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I believe to express a general feeling by saying: Welcome to TeX.SX, Psmith! :)


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It's OK to ask on chat but you should not expect an answer (although you may get one anyway). The Q&A site is designed for asynchronous help, you ask a question and it stays visible and can be answered by anyone at any time that they feel convenient. If you ask in chat then although the archives are available, the default site mechanics will mean that ...


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The formal way to invite someone to a user-specific chat room is done in the following way: Find the user in list of Stack Exchange chat-users: Note that while you may have a (parent) TeX.SE user account, a chat account is a subsidiary account, since only certain people are allowed to participate (minimum 20 reputation). Expand the chat user profile by ...


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You join chat just by visiting the chat room page, so a comment such as I think it's best to discuss this on chat. Care to join me on http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/41/tex-latex-and-friends ? is sufficient. You can copy and paste a comment thread into chat to make discussion easier. As regular users, I don't think we can migrate comment threads ...


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What changed is that we started using imgur thumbnails by default in chat; so when you link to http://i.stack.imgur.com/iSQFI.png, we display http://i.stack.imgur.com/iSQFIm.png, but link to the original: <a rel="nofollow" href="//i.stack.imgur.com/DmZBd.png"> <img src="//i.stack.imgur.com/DmZBdm.png" class="user-image" alt="user image"> <...


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Ref: Add the ability to reply to a chat message directly from the transcript on Meta Stack Overflow. On the transcript page (where the notification link takes you), open the message menu (by clicking the downward arrow that appears to the left of the message when you hover over it) and click "reply to this message": (your menu will have slightly less ...


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It's the sum of your reputation on all SE sites. If you would like to check your profile for that, click on the "Accounts" tab to see the numbers. You are registered on 12 SE sites, and you got 100 on each site for connecting the accounts.


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From the Chat FAQ: Will these rooms exist forever? Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users. Rooms not worth retaining which are inactive for 7 days will be deleted. Rooms worth retaining ...


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You're should feel free to use the platform the way you choose, whether it's for chatting about ducks, or whether it's asking questions. Those who are here to help will do exactly that. Others might be inclined to request you ask it on the main site (perhaps with the intention of answering it and receiving the accompanying reward). I've often been able to ...


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From the Chat FAQ: Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users. Rooms not worth retaining which are inactive for 7 days will be deleted. Rooms worth retaining which are inactive for 14 days will be ...


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The limit is 500 characters. When the message length is > 500, the following behaviour is triggered: Unless we reduce the length until <= 500, we won't be able to post it. It seems that if we add a line break to our message, that is, pressing Shift + Enter to move the cursor to the next line, we can "bypass" the 500-char limit: The shortcoming of ...


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As Stefan already stated it is the sum of your reputation of all SE sites. Note that you have a general chat account which is not just for the TeX chat room, but for all SE chat rooms. However, your main site account (which is TeX.SE for you) is registered there as parent account. Because the chat account is for all sites, the total sum of all accounts is ...


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You can use the dropdown to see the rooms and the main chatroom is available there


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Not quite proportionally, but it does indeed depend on how many lines the message(s) use and thus how much space is available for the user's "signature" on the left. See this answer of mine on Meta.SO for some more information.


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The main topic in the main chat room for TeX.SX is the same as the site's topic but other things are discussed to (such as sports and cats). Often there are discussion about TeX problems and things happening on the site. Just drop by the , and have a look. You do not have to say anything. Also note that you can make your own chat rooms, e.g. for other ...


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If the other discussions are about ducks or food, please interfere! You'll make David happy! However, I'd do as you described; in chat, it is better to ask: simple things that on the main site would be answered in comments something too specific for your problem and that wouldn't probably interest anyone else things that need some interaction, which is ...


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There was a time when active community members felt the number of unanswered questions was growing too rapidly. Perhaps the community seemed more inclined to focus on a steady stream of new, answerable questions than to worry and/or deal with questions that may be out-of-scope or lack too much detail. The result was a scheduled time when everyone can join ...


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Scroll the main page all the way down,


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Should work now. The merge confused chat, I'm not yet sure why, but your chat account is now repaired.


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We moderators get this notifications already since quite a time. Maybe high-rep users (in total rep) can now vote on them, too. It's a little confusing and a lot more annoying. The reason is, I guess, that the chat is kind of a realm for itself and is not limited to the main sites the particular chat room you are in is linked. You have a own chat Id for ...


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I have found this before as well - difficulty logging into chat, even from the full site from my laptop. The way I circumvent this issue with logging into TeX, LaTeX and Friends is to log into the main Stack Exchange first, and then going to the chat room of your choice. Start out by clicking on the chat link at the bottom of the mobile site: You should ...


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This should now be done: I hope this shows up for you.


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Try to find "clear cache" (I don't know the keyboard shortcut).


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