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It looks like someone left our chat room in 'Highlander mode' - There can be only one! (younger members please refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq4SqgxIKM0 for more details).

But seriously I am curious:

  1. Why are you not logged in chat room while browsing SPSE?
  2. In your own words: What is main purpose of chat rooms here?

I found this past initiatives posted by @AlexAngas with no real success :(

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  1. Blocked at work for me... I think it was lumped in with Gaming.SE :/
  2. It should be used for extended discussion.

For example, use chat when...

  • There is a lot of troubleshooting needed to answer a question
  • You want to get a lot of responses (polling, gathering opinions, etc)
  • Just for fun!

That being said.. as a moderator, I'm going to try to stay in chat more.

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In my opinion:
Why do I have do log on to chat rooms seperatly? I know I need some reputation to talk there, there are more chatrooms than SO-portals.

I mean, few days ago I saw a 100 bounty in SO asking about SharePoint. This member also had account in SP. Why not asking there? I guess, it is same reason why noone is in chat.

  • Well programming questions can be asked on StackOverflow... So there is some overlap. – Kit Menke Apr 12 '12 at 13:52

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