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Vote up this answer if you think the instrument of moving a comment thread to chat should be used along the lines of Todd Trimble's comment -- i.e. only if a discussion in comments goes off-topic or becomes contentious. (Vote down if you don't think so, and leave alone if you don't care.)


This is just a comment that may be a bit too long for the comment section: Does your idea include video chat and the like? In the quantum information community, we have Q+ Hangouts that hosts realtime online seminars. At each hangout event, a speaker gives a talk via Google Hangouts (... I think they're doing it this way), and the audience can participate (...


MathJax in chat You can find some information on MathJax in chat in the following posts from Mathematics meta: Should chat have TeX support? You can find in an answer a bookmarklet which you can add to your browser and then you can render MathJax in chat: (There are also a few more userscripts in other ...


It seems like I was too optimistic in my other meta post and open civilized discussion turns out pretty hard to maintain for almost any side. Yes, we do have different opinions on sensitive issues, will state them openly when we find it appropriate, and, most likely, will stick to them even after the conversation is over. However the main objective of a ...


That room was deleted, since it contained less than 15 messages, see this FAQ. I used my chat superpowers to undelete it, although it is bizarre that this happens for rooms created from comments. I've added two messages, so that this won't happen again. There seems to be a feature request to make this not happen, but apparently it is a sufficiently rare ...


I am not a moderator, nor was I around when you were in the room, but maybe let's start with the very first thing you said when you entered the room: @DylanWilson "Like seriously, some people were putting forth arguments for a biological basis for racism and sexism. What the actual f-?" There is a biological basis for racism and sexism. (Just to ...


Since I posted my answer, the OP has clarified in a comment that the intended question was about the rooms shown in the sidebar. So what I originally posted was actually an answer to a different question. Therefore I have expanded the answer a bit to describe various ways how to access chat. Of course, one can simply access chat by using the url https://...


Some friends and I wanted a chat room based on geometry and QFT (and also whenever topology, representation theory, ... comes in). I've gone ahead and created it: If you're interested, feel free to stop by!


User script ChatJax++ (which requires SOUP, a collection of useful fixes for the SE platform) has been working well for me. Both user scripts have been developed by Ilmari Karonen.


No, there should not be one. Science Fiction and Fantasy stackexchange has a chat style with a starred sky pattern in the background. The stars show up even as the background of chatter text. I don't like text on a non-uniform background, and believe it should appear only in tabloid newspapers. I hope I'm not the only typographical purist among ...


I would like to see a chatroom that deals with group theory and group theoretic approaches to geometry. I know that geometry isn't a really fashionable subject right now, but I would like to talk to people who are interested in it.


I want to start chat room/reading room for differential geometry as in first two chapters of Kobayashi and Nomizu. Stacks as in Angelo Vistoli’s notes (also available on arXiv). Is there any one interested for the same?


I think that adding a list of past chatrooms which are now frozen but have been active at least for some time might be a useful addition to this question. If somebody considers creating a new chat room, looking at an older room with similar topic might help to see how much interest was in discussing that particular area in chat at that time. And ...

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