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Chat: etiquette?

Etiquette means the rules or norms (written or unwritten) of polite behavior within a social group. There are three significant sources of Stack Exchange chat etiquette, listed in order of highest ...
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Why do I dislike Chat so much?

I understand why you were upset and I don't want you to feel discouraged from coming to chat. I think it was a series of misunderstandings that happened after you and others had some back-and-forth ...
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Chat: what is it good for?

What is the best use of chat vs when should you post or comment? A rule of thumb (which I just made up) is, if what you have to say is oriented toward the site -- for example, you're pointing out a ...
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What is the recourse when mods delete comments without notice?

You have no "recourse" to moderators doing their job and deleting a comment "without notice". That simply is not how the Stack Exchange works. Although I was not the moderator who ...
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Comments were moved to chat room, chat room was removed?

I appreciate the OP's bewilderment, I do. A similar thing happened to me some years ago: I had posted a question which attracted a fair number of comments, the comments were nearly all on-topic and I ...
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Comments were moved to chat room, chat room was removed?

The chat room was deleted automatically for lack of activity. I'm a little surprised that that happens. It's been undeleted, since that's possible, but there's no guarantee it won't disappear again. ...
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Chat: What is a Room Owner?

There's a post on main Meta about this, from Community Manager bluefeet. I've copied it pretty much verbatim below, as it seems to answer your questions about what a room owner can/can't/should do. ...
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Chat: How do I get to it?

You're right to want to come to chat. It's a wonderful place where lots of great and constructive discussion happens. To find your way to chat you'll have to look at the top of the site, to the left ...
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Why do I dislike Chat so much?

In the name of solidarity, I present the reasons Dan Dislikes Chat: Chat is, effectively, unusable from a phone, my preferred and most frequent interface to SE. I talk too fast and Chat doesn't talk ...
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Chat: how do I use it right?

Editing Messages As you note in your question, it is possible to edit your messages, within a 2 minute window of posting them. There are two method's for editing. The easiest is to push the up ...
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Has the policy on "excessive commenting" changed?

Since comments are ephemeral, I'm moving Dan Bron's to this answer. ;) I don’t think there’s a policy that overly-long comments must be moved to chat. That’s one option for what to do with them, ...
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How do I invite a user to chat and mentioning user?

If you create a chat room you can invite a user to it. The limitation is that the user has to have used chat before, in order that they have a chat user to invite. First of all you have to find the ...
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How can I view the content of deleted chat rooms that are linked to in moderator comments?

Edit: Looks like this bug was fixed. If you have 10,000 reputation network-wide you will be able to see the now-deleted chatroom. Original answer: While tchrist is right about HTTP/HTTPS, there is ...
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How can I view the content of deleted chat rooms that are linked to in moderator comments?

The problem is that your credentials are associated with the https version: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/45517/discussion-on-answer-by-graffito-what-does-dis-sho-am-good-mean-in-this-old-a ...
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