2 question about chat-room:
Can one delete own comment in chatroom?
Can owner of chat-room delete chat-room?
Thank you


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The links given by Martin Sleziak answer both questions.

  1. Room owners cannot delete the room. Rooms are frozen automatically after 15 days of inactivity; a frozen room with few messages is subsequently deleted. See How do you delete a room on chat.

  2. A user can delete a chat message only during 2 minutes after it was posted. If there is a good reason for the message to be deleted, the user should either (i) ping a moderator, or (ii) flag for moderator attention. Generally, (i) is preferable to (ii) because flags propagate across all Stack Exchange chat rooms (except those attached to SO and meta.SE) which gives your request a bit more publicity than you wanted. Room owners cannot delete messages, but they can move them to another room. See: Allow owner of message to delete them in chat.

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    $\begingroup$ I see the user that originally posted this answer has deleted their account, obviously because of the outrage that #2 means that if you post a comment in a thread that is subsequently moved to chat against your wishes, you have no recourse to delete your comment like you could have if it had not been moved to chat. $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Aug 12, 2020 at 4:56

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