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Results (so far) The key number is in the bottom right corner: 47 messages so far. That number does not include deleted messages of which we've seen a few: Someone just stopped by to say "hi". Someone thought it was a place to petition for information about Area 51 proposals. (This seems to be a misunderstanding of the word "prayer" in English.) Someone ...


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I just created it. Affable Geek Memorial


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Well then that settles it. This suggestion got +10 +11 upvotes and I haven't heard a peep to the contrary, so consider it done. For your chatting pleasure I present: Apologetics 'n Paraphernalia From now on that room should be the go-to place if you've got a long running debate that includes apologetics and/or polemics or you're trying to convince somebody ...


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This has been completed and it will be deployed in the next build.


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Chat and meta serve quite different purposes and as with different tools you can sometimes use them for something that they aren't quite designed for, but it will do the trick anyways. Generally we use chat for discussion, it provides an outlet that is not present in the stricter context of the main site and only slightly looser context of meta. So it ...


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Here's why I like it Any prayers or praises to our Holy God are permanently in His mind. Within this room they can now be in ours. We cannot easily forget when it can clearly be read. Sometimes what I am praying for means more to me when I write it out. Seeing my own words to God over and over, and examining them multiple times helps me realize that God ...


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I wouldn't worry about it. You can simply ignore that person's contribution to the chat room and move on.


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Chat rooms are treated rather differently from posts on the main site. There is no particular requirement that conversations stay on-topic and there isn't any expectation that the transcript be cleaned up. Only common consensus in the room at the time determines what is being talked about. That being said there are some ground rules and things you can do if ...


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Talking in chat requires at least 20 reputation points, but you are at 67 so that shouldn't be the issue. All that remains, I think, is to be logged in and on the right page. The chat service is actually on a different set of servers and requires a login separate from (but linked to) your SE site user account. The page you are looking at may be one of two ...


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This could easily be solved by aligning the background to the right so that you can reasonably predict where the text will fall on top of it: #input-area { background-position: top right; }


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Here's why I don't like it (or more accurately what I fear about how it may be used) Someone may post a prayer asking God to violate His own nature. I'm talking about blasphemy. I would hate it entirely if this room were used for such wickedness. New users with barely 20 rep or users from other sites may ignore the room's purpose and post inappropriate ...


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I agree the color is a bit strong, especially if you type a lot of messages at once. We'll tune it down some, to #f4e8cd. The change should be live within the next couple of hours.


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I have the opposite issue (I'm assuming screen size comes into play here)


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If you post a link to the question or answer you want to talk about (using the link from the "share" link under each post) on a line by itself in chat it will one-box to a nice link to it, then you can say whatever you'd like to in relation to that. The main chat room is fine for most topics, but if an extensive ongoing theological discussion gets going ...


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The user in question already has their own dedicated chat room. But I guess he wants to do more than talking to themselves. Unless people engage him I think he'll keep posting in the main room. So I doubt this idea would help much.


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I like the idea, but I believe that a room for just one thing will eventually lead to the need for a room for another thing ... and another thing. Then after a year or two we might have a bunch of rooms for all kinds of stuff that is all really in the same vein. There's the Upper Room. Then there's "other". Users over 2K rep can create their own rooms if ...


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