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Whenever I try to enter chat it tells me, "You must have 20 reputation on The Stack Exchange Network to talk here". The same thing happens if I go into chat from some other Stack Exchange site.

I tried to look through The Stack Exchange Network and I found my profile on Stack Exchange Chat. If I interpret the information there correctly, I do have less than 20 reputation there. So I think I need to earn reputation there. How do you earn reputation on Stack Exchange Chat?

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  • $\begingroup$ which chatroom are you trying to enter? $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 18 '13 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/36/mathematics. However this is not the only chat room I can't talk in. I can't talk in any of the chat rooms. $\endgroup$ – Alraxite May 18 '13 at 9:57
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    $\begingroup$ There is something weird going on with your chat account. We are looking into it. $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 18 '13 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ The best guess is that things got messed up in a recent merge. We are waiting for the SE team to look at it. $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 18 '13 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ I had the same problems. What I did was I went to my chat account and clicked change, which is a link to the right of "Parent user". Here you type in "Mathematics", or some other site where you have at least 20 rep. $\endgroup$ – Karl Kronenfeld May 18 '13 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ @user1 I went there, but I couldn't find the 'change' link that you were referring to. $\endgroup$ – Alraxite May 19 '13 at 0:56
  • $\begingroup$ @user1: that is the problem, there is no option to change the parent user. The community team is looking into this. Either the CT or a dev needs to tweak something. $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 20 '13 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Alraxite: I am sorry this it taking a long time. We are still working on this. $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 20 '13 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn Oh, it's alright. $\endgroup$ – Alraxite May 22 '13 at 7:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Alraxite: one of the community team (Grace Note) has fixed up your account. You should be able to chat again! $\endgroup$ – robjohn May 22 '13 at 15:23
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Evidently, something happened when an account was deleted; the chat account was still referencing a non-existent physics account. That has been fixed by the community team, and you should be able to chat again.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you to you and Grace Note! $\endgroup$ – Alraxite May 24 '13 at 8:08

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