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 3 years ago
Is there are reason the chat boxes are alphabetically categorized? Shouldn't they be movable and closeable? At least an option to remove the inactive chat rooms would be great.
 3 years ago
Is there are reason the chat boxes are alphabetically categorized? Shouldn't they be movable and closeable? At least an option to remove the inactive chat rooms would be great.

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Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0About week ago chat boxes were categorized (i think) by most users but after update it's now alphabetically I have asked for ability to remove some chats if you don't want but as I understood they didn't want to make it. However if you leave certain group, chat will disappear along.

cshalvey
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hey arctic & Tomas, so before the update the chats were assigned pretty much randomly, and weren't consistent (the user couldn't change the order). It's a fairly difficult process to add the functionality you're talking about, so for now we've put them in alphabetical order to give some order. We're definitely aware of this need however, and we'll let you know our plans. Thanks!

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0however math group always was the first :D because it had most users

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5Not really, no. You might have gotten lucky in that regard, but ordering of chats was completely random until the release a few days ago :)

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0really? it can't be completely random because I always (or nearly always except after downtimes) had math first

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5It was not randomized per se. It depended on how some of the backend systems interacted with each other to subscribe you to the set of groups you belong to so you could get realtime updates.

2bornot2b
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it would be best if they were like the google chrome tabs, i.e. can be arranged in any order I wish

JamesJ
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not high priority, but it would be very useful to be able to move them for very functional reasons. Right now, I'm constantly dropping out of groups so that I can move the open Physics chat box to a location where I can still read and scroll the Physics questions.

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah and if you want to chat in group A and Z and between them have more groups, you need always to click those arrows

mattfeury
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I will admit that this bugs me as well. But the solution is so aesthetically fluffy and our site is already doing so much work in yr browser that it hasn't really seemed worthwhile to try and tackle right now. Glad to hear others want it though; maybe we can think of a functional yet simple solution.

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"At least an option to remove the inactive chat rooms would be great." what about this one? this shouldn't be so hard to implement

2bornot2b
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hey! I think I just saw a bug: I didn't get any notification for all these replies that followed after my post, and not even for the medal that I received.

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02bornot2b your bug is described here http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/4f2724dee4b0a2a9c267b3d3

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1As its been done before, why doesnt the dev team take a look at this and work on it. I am sure it wont be that difficult of them.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5What's been done before, again?

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Read the first comment.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5The first comment indicates a functionality that was never there.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5As my subsequent comments indicate :)

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5That said, are you saying you would rather chat be sorted by number online than alphabetically? Mostly we sort them alphabetically because it's stable, meaning the order won't change randomly on you.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5Or, apparently randomly.

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no, he wants to be able to move chat boxes or remove some of them

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5That's the actual post. And it hasn't been done on this site. Please realize that mattfeury and I are both developers, 2 of the 3 working on the site, and we have a lot of stuff we're working on. When we say something isn't trivial, we're not being lazy, we're saying it isn't trivial and we don't know when we'll have time to get to it ;) But rest assured, we're keeping track of the stuff you're asking for.

Tomas.A
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i agree that moving shouldn't be trivial, but what about closing some of them? is it also hard to do?

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hey shadowfiend, what about using features of IRC on these chat boxes? Is that possible?

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5Features like what? > Tomas—it's not hard, it's just a different way of approaching the communities around groups than we want to have at the moment.

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Basically the idea of creating own channels and rooms, joining leaving at will.

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Others if needed may be, mod, admin categorization etc

arcticf0x
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Active user list, personal message box for private chat too would be great :P

2bornot2b
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@shadowfiend, we very much understand that you are not being lazy ever. Actually you have set out an example for other organizations who work on the concept "it will come when it will come" Whatever you have done within this short period time is unbelievable.

2bornot2b
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And I also feel that things that we point out, actually in a way need not to be mentioned, since in the past, I have always found that whatever we suggested, had their own time to come up, all by itself. I mean when we come up with some idea, you always say, that you have that in your mind, and true enough they appear in due time, and in the mean time those things first appear, which we later realize should have appeared before anything..

Kainui
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I never use chat rooms, can we just have a setting to completely remove them altogether in our profile? They're just annoying flashing lights to me. Thanks! =D
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