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I have a reputation of about 1000 on MSE but I can't comment in CURED chatroom

I was trying to post/comment in CURED chatroom but I was unable to do so because when I entered the CURED Chatroom(https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/2165/cured) , it leaves that I must have atleast ...
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Can we enable MathJax support for MSE chats?

It would be great if the MathJax typed by users in the chat windows loads as proper MathJax should (as in the case of posts, for example). It is not convenient to read MathJax code directly and figure ...
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Would a chatroom for new users be feasible?

Several times some users suggested that it might be useful to have a separate chatroom to help new users. (Directing them to various resources, suggesting how their post(s) can be improved, help with ...
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What should I do to chat successfully?

Due to local firewalls I need VPN to visit stackexchange networks. I've already added all sites with suffix "stackexchange.com" to my VPN list, but chatroom is still inaccessible for me. ...
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(How) Can we make our mobile phone to make a sound when we get pinged in chat?

Sometimes it is more customary to work in chat rooms, and as there are less chances for synchronous conversation we usually ping users. When we are on computer and get pinged, we get a sound like &...
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Contacting a suspended user via meta?

How can a user suspended on this site that is also not allowed to chat communicate with other users on this site ? Can this be done via meta or is there another proper way to do that ? In my case I ...
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Why can't I talk in the Pearl Dive Chat room?

Is Stack Exchange reputation different than regular? I have more than 20 reputation, but I don't seem to be allowed to talk in chat rooms.
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Help with Chat and Question

I am trying to add a user to chat I made because I have a question about his answer he gave a while back to a specific question Problem Here The person's name is the last answer at the bottom. Do you ...
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Launching *Pearl Dive* - a chatroom where excellent questions/answers meet willing sponsors

Announcing the birth of the Pearl Dive – a chatroom dedicated to enhancing the quality of the material on the site, sieving out the pearls from the sand. Caveat: I'm new to creating chatrooms, ...
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Would a PARI GP specific (teaching a bit hopefully) chat be popular?

I'm thinking of opening a PARI GP specific discussion, and teaching (I know a bit) chat room. I've been made aware that chats freeze if left 14 days without activity, and I don't want that to happen ...
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Would it be a good idea to create a Bounty chatroom?

Would it be a good idea to create a chatroom for users to ask for bounties on questions (own or not)? Say OP (user) wants/needs an answer to a question (could be their own or not). But for some ...
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Why is ChatJax not enabled by default? [duplicate]

There is a ChatJax bookmark for rendering LaTeX in chat. Why is it not run by default when math chatrooms are loaded? I find two issues with the current approach: New users are not aware that they ...
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Chat room reputation display mismatch

The screenshot below is taken from a CRUDE message. What does the number 17.4k mean under the commentator? My try: I guess it would be the highest per se reputation. However, his/her main site ...
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How does one see chatroom comments with a particular tag?

This appears to be a new question. I found out recently that one can use tags in chat. They're given by the code [tag:tag-name]. How does one see chatroom ...
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What to do about long discussions in comments? And how to avoid?

For the question Example of non-locally integrable $f$ that $\int_\Omega f\varphi=0$. I had quite a long, but also quite a useful and insightful, conversation with someone in the comments of the OP ...
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What should be the role of *Welcome to MSE*?

When a constant stream of new users come to MSE and repeatedly flout policy, deluge the site with bad questions, write them as PSQs, post images instead of MathJax, then get them serially downvoted, ...
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Why are the user suspension criteria applied for unfair comments on the main site currently not applied for unfair use of public chat rooms?

After my first 7 days suspension on April 2018, I raised HERE some questions related to the proper use of chat rooms to avoid defamatory actions clearly not compatible with the fair harmony of the ...
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How to decide in which math chat room to post a link to my math-related question?

While some sites have only a few chat rooms, this one has quite a few even excluding those that are for single individuals or discussions moved from comments. How can I decide which chat room (if any)...
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Why can't I ping myself in chat?

I'm trying to ping myself in chat but I can't. Is there any way we can add this feature? It would help me organize my thoughts in the chat. Thanks.
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How to store chat history for recall?

I had a very fun interaction today using the math chat to ask an open ended question that I wanted to think more about, but wouldn't be comfortable asking in the normal Q/A (since I think its not ...
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How to get moderators' attention to an issue with some chat messages?

It is possible to flag a message in chat. However, chat flags are handled by users in chat, not by moderators. But occasionally there might be issues with some chat messages in rooms associated with ...
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How to deal with defamations perpetrated through public chat rooms?

I must premise that the present OP, albeit motivated by a personal experience on Mathematical Stack Exchange, aims to solicit an open discussion about an important general issue concerning the common ...
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Help using chat room

May I join an already existing chat room (e.g. the Logic one) and invite another user to talk ? If so, how ? Thanks :-)
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Why the chat rooms are created?

