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How can I "defrost" a chat room that has been "automatically frozen because of inactivity"? It has long been my desire to respond in this chat room, but various circumstances in my life didn't allow me to do that. Partly the reason for my procrastination here was the fact that I was unaware of such policy on this website - I never thought that a chat room could be possibly frozen and later even deleted. So what should I do now?

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You poke a moderator, either here on meta or by pinging anybody who happens to the in the main chat room. I just unfroze your room.

In fact, you can ping anybody in chat who is a moderator on ANY site not just C.SE as chat moderation privileges are network-wide. Besides your regular C.SE moderators, Jon Ericson for example is a frequent visitor to our chat room and could fix you up.

  • I see. Thank you. – brilliant Sep 10 '12 at 13:10
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    @brilliant: I nearly always have a tab open to several of my favorite chat rooms, including the Upper Room and the Library, so you can find me there. Apropos of nothing, is it odd that your handle reminds me of those Guinness ads? ;-) – Jon Ericson Sep 10 '12 at 23:09
  • @JonEricson "I nearly always have a tab open to several of my favorite chat rooms" - If I am the only one in that room and I am keeping it opened on one of my browser's tabs, yet not writing any post in it, will the room still be considered as inactive? – brilliant Sep 10 '12 at 23:41
  • @JonEricson - "Apropos of nothing, is it odd that your handle reminds me of those Guinness ads? ;-)" - HA-HA!!! Well, there's nothing wrong about this association, however, my handle is a noun. The one on the ad is an adjective. – brilliant Sep 10 '12 at 23:43
  • @brilliant: You have to post something in order for a room to stay thawed. Just going to a room doesn't keep it warm. – Jon Ericson Sep 10 '12 at 23:44
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    @brilliant: Rooms don't freeze until quite a long period of dis-use. Weeks I think. Don't worry about keeping anything open, just use it like you're going to use it and if something gets frozen that you want to use, let us know. – Caleb Sep 10 '12 at 23:45
  • Wow. American Guinness advertising is weird, @JonEricson. Never seen anything like that before. – TRiG Nov 15 '14 at 21:37

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