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Psmith, the friendly TeX bot, at your service

Prologue We love hanging out in our main chatroom. It's a very friendly place, where we talk about virtually everything - even TeX, sometimes! I decided to give it a try and add a few "extra ...
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Regular "Let's deal with unanswered questions" chat meetings?

Joseph Wright suggested in chat that we arrange to meet regularly in chat to discuss unanswered questions. He said: How does this idea sound: we agree a regular (once a month) slot to discuss ...
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Chat's etiquette regarding questions

I am wondering what is the etiquette regarding Te[X/ch]nical questions asked on the main chat room. I have indeed seen people (including myself) posting their questions on the chat and being answered....
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How to invite someone to chat?

I know this question may sound silly, but I haven't been able to find an answer. How the title states, is there a way to invite someone to chat from within a question? I mean, after an undefined ...
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What does the number under my username mean in chat?

As the title says. Here's an image: This is not my reputation.
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Why does the chat room no longer support alpha-channel enabled images?

I don't know whether or not it is a local issue. Feel free to migrate to the global meta if necessary. In my experience in the past, alpha-channel enabled images are displayed correctly in main site,...
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what is the size of a chat room message?

i had to break a message into pieces because it was too long. comment fields here say how many characters are left, but chat messages don't, and i can't find information on their size. (i probably ...
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Discrepancy between chat and main reputation

A recent question - Reputation linkage between main site and meta? - regarding the linkage between reputation on meta and main mentions a discrepancy that is resolved every hour on the meta-side. ...
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Why are we receiving notifications about flags in other chat room?

In the past few days, while visiting our chat room, I've received two notifications about spam/offensive flags in other chat rooms: I am attaching a screen capture of one such notification: ...
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Responding to 'expired' notifications in chat

Quite often I receive a notification of a chat message, even though I thought I had left the chat room. If I haven't logged in for a few hours, then this chat message is not in the main 'page' of ...
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'Write a nice description for a blank tag' marathon

Friends, I'd like to suggest something similar to the 'answer the unanswered' session: a 'write a nice description for a blank tag' marathon (I could not think of a fancy name as cool as the other). ...
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Personal chat room has vanished

For comments on this question, I followed the link suggestion to continue the conversation in chat. Now the conversation has vanished leaving a dead link. Is this normal (i.e. continuing in chat ...
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What is happening in Chat rooms?

I just visited the chat room and it is so complicated. Can anyone explain me what is happening there? Why do I see so many edit buttons and enter buttons? Why isn't this simple like other chats? Is ...
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Upcoming event "Answer the unanswered"

In the right column on the "questions" page there is a box "Upcoming events" with an entry "Answer the unanswered in 5 days". Where do I find more information on what this event is about? Clicking on ...
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Why I can't log in to chat room from mobile while I can in to main site?

I am using mobile to keep in touch with TeX.SX and friends there. While main site offers no problems, I can't enter the chat room. It seems if I use full site option in mobile, it works. But with a ...
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Tex.SX package development

I have noticed that there is an effort to build packages from answers. I would like to do something like that, however I am a noviece, therefore I am looking for someone to assist in the creation. ...
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How can I close a chat or freeze it?

In the Help Center I find a lot of information on how to open a chat, but so far I couldn't find out what to do, when I don't need the chat any more. Do I have to close it somehow or is just leaving ...
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We have a chat room now!

I didn't realize it before, but it seems that we have a chat-room dedicated to us....so an obvious question is.... What should we talk about in the chat room? What is appropriate for that?
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Chat with an expert? [closed]

What is this? The upper small banner appeard twice in the last few days and disappears when clicking not now and can’t be found again. The lower window opens if i click “chat with an expert” and it ...
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How to access the chat from the main page?

I gained recently the "privilege" of talking in chat on TeX.se, but I cannot figure out how can I access to the chat room as there's no indications. I found a very long path by going on all the chats ...
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Can one turn comments into a chat retroactively?

In this question the comments keep piling up. I wish I had started a chat earlier. Now it doesn't seem to be an option.
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TeX & Friends announcements in chat?

I understand that TeX.SE is not the right medium for news, announcements, conference calls, etc., but in the recent days there have been some interesting bits of information that popped up in the chat ...
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Why do we have a link to some bizarre chat room on the main page?

On the main page right now is a link to a chat room: In which the relative merits of Word and LaTeX are discussed. I don't like to see that here. I think that we've stayed fairly civil on the ...
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Reputation stats not showing correctly in chat [duplicate]

The left most screen shows a user's reputation, the middle screen shows my reputation, and the rightmost screen shows the reputation stats displayed in the chat. The numbers seem awfully off - just ...
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I cannot join any chat room after my new account merged with the old one

I have a new account that has been merged with the old one. My reputation is greater than 20. But the chat room still says I must have at least 20 reps to join a room. What is wrong?
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Is the gravatar resized proportionally to the submitted text length in the chat room?

Is the gravatar resized proportionally to the submitted text length in the chat room?
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Please change the association of my chatroom from TeX to Travel SE

I created a chat room to promote the Korean Language Proposal at Area51 here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-discussion-room-commit-stage However during creation it ...
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chat.stackexchange not showing graphics

2012-12-03: Update: The problem below seems to be Mac related, and not connectivity related. On my PC the chat appears ok. So what do I need to reset on the Mac to get this corrected? Anyone else ...