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I think I'm the target of a rude joke in chat

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: ...
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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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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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Increasing chat use, pros, cons and the tour

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 ...
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Should we have "messages for moderators" chatroom?

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; ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it good, if I insert my problem on public chat to get more attention?

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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Should we have "messages for moderators" chatroom?

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 ...
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Should chat have TeX support?

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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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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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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Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.

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 ...
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Should we have "messages for moderators" chatroom?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Creating chat rooms automatically associates them with another SE site

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 ...
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Should chat have TeX support?

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 ...
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Why is there no support for MathJax in chat?

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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How do I invite a user to chat?

It is possible to invite a user that has a chat-profile to a chat. For details on how to do that see How do I contact other users? It appears though that you already are in a room with the user you ...
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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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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 ...
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