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Chat's etiquette regarding questions

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 ...
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Chat's etiquette regarding questions

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 ...
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How can I close a chat or freeze it?

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 ...
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How to access the chat from the main page?

You can use the dropdown to see the rooms and the main chatroom is available there
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Upcoming event "Answer the unanswered"

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, ...
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Chat's etiquette regarding questions

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 ...
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How to access the chat from the main page?

Scroll the main page all the way down,
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Can one turn comments into a chat retroactively?

Moderators can move all the comments to chat (and that has promptly been done in this case), but it can only be done once for each question.
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How to access the chat from the main page?

The icon on the farest right opens a drop down menu. There is a link to the chat
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Reputation stats not showing correctly in chat

The chat system is network wide, rather than being site-specific. As such, the reputation you see in chat is the overall value for all network sites.
Joseph Wright's user avatar
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Why can I not log into the chat room?

The problem was apparently a known transient issue and has been resolved.
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How to access the chat from the main page?

If you go to https://tex.stackexchange.com/ (click on the large red "TEX" at the top of every page) there is a link at the left hand side: Or bookmark the chat :)
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