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Main Chatroom Guidelines

Welcome. Hello friends. My online handle is anon, and I will be your guide. Associated with the Mathematics StackExchange is the main chatroom. I am chatroom co-owner alongside current moderator ...
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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 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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Capitalisation of the l in the move to chat message

Is it possible to capitalise the l in the "let us continue this discussion in chat" message that appears in the comments when a specific chat room is created to avoid lengthy discussion in the ...
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Mathematics Meta chat room

I recently found that this site (meta) has a chat room permanently attached to it: Welcome to chat for: Mathematics Meta This is a general discussion room Nobody posted there for 829 days, but ...
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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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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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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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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?
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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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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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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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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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Self-programmed things such as annoucements to chat -room?

Unix.SE and Math.SE has totally different chats, Unix.SE gets a stream of questions. How can you add this kind of features/bugs to chat rooms?
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LaTeX rendering deferred poorly

The bookmarklet that is used to display MathJax in chat uses the Ajax "complete" event to know when to render the page contents. Recently, it has been noted that new $\LaTeX$ does not get rendered ...
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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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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 chat in Mathematics chat room?

I am not able to write anything on mathematics chat room, what could be the problem. I need help. thanks. I have tried many times but been unsuccessful. Is it possible that someone blocked me or ...
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How can I display LaTex with iPad in Chat?

This is the solution in Desktop here, but I want to do it in iPad. How can I display LaTex in iPad's chat?
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chat profiles no longer show time details

This may apply to more chat rooms, but it applies at least to the Mathematics chat room. In the past when hovering over the "last seen" and "last message" times on someone's chat profile, the precise ...
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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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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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iPad versions of Chat broken

The bugs do not cover main -site, only chat. I use the Apple Wireless Bluetooth -keyboard. iPad Google Chrome (mobile version and desktop version have bugs) page fluctuates up-down-up-...-down and ...
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