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Math.SE chatrooms: how far off-topic is acceptable?

I think that anything that creates community is good for the community. It strengthens the community to have community activities and discussions, even when they aren't about mathematics. Just like ...
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Let's discuss this in chat ...

The "Let's discuss this in chat..." invitation is a "canned" line that the Stack Exchange software produces automatically when the exchange of comments between two users passes a ...
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List of chatrooms

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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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?

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 (...
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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List of chatrooms

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 ...
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Can the chat be used to discuss opinionated questions

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 ...
Najib Idrissi's user avatar
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What should be the role of *Welcome to MSE*?

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 ...
Mike Pierce's user avatar
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What should I do to chat successfully?

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 ...
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List of chatrooms

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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How to deal with defamations perpetrated through public chat rooms?

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 ...
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Retroactively moving comments to chat, when they are no longer relevant, due to edit

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 ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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What should I do to chat successfully?

My solution: As @Glorfindel suggested, I added all the following domains to the PAC list. ...
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List of chatrooms

The The Crusade of Answers is a room for discussion and resolution of old, unanswered questions. Sometimes users link to easily-answerable (but unanswered) questions for others, or link to answers ...
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Would list of chat rooms (and chat room suggestions) be useful?

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 ...
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What to do about long discussions in comments? And how to avoid?

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 ...
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Request in chat to downvote a specific answer

Not just to ask for down-votes alone You should not just ask for down-votes. If it is bad enough asking to get it removed with vote to delete or flags would be appropriate. But if an answer is bad but ...
Christopher's user avatar
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Why the chat rooms are created?

Yes, one of the functions of the chatrooms is to allow discussion of problems in a "chatty" fashion that is not appropriate to the Q&A style of main Math.SE. Back and forth discussions often ...
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How do I invite a user to chat?

As the link in quid's answer explains, you can create a new room for you or another user. I will add that it is also possible to invite a user to already existing room. You first need to find this ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Posting question on chat

No, it is in general not okay to do this. The rule of thumb to decide such things is to imagine what would happen if everybody did that. The chat room would be completely swamped. In addition users ...
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List of chatrooms

In the search of a question - this room was created partly to collect feedback on Approach0 search engine and partly to assist with searching on the site in general. The creation of the room was ...
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Contacting a suspended user via meta?

At least often, though not in the specific case due to the network-wide suspension, it can indeed be done via "meta" yet not the per site meta, rather the main Meta: https://meta.stackexchange.com/ ...
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Can the chat be used to discuss opinionated questions

Seems reasonable to me. You could make a separate chat room for a specific topic, if you like. I should point out, the same people who rant and rave about some contentious topic on a main site, ...
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List of chatrooms

In praise of Math.SE site and its users - this room was started as a reaction to discussions on meta saying that congratulatory post are no longer welcome on meta (or at least some part of users does ...
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Why can't I ping myself in chat?

In chat, you can "link" to a previous comment by beginning a comment with the text :[comment id] The [comment id] is a number ...
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Request in chat to downvote a specific answer

This is not really an answer to your questions - but it seems that the discussion veered towards the role of a specific chatroom which is closely related to this. From the comments below it seems ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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How to get moderators' attention to an issue with some chat messages?

NOTE: I am making this a community wiki, if you have some addition or corrections, please do edit my post further. (Especially some input from mods on the things mentioned here is welcome.) If you ...
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List of chatrooms

Reading groups and study groups Let us collect here rooms which are intended to assist a group of users studying specific text or specific topic. Set Theory Study Group - the intention is first to go ...
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User invites several community members to chat separately about same topic

You have suggested to create rules for chat rooms (associated with math.SE) in general. Maybe before starting with formulations of the rules, it could be useful to create some kind of short list (...

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