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The chat tag is used for questions specific to the chat rooms associated with EL&U, which can be found on chat.stackexchange.com.

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Bug in the ELU chat room

For the last couple of days, I've been experiencing a bug in the ELU chat room using Google Chrome. Would you please fix this bug? it's very annoying The bug is : From time to time, when I was ...
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How can I view the content of deleted chat rooms that are linked to in moderator comments?

According to Monica Cellio's Meta SE answer to Is chat room transcript link permanent? (from November 2017): rooms with little activity are auto-deleted, meaning that only users with high rep (10k ...
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Has the policy on “excessive commenting” changed?

In most StackExchange sites, if an item seems to have attracted too many comments, those comments are moved to chat. (I have my own opinions about this practice, but in any event, that's the practice....
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Wrong emblem appearing in chat

When I appear in chat, my icon is currently showing as a pink diagram, instead of my normal green. Can this be rectified as as soon as possible, please. Does anyone know why this is happening? Here's ...
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Why do I dislike Chat so much?

Because chat is the place where members can sneer behind your back. Chat is the place where members can take delight in telling others that someone (me) is looking to pick a fight. Because chat is ...
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How do I invite a user to chat and mentioning user?

I had thought to chat with a specific user, but I don't see any way to invite anyone to chat, and I am wondering if using the @username formulation will cause a notification to appear in a user's ...
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Chat: etiquette?

I've been asking a series of questions about chat because, even though I've been there a few times, it takes some getting used to and I'm just trying to clarify things. So what's up with behavior and ...
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Chat: What is a Room Owner?

I've been a room owner of various chat rooms: chat rooms I created myself, and now, the ELU main chat. But what IS a room owner? What can a room owner do, what can't they do, what should they do? ...
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Chat: what is it good for?

Now that I know how to get to chat and use all the features (the buttons and edits and links and stuff), what am I supposed to do with it? What is the best use of chat vs when should you post or ...
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Chat: how do I use it right?

Now that I've figured out how to get to chat, I see that there's kind of a lot there. I see all sorts of weird things there. Before I ask about what's appropriate behavior, I'd like to know just how ...
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Chat: How do I get to it?

I keep seeing people say in comments 'let's take this to chat' or 'this would be better in chat' But I don't know how to get to there. I've looked all over the FAQ and it mentions chat ...
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Chat-room one-boxing for Etymonline and The Free Dictionary

The chat room can one-box lots of things, like wikipedia links and youtube videos and Google ngrams, making nice neat messages. In ELU chat it would be very useful to be able to one-box Etymonline ...
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How can we improve the introduction of new chat users to EL&U chat “culture” and features?

When I recently first visited the English Language and Usage chat room, I arrived with many erroneous expectations. I presumed that the EL&U chat room would center on English language discussion, ...
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Chat hangs while loading

Visiting http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/95/english-language-and-usage hangs at Loading English Language and Usage, Just a second…. This has occurred at least three times in the last few weeks, ...
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I can't log in to chat

I keep getting this error: Your login data seems too old; please log in to any StackExchange site, possibly logging out before. I have cleared my cookies, and logged in and out of EL&U several ...
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Where is the chat?

I don't know if someone asked this (I checked and it seems not so) and I just noticed that the chat button is no longer there. There is this "Blog" button instead with the "new" badge next to it. ...
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What happened to the sidebar's chatroom link?

What happened to the "# People Chatting" box in the sidebar? Meta still has it: but it seems to have disappeared from the main site. Is this a temporary glitch? (I'm aware of the "chat" link in the ...
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Why can't I chat?

I earned the cred, but for some reason when I enter the chat rooms, I receive a ribbon message indicating that I'm not allowed to participate. I'm thinking my English Language & Usage account is ...
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Help regarding logging in to chat.

I can't seem to log into chat, and according to the Login help, it is because my HTTP cookies aren't enabled. Where can I find these cookies and how do I enable them? (Sounds like a stack overflow ...