I have reading a book myself; more than 90 % of the book is ok to me; but I have some problems on it. Is it ok to ask my questions in a related chat-room? Because I believe that they are so easy, and ...
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Request in chat to downvote a specific answer

Suppose I see an answer which I find highly inappropriate and misleading (disclaimer: this is not only hypothetical, I have a particular concrete situation in mind). Is it unethical to post this ...
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How could I create a chat-room; and invite a specific user to be there [ofcourse if he, him-self wants]? [duplicate]

I have some problems about two questions; which has been asked and answered by the same user. It is very helpfull, if he gives me some clues to resolve my problems. How should I start a chat with ...
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List of chatrooms

This is a place where we could collect list of chat rooms associated with this site. There are several rooms which have potential to be useful if more users were aware of them or more users visited ...
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Would list of chat rooms (and chat room suggestions) be useful?

To some extent this can be considered as a follow-up of this question: Increasing chat use, pros, cons and the tour. It more-or-less asks how to help in making chat rooms successful. One of possible ...
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Moving a Chatrooom to another site

I am not exactly sure where I should be posing this question, but I suppose I'll try here. I created a chatroom, called "Russell's On Denoting," which I intended for the philosophy stackexchange. But ...
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MathJax in discussion/chat

When one moves comments to a discussion/chat it seems like MathJax won't work. This is unfortunate since it could discourage users to move the discussion to the chat. Note that explanation elsewhere ...
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Can we improve signposting to Chat, for new users?

When I started on this site, although I saw Chat mentioned here and there I wasn't fully aware how to find it and use it. I think there could be better signposting for new users of what advantages ...
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Moved Discussions in Chat don't show all Comments

I noticed that not all comments are taken over to a chat discussion, but only those with whom you were chatting last. Discussions might be interesting with all comments. Can we have a full transcript ...
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How to create a chat room in MSE?

I have seen some of the users have created their chat rooms. I, too, wanted to create my own chat room. So, how can I create, please somebody help me?
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How to start a chat related to a specific question?

I was prompted to "move this discussion to chat" because of taboo extended discussion in comments. But I don't want to do that because I want the comments to stay there. Instead, I want to start the ...
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Posting question on chat

Is it okay to post any asked question link in mathematics chat room to get attention, and get answer soon? I was thinking if I had did some thing wrong by posting in chat room to get answer.
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The Syntax of Chatting

Noob question. Over in the Mathematics.SE chat area, when the equations and terms posted are more complicated than, say, "sqrt(-1)" or " X^y," they are often in a shorthand, which seems like a ...
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How to access the discussion already done in a chatroom again?

Not very long ago I asked this question and regarding that I tried to clear up my confusion of Mauro's answer here. But now I can't access the room. How can I access the room again? Edit: I can ...
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Retroactively moving comments to chat, when they are no longer relevant, due to edit

In a recent question of mine, @Ian and I had a rather lengthy back-and-forth about the meaning of something in my question that was unclear. At the time I deemed it relevant to keep in the comments, ...
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User invites several community members to chat separately about same topic

There is something of a canonical thread Main chatroom etiquette rules about proper use of a chatroom, although a narrow reading might apply it only to the "main" Mathematics chatroom. It doesn't ...
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Can the chat be used to discuss opinionated questions

After reading: Where to have discussions about intuition? It's pretty explicit that the main Q&A site isn't for gathering opinions or general extended discussion about math/math related topics (...
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Chat Title overlaps with Discussion

When you reduce your chat browser window, it starts to look ugly:
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Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to manually move this discussion to chat?

Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? OK, fine, but how can I create a chat room on a question when the automatic "move-to-chat" ...
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Is it good, if I insert my problem on public chat to get more attention?

I've doubt on some questions. I've worked with these with my best, when I'm not satisfied with my solution or if there were any ambiguity. I've tried to edit, set bounty etc., then I've got some ...
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Don't understand principle of "invited to chat"

I have no experience with "chat", but today I got an "invitation", then I entered the chat-room: three members, two of them do not know what they should do there/why they were "invited" ("Why is $\...
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How do I invite a user to chat?

Yesterday, discussion in my question's comment section was getting long so I transferred it to chat and had a long talk with another person. Now, if I want to talk to that user in chat what should I ...
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Increasing chat use, pros, cons and the tour

The non-main chat rooms are seldom used from my observation. I tried to find meta posts in regard to the chat, but none were of a similar type to the following: Should we be trying to increase chat ...
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Chat keeps saying "I must log in" [closed]

I cannot get to the chat, I have cleared my cookies and restarted my browser, I click login, it logs me in but whenever I click the chat page it shows me as not logged in. What should I do?
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Bug in mobile version

Main question I recently answered this question. I subsequently engaged on a huge comment thread which was eventually moved to chat by Daniel Fischer, since it spanned 43 comments. I tried to chat, ...
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Can one delete own comment in chatroom? Can owner of chat-room delete chat-room?

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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Since when does joking in chat result in suspension?

In chat I made a joke after someone said "sorry". I replied with the classic "you better be sorry" and was suspended for 30 minutes. How is this just, when I was merely making a joke. What rules in ...
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