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Cheer up! You're not the target of a rude joke in chat. Or, you're not the only target of a joke in chat. The trick lies in the source of the original comment: Just stopping by to say [this user](https://math.stackexchange.com/users/current) is awesome. Great to have folks like this around. Note that it links to https://math.stackexchange.com/users/...


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For my part I will say the following. I don't really regret making those chat comments. I mean, I am not willing to apologize for them at the moment. But I do concede that I'm not at all proud of making them. The others have analyzed my state of mind while making those comments reasonably accurately. The one addition I will make is that: I didn't want to ...


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Areas of mathematics Let us list here rooms which serve for discussions related to a specific area of mathematics. Basic Mathematics is meant for all basic mathematical discussion, including basic logical reasoning, simple properties about natural/rational/real/complex numbers, induction/recursion, elementary combinatorics, synthetic geometry, ... Calculus ...


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In my opinion, the best way to advertise the chat (and specific chat rooms) is using them. If a user comes to chat and sees the chatrooms associated with math.SE, they might have a peek in some of them. It is more likely that they enter a room where there was some recent activity. If they find out that chat can be useful and/or entertaining, maybe they will ...


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Often messages to moderators are private in nature, and as such, best handled using flags which only the moderators can see. Furthermore, chatrooms often get populated with less directed conversation; they are for chatting, after all. Flags, meta posts, and, to a lesser degree, the main math chatroom are already watched by moderators. For those mods that sit ...


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This appears to be just the way things work. The "parent user" of your chat account is your physics.SE account, and you are currently suspended from physics.SE. Because of this conflagration, this means that you are also banned from chat: all chatrooms hosted by the chat server.1 Had it been your math.SE account that was suspended, then you'd be able to ...


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It is absolutely not the position of the moderators to condone abusive behavior in chat. Chat is less formal than the main site, so there is, in practice, a bit more room for heated discussion there (much like on meta). Still, everything must remain reasonably civil. That being said, I do not agree that these comments are unfair or abusive. The users are ...


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I think amWhy's and Isa's comments above point out THE major problem with this for new users: a user needs 20 reputation to participate in chat, and most users who would benefit from talking to someone in a Welcome to MathSE chatroom don't have that much, are usually not asking the sorts of questions that will get them that crumb of reputation. Furthermore, ...


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Yes, that's perfectly fine. Since you have more than 100 rep points you can even create a chat room for your discussion, if you're afraid of filling up the space of the main chatroom. To quote the help center: When should I visit chat? for real time collaboration to meet the fellow members of your community in a more social environment for ...


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You can ask a question on chat, but let people know that the question is also on the main site, and try to follow the chat suggested rules, especially 2, 3, and 4.


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There is ChatJax++ now, a user script that enables MathJax in SE chat in a smart way, i.e. it requires no user interaction and renders new messages automatically.


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There is a list of domains which might be necessary when browsing or participating Stack Exchange on Meta Stack Exchange. Perhaps you're missing ajax.googleapis.com or cdnjs.cloudflare.com? I have uBlock Origin installed, and AFAIK it tells you all domains which are being used for a page. For chat, it's the following list: stackexchange.com chat....


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TL;DR: The reason for this policy about comments is that the StackExchange network was designed to be a Wikipedia-style, easily referenced Q&A database. On the other hand, this is nothing like what mathSE has actually become. StackExchange is intended as a Q&A network. Among other things, this means that the most important questions are those that ...


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Perhaps against my better judgement, I've opened up the Math Mods' Office, with description somewhat plagiarised researched from Ask a Super User Moderator: For informal chat with the site moderators about moderation, spam, troublesome users and other issues you need ♦ input on. Needless to say, civil discourse will be a requirement for the chatroom to ...


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Presently, I feel fairly hesitant about becoming active in such a chatroom.1 It's one thing if the room becomes productive. In that case it's all roses, as far as I can tell, and it would be a place that I would frequent. But IM(ns)HO there's also chance of it devolving into a stream of "Y U DEKLIN MY FALG?!?!?" questions, or math.SE's version of In Praise ...


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General discussion rooms Mathematics − The main chat-room for Mathematics SE, for both general discussion & math questions alike. Just ask. Also keep in mind: Main Chatroom Guidelines. Math Meta − The main chat-room for Mathematics Meta stuff. Basically whatever you want to discuss on Math Meta or about Math Meta is on-topic here. For specific areas ...


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You were not suspended for a single comment but for a pattern of behavior over an extended period of time. The comments in chat are not simply an attack on you, they raise legitimate questions based on observed facts. It is admissible, even desirable, that users that observe unusual voting patterns report them. Many cases of cheating were caught in this ...


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My solution: As @Glorfindel suggested, I added all the following domains to the PAC list. ajax.googleapis.com cloudflare.net googleusercontent.com gravatar.com imgur.com sstatic.net stackexchange.com chat.stackexchange.com After doing so I can visit chatrooms. Therefore a promising solution is to add all domains he mentioned to the list for VPN permission.


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For those of us who struggle to get ChatJax running on an iPad, you need to fake it into a bookmarklet that you can copy and paste into the Safari URL line, then save as a bookmark. Make an .html file on your desktop that you will save, put in Dropbox, and open with Safari on your iPad. That .html file should have a textbox in it that you can copy here (go ...


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I fixed it for you, it requires a moderator to force-refresh your chat profile. (Note: deleting would not have worked. The unsuspension is pinged over to chat when it happens, IIRC, and if you deleted your Physics while your parent was Physics, it would be even harder to switch it over.)


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I don't really relish being the bearer of bad news, but here's a recent answer by Shog9 on Meta Stack Exchange: This request was discussed by the team on April 9th, 2014. The potential rendering cost would be such that it would need to be a per-room and per-user option; this would then create a situation where users would potentially never be sure how ...


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When you go to create a chat room, the parent site of the room to be created is defaulted to the parent site of your chat user. This can be found (and changed) in your chat user profile: (Note that it may take a bit of time for this change to filter through the system.) Note, too, that in the dialogue box to create a chat room you are also able to choose a ...


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Done. Long comment exchanges (>20 comments) raise an automated flag that moderators then tend to. I am not familiar with the details of how soon such flags are raised. In this case I didn't wait for the flag and just did it. It is something like 2 mouse-clicks for a diamond bearer. Creating a chatroom is better than deleting the comments in the sense that ...


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Would it help to have here on meta some list of specialized chat rooms? (In order to make more users aware of existence of those rooms.) I am not sure if it would help, but it can hardly hurt. One might create a faq for it. Something like: "What are the chat rooms of the site?" It could contain a list with short descriptions, maybe structured a bit over ...


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Math Mods' Office is a room which has a specific purpose and is intended mainly to things where the input of moderators might be relevant. Creating this room was announced in this answer and the room description is For informal chat with the site moderators about moderation, spam, troublesome users and other issues you need ♦ input on.


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To quote the Code of Conduct (emphasis mine), We commit to enforcing and improving the Code of Conduct. It applies to everyone using Meta Stack Exchange and the Stack Exchange network, including our team, moderators, and anyone posting to Q&A sites or chat rooms. The code of conduct is clearly intended to be enforced in chat rooms. I would agree that, ...


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Most of us have experienced a time when someone asked a question during class or a talk, then followed up with a further question, then another, until the speaker has to ask them to discuss the issue personally after the talk or during office hours, for the sake of moving on. This is a very similar situation to what is envisioned by extended discussion. ...


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