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(permanently) Make Chat Great Again!

The Sand Trap is now frozen for good. No more golf balls getting stuck in the bunker! This is the last one about freezing The Sand Trap I promise. There might be more about ensuring TNB doesn't go too ...
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Is Chat Great Again?

Last month, I proposed an experiment to freeze The Sand Trap (TST) for 3 weeks, to see whether The Nineetenth Byte can handle being the primary chat room again. And 3 weeks ago, TST was frozen so that ...
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Make Chat Great Again

Edit: The Sand Trap is now frozen unfrozen. Come and discuss the results of the experiment. To quote myself: normal TNB chat rules still apply, obviously, but for general programming things, general ...
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What are our specific abbreviations and terms?

Newcomers to codegolf.SE are often compelled to ask what many of our abbreviations and terms mean. Let us list them here so this information always will be easily available. Return to FAQ index
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What should we call Off-Topic TNB?

Voting has closed. The Sand Trap is the winner! Since we've decided to officially recognize TNB's off-topic room Off-Topic TNB, it might be a good time to give it its own name. We'll do this the same ...
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Language nominations for the "Learn You a Lang for Great Good" chat event

We've decided we'd like to give the "Learn You a Lang for Great Good" chat event \${}^*\$ a go. As a brief overview: Every second Wednesday, discussion in The Nineteenth Byte is primarily ...
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Should we officially recognize Off-Topic TNB?

Recently, TNB conducted an experiment in which we created a new room specifically for off-topic discussion, which resulted in a marked decrease in the amount of off-topic content in TNB. This room has ...
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Fix the dead LYAL

Like last time, LYAL is dead. Source. As documented here, there were no LYALs for 6 weeks. I agree with what caird says: If people aren't engaging with an event anymore, the proper thing to do is let ...
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Introducing Biweekly Mini Golf!

In order to grow our community and its chat room, The Nineteenth Byte, we decided here to start a new monthly biweekly chat event: Biweekly Mini Golf! During this event, a number of previously drafted ...
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Chat Event Announcment: Language Development Workshop

BMG has died. Nearly immediately I proposed the event that henceforth became known as MYAL. After a short discussion to flesh out the details, and the chat event Language Development Workshop was born....
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Chat Event Refinement: Make You a Lang for Great Good

We have decided to make a chat event based on language creation. In this post, we will discuss how we should do it. The event would just be a time dedicated to showing off WIP languages, get feedback ...
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Chat Event Proposal: Make You a Lang for Great Good

With the demise of BMG, I had an idea for a new chat event. For now, I'm calling it "Make You a Lang for Great Good", but that is beside the point. This event would focus on one of the ...
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Biweekly Mini Golf is Half Dead

... what should we do? As we can see from this excerpt, BMG is slowly dying. People don't seem interested enough to even start it and the 21st BMG has little participants. (even though it hasn't ...
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Congratulations to the new TNB Room Owners!

Voting has closed, and, with the votes being a dead tie, all three candidates have been elected as room owners for CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte: They have been appointed, effective ...
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Vote for the new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting new room owners. You've had a week (and a couple of hours) for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: emanresu A chat ...
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Nominations for new TNB Room Owners

In response to the increase in off-topic discussion in TNB, we've decided to appoint more ROs. Here's how we'll be deciding the new room owners: For one week (until 14:00UTC, on the 15th of May 2022),...
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Should we make a room for TNB's off-topic discussions?

The Nineteenth Byte, CGCC's main chat room, is no stranger to silliness. However, especially recently, I've felt there's been a much larger volume of off-topic conversations. In order to prevent ...
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What to do when something offensive in chat is edited into something not offensive before it is seen

I went into a chat room, and someone said something offensive to me. So I flagged it as offensive. Almost immediately, the chat message was edited into something nicer. When the 10k-ers came into the ...
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Should we let Vyxal Bot into TNB when Vyxal is the LYAL

Context: Given that Vyxal is roughly under a month away from being selected for LYAL (at the time of posting, my calculations place it as being 1-2 LYALs away), I figured I'd write this so it can ...
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BMG is slowly dying

Let me put it simply: BMG, which was a good idea at first, is dying, to the point that we're not scheduling new ones, we're not hearing about it, we forgot that there was meant to be one on Tuesday, ...
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Chat Event: Learn-a-lang

Advertisement Been pushing off learning that one lang for too long? Maybe it doesn't qualify for LotM status? Then [name pending] is for you! This is perfect for languages which are too popular for ...
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Should we have chat events, and if so, how should we do them?

Chat events recently came up in chat. If we are to have events, it would be a good idea to plan out the following things first: What the events will be about How often they'll be Whether we'll hold ...
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Let's think of a creative name for our chatroom

I'm hoping we're nearing the end of beta soon, but even if we aren't, our chatroom name is so bland. "Code Golf." Look at all the creative names others have thought up: "Root Access" for Super User "...
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Do we want new challenges auto posted in chat?

