Our trash room, The Garbage Disposal, is still parented to https://languagedesign.stackexchange.com, not https://langdev.stackexchange.com. As @Catija said in chat:

it's parented to a site that doesn't exist any more, so we can't reparent it to the current site name.

  • $\begingroup$ Why not chuck the Garbage Disposal into a bigger garbage disposal and make a new room with the current domain? $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ That's certainly an option, @user and it would likely be faster and easier. It kinda depends on how many messages would need to be moved. If y'all go that route and need my help, let me know. $\endgroup$
    – Catija
    Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ If moving messages would be required, that's probably not a great option. Every single one would have that little arrow next to it $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ While that's true, it's also a trash can, right? So do you actually care that much, @RydwolfPrograms? $\endgroup$
    – Catija
    Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ Either way, wouldn't it still be a bug that Lyxal managed to lock himself out? $\endgroup$
    – Bbrk24
    Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Catija Ah, I misread which room we were talking about $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 19:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Bbrk24 it depends. If I understand what you mean by locked out, I'm leaning towards not. Assuming my memory is correct, the system restricts reparenting chat rooms to require the person is a mod on the current parent site. Despite what Area 51 says, lyxal isn't a mod on that site (and neither am I, for that matter). So it's probably working correctly, in the most base sense of correct. $\endgroup$
    – Catija
    Commented Aug 11, 2023 at 0:29

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The old room has been renamed to make it clear that it's no longer to be used.

All messages in the old room have been moved to a new room parented properly.

The new room has all the room owners of the old room added.

New room: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/147825/the-garbage-disposal


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