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    Why not just pop into chat and ask one of the mod team?
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    May 24, 2016 at 18:05
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    Or of course more generally 'people who are about'
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    May 24, 2016 at 18:07
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    BTW, any specific question(s) as a prompt for asking?
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    May 24, 2016 at 18:16
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    we typically handle this in chat room.
    – percusse
    May 25, 2016 at 8:16
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    I'm not sure that such a question is needed here. There are plenty of experienced users in the chat almost all the time, and for the number of questions of this sort we get on meta, it's not likely to be a problem to just continue with individual posts as they arise.
    – Alan Munn
    May 25, 2016 at 20:26
  • isnt this better than chat-room? this has benefits of chat-room and some advantages. e.g. in this way not only Present users (of chat) can help, also others can help; just now in some parts of the planet is midnight.
    – user 1
    May 26, 2016 at 6:19
  • @user1 We have relatively few questions that I'm aware of that need 'help to reopen', so to-date one-off meta questions/chat requests seem to have worked. Certainly things can be missed in chat and for more complex cases a meta thread is useful, but I'm not seeing why each can't be handled on its own merits.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    May 26, 2016 at 7:29


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