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The room topic of the ELU chat room has traditionally been something along the lines of "The Incomprehensible Room" or "The off-topic room". Sometimes it changes to something more obscure, like the "some son of god" one. I think the room's title is sufficiently self-explanatory that the topic isn't really needed, and I feel it would be a shame to lose that ...


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Based on my quick survey of a handful of sites, it seems that SO, SF, and SU (the original trilogy of sites) have the same layout, with the "ask" button on the far right. The others that I've looked at: ELU, Cooking, UX, WebApps, Unix, stats, Writers (beta), Linguistics, and Android, all put the Ask button right near the menu items, while Gaming, Sci-Fi, and ...


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Anyone who enters a new space with preconceived notions will be surprised and perhaps disappointed. While I think your suggestion is fine, I don't think it will do much to curb new user shock, because, as Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, "It's always something". For you, it was the bot, and the tagline. Personally, the first time I said "hello" to KitSox ...


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I think you have made some great suggestions. In the javascript room, all new users are greeted by the bot with a message that contains a link to their chat rules page. I believe that our bot could do the same thing, since she's forked from their bot. We don't have a chat rules page, but we could write a blog article or series of articles about our chat ...


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To "improve" edit suggestions, you need the privilege to edit posts, requiring no peer review. For editing questions and answers, the privilege is granted at 2k reputation. But for editing tag wikis, it's different. To approve or reject suggestions from others, 5k is required. To singlehandedly edit tags, or to "improve" suggestions, you need the "trusted ...


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Agreed; that is not a colo[u]r-scheme for the faint-hearted! Changing it to something less anti-social...


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There are a lot of traditions associated with the ELU main chatroom that have evolved over the years. Most of these are all in good fun, but this is the main room that represents our site in the chat system, and it can beneficial to have someone report on these traditions with fresh eyes, as you've done here. As Daniel Snyder is being reminded right now, ...


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