for each comment section?

Coming at this from a different angle, there's nothing stopping a (20+ rep) user from doing exactly what you're suggesting. You could, if you like, instead of leaving a "usual" first comment take a ...
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The Looking-For-Games Chat Room

I've seen a lot of chat rooms on a lot of Stacks, and I'm sorry to say a dedicated LFG room will just freeze and die. An LFG room is only as useful as its traffic volume, and most users simply don't ...
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Can we add the feed of RPG.se Hot Network Questions to the chat feed?

It'd be good to test out. It seems simple enough to implement, based on your description. The only potential problem I foresee is that it might get too "noisy", if too many questions hit HNQ ...
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How do I make voice-to-text work in RPG.SE chat?

This is an odd Windows feature, it appears. What I discovered, after experimenting on Meta.SE, Christianity.SE, and here is that sometimes, after hitting window + H, to enable voice to text, you have ...
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Why are certain chatrooms giving me a Page Not Found?

You already have enough reputation to participate in chat. That's not what's going on there. Since forever, chat rooms that aren't active get automatically frozen (read-only), then eventually ...
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Holy Glitch, Batman!

I think I see what you mean - the Morningstar post is reappearing over and over in our chat's RSS ticker, right? It seems that in their RSS feed, the Morningstar post is getting its pubDate property ...
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