Our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte currently has 3 message feeds. For example, when there is a new meta post, it is automatically posted in chat. Do we want to have new questions from the main page be ...
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Feed Filter: A TNB Userscript

Inspired by a conversation about annoying quirks with the chat feeds (such as New Main Posts), Feed Filter is a simple userscript I made to introduce a few features/fixes to the feeds in The ...
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Should new challenges on Codidact be posted into The Nineteenth Byte?

Codidact is a related network of sites to Stack Exchange, created in the aftermath of behaviour by Stack Exchange in late 2019, in an effort to create a better Q&A network. One of the sites in ...
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Should we have even even more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte?

4 years ago, we voted on and appointed additional room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. That was the most recent time TNB has had new room owners. Currently, only 2 of the room owners are able to be ...
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Lower the rep required to chat

I suggest we lower the rep required to chat to 1. This way we can help new users understand the site instead of having them "crash and burn" on main with a invalid or non-golfed submission or an ...
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Can we have a Hello, World! feed? [duplicate]

Recently I suggested having a feed in The Nineteenth Byte for new answers to the Hello, World! challenge. It received some support (as you can tell from the stars), but it was suggested that it be ...
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Conclusive opinion on having a Hello, World! feed

This question asks about the possibility of adding a feed to The Nineteenth Byte that posts new answers to the Hello, World! thread - a typical place for people to first introduce their new ...
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Do we want XKCD autposted in chat?

El'endia Starman, a moderator, but not a PPCG moderator, has recently added an XKCD RSS feed to our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte, apparently based on the suggestion of one other user. I am vehemently ...
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Can't seem to star a chat message

I wanted to star a chat message: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/14090701#14090701 Is this reputation based? At the time of this question I had 261 reputation. Or is it the fact that ...
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Why can't I chat, even though having 20 reputations?

I already have 20 reputations (which is the points to get chat) but I can't still chat. Why can't I?
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Should we replace The Nineteenth Byte's feeds?

The Nineteenth Byte, our main chat room, has some feeds. These post new challenges, meta questions, sandboxes posts, and some other assorted things. Unfortunately, they're kinda slow. New Main Posts ...
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The SE chat feed bot seems to be unwell

The SE Chat Bot seems to be unwell. This includes Sandbox Feeds and Meta Feeds. Neither of these posts were deleted at the time of posting. Does anyone know what's causing this behaviour?
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Introducing OldSandboxPosts

My name is OldSandboxPosts and I am a chatbot written by caird coinheringaahing and hosted by Redwolf Programs. My source code can be found here. Every day, at 1:00am UTC time, I log onto Stack ...
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Welcome The Nineteenth Byte's newest room owners!

The votes are in, and the following four members of our community have been elected as room owners of CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte. They have been instated effective immediately. ...
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Vote for your new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting four new room owners. You've had a week for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: Adám chat profile | main profile | ...
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New Room Owners for TNB - Nominations Phase

Nomination phase is over. You can vote here until UTC midnight on Tuesday, April 20th By community consensus, we will be having more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. We will be selecting new room ...
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Is it OK to promote my own posts in chat?

Occasionally I see other users posting links to their own answers or challenges in The Nineteenth Byte. Is this OK? Can I promote my own posts as well?
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Chat Suspensions for Swearing

I just got 2 back-to-back 30-minute suspensions for "inappropriate content" for using the F-word. I usually don't use that word that often but for whatever reason people felt the need to bad me for it....
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What happened to my chat room?

Some time ago, I created a chatroom for the Reflections language. Now, I can't find it, and if I click the link on the Reflections page, it's not found. Has it been deleted? Why?
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Are bots allowed in The Nineteenth Byte?

People seem to know that active chat bots are prohibited in TNB, but I don't see that written anywhere. Is this indeed so? And if so, are pure listening bots that never speak also prohibited? These ...
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Why is chat called "The Nineteenth Byte"? [duplicate]

Why is the main chatroom for Programming Puzzles & Code Golf called "The Nineteenth Byte"? Where did the name come from? Is it a reference to something?
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chat suspension? [closed]

I could not figure out how to change my keyboard layout from Workman (which I have been trying to learning) back to QWERTY. Google found no results for my query (it usually automatically corrects ...
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Very long chat suspension for harmless joke [duplicate]

As usual, I was going about my day, occasionally stopping by SE chat. I replied to this message by @cairdcoinheringaahing ("I really need to stop clicking on every link that is posted") with this ...
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Would a golfing tips chat room be a good idea?

Lately I've been trying to get into Haskell golfing. And its been great fun. However I have found myself asking a lot of questions into The Nineteenth Byte (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). I've also seen people ...
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We've written a new Chatiquette, and we want your feedback!

Update: the new Chatiquette has been instated. We are still interested in hearing feedback, so feel free to continue to give feedback here. As previously noted, the current Chatiquette for The ...
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Chat account suspended?

My chat account has just been suspended for 30 days. I have not had any lasting suspensions over 30 minutes in the past month. There was completely no warning about it. I do not think I posted ...
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Question about mod action taken

Message that got me suspended... If you watch the video it is a clean funny video by Studio C and Studio C's goal is "to produce clean, family-oriented comedy for a national audience". I do not ...