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Yes, your suspension on Physics included a network-wide suspension from chat for 270 days.


We get those because Stack Overflow Blog is one of our feeds. Since that is the official Stack Exchange blog, we have it as a feed so that we can quickly see any SE updates. The blog also happens to have a lot of material geared toward Stack Overflow specifically, but we can't tailor which posts we get from the feed except by deleting them from the chat room ...


Well, I didn't receive a reply to my email to the webmaster of XKCD, but the cartoon now posts like it used to, so one way or another it has been handled. I choose to assume that the webmaster and Randall Munroe talked it over, clicked the link in the email to The Pod Bay, read the thread for a while and agreed that it is a charming place and they are ...


If, as you put it, there would be a natural synergy between the two places, then absolutely, go for it. Stack Exchange network officially declares chat as the "third place": The third place is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. ...


Chat has limited search functionality, but it is possible to search for text written by user X in room Y. Here is an example: but you can tweak the exact search text in the form at the top of the page.


No, that's not so. I've been bitten once again by the "Matt Damon bug". If you paste the naked url you get the full thing. If it's embedded with other text, you don't. That's all. End of story, nothing to see here, etc. Test in the Pod Bay verifies this answer:


Spaceflight101 - Space Flight News and Updates Example feed: China ready to Launch its first Lunar Lander & Rover on Sunday China is ready to launch its first Lunar Lander & Rover, one of the most ambitious space missions conducted by China. After successfully putting the Chang'e 1 and Chang'e 2 spacecraft into ...


As pointed out in @JonEricson's comment, this is how it is meant to work, and so in their infinite wisdom the OP was correct in not including the bug tag. When you paste a bare url, apparently it is ayor. If there is a picture of Matt Damon associated with it, we'll have to see him again. Most of the time this won't happen; paste a bare link to most news ...

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