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How can we improve the participation of subject experts and enthusiastic physics students in chat?

I don't use the main site much, but I have been a regular participant on Physics SE's main chat: The h Bar, for the past two years. Lately, I have been noticing a drastic drop in the number of subject ...
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Why did I get chat suspended for a year?

I've been chat banned for a year after having served a 2-day sentence. Can you please point out what I said that was particularly offensive? I don't believe I said anything wrong, at all. (Of course ...
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How to enable Mathjax for chat on the Android mobile browser?

Suppose I am a user of stack exchange chat. And I am on Android mobile. My questions are 1) How do I enable Mathjax In chat. Can I? I am asking as the question asked was answered for computer not for ...
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Chat option on Android app

The app is not showing direct option for chat. I have to open browser to get to chat. When I tap chat option, window comes to open it with app or with browser; when I tap for app, it opens browser.
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Why do I keep getting kicked from chat?

This evening I have been kicked twice from chat, apparently for not acting in "good faith." All I said is that my primary concern is whether my messages will be flagged or not. I don't see what's ...
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Chat does not support LaTeX input

The chat does not show LaTeX, not even in the comments which were moved to chat and had working LaTeX in the comments section.
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Option to upload pictures in mobile chat

I use my mobile to access the site. The chat rooms in mobile view do not have any option to upload pictures. I have to click on Request desktop site to upload pictures everytime. Can this feature be ...
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Should we stop having biweekly chat sessions?

For about five years we've been having chat sessions every two weeks - they started as a way to build up activity in the chat room, but it's also been a nice way to engender a sense of community ...
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Mathjax not working for me in chat

I've been in the chat "h-bar" physics stackexchange chat, and somebody wrote $\frac{1}{2}$ and it comes up for me like those literal characters and not as $\frac{...
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Should discussions on topics which disturb long time users of the chat room be banned?

As some of you might know about the "argument" which took place between me and another long-time user of the hBar about discussion of "JEE related stuff". As far as those discussions are concerned, ...
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Chat and the moderation thereof

After discussion at the biweekly chat session starting here and looking at the answers and comments to this post, the feedback appears to be overwhelmingly negative. As anticipated at the end of the ...
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Agenda for Tuesday's chat session

We have a chat session coming up next Tuesday at 16:00 UTC in the Physics chat room. Recent chats have been a bit amorphous, so if there are any issues you want to raise now is a good time to ...
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How do I access chat?

How do access the chat room to ask a question?
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Choosing the name of the chat room

The name of the chat room was recently changed to the h bar(becue) as a joke because of the multiple posts about food made by the more rapscallionary members of the room. I've seen a few rather terse ...
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Increase in the duration of chat suspension for [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named]

Why was [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named]'s chat suspension sentence increased from 24 hours to 29 days?
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Raising issues with the chat room

Suppose I see a post in the chat room that I think is potentially inflammatory, what is the best way to bring it to a moderator's attention? Flagging seems a near nuclear option, and I've been ...
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Additional chat room owners?

Since the moderators all have lives, we've been thinking about getting some additional eyes on chat in the form of room owners for The h Bar. In most chat rooms, ownership is meant to indicate who ...
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Do we want chat notifications of potentially low-quality posts?

There is a chat bot called Smoke Detector, active on several other SE sites, that automatically checks for potentially low-quality posts and writes chat messages to notify people about them. These ...
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Is it appropriate to tell someone to ask their teacher first?

Physics (PSE) often gets questions from beginner physics students that would easily be answered in person, and are basic physics contained in a text: "How do I calculate the potential 3 cm from a ...
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What is the purpose of limiting certain features for “fear of trolls” when trolls can still ask questions?

Doesn't it make no sense? Why do people say you need 20 points to enter chat to prevent trolls from jumping in? Basically, a troll could just simply ask questions here for infinity and even if you ban ...
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Starting a chat, including existing comments

There are a few features in Stack Exchange that I can never remember how to do. How do I move a discussion that has started in an exchange of comments to a chat, while copying the existing discussion ...
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How do I find the chat room?

I once managed to chat with someone instead of writing a lot of comments because the site proposed that to me. I have a really hard time finding and using the chat on this site. Maybe one could make ...
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When can non-English be used on this site?

Suppose a number of users from Russia, for example, decided to create a room discussing Russian physics and physicists, and they decided to converse in the Russian language. This would unintentionally ...
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Why can't I write messages/comments in chat?

I'm scratching my head over this, but it says I need to be logged in, in order to write messages/comments, although I can access the chat page and read it! Any clues as to why this might be so?
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What is the standard practice to bring back valuable information from the chat?

I just had a discussion on the chat as one user mythealias helped figure out some of my issues related with my question. I feel like there are some valuable information from our back and forth. Should ...
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How can I “manually” move an existing discussion to chat?

I'd like to move an existing discussion, that consists so far of just a few comments, to chat instead of deleting the comments that are off topic to the issue of the question. Can something like ...
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When should we have regular chat sessions?

I'd like to set up a regular series of chat sessions, to allow us to discuss events on the site or in the world of physics, and to boost our community spirit. Or something like that. Anyway, what time ...
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Chat session on merging sites

As you may have heard, Theoretical Physics and Astronomy will shortly be closing, and we are considering absorbing their questions into this site. We will soon be having a chat session (or perhaps ...
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Physics logo is almost invisible on the Site Rooms button in chat

It's hot accent color on accent color action: See it in the top right corner of chat
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Tag cleanup chat session

Recently we've had some efforts to clean up the tags on the site (example), so I've created a chat event to collect any input that the community - that's you - may want to offer. It's scheduled for ...
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Opt-in to be always pingable to answer questions

Original idea: List of users with specialities who are willing to be pinged--should we do this? This is a place where users can opt in to be pinged by other users regardless of their chat status. ...
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Chat Event: News and Discussion

In recent days, we've had a bunch of new (and not-so-new) users making great contributions to the site, and there has been a distinct uptick in meta activity. So I thought it would be a neat idea to ...
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How to log in in chat with existing account

I am a member of physics stack exchange and am able to access my account in it. But after chat was enabled on my account I could not log in as it said my account didn't exist. At the same time I am ...
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What should we name our chat room?

Many other StackExchange sites have a name for their chatroom. MSO has "The Tavern," SU has "Root Access," SF has "The Heap," etc. Our chatroom here is "Physics." Lame. We need a better name. I ...
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Physics Journal Club on chat?

The original idea comes form CrossValidated (see here and here); basically, each month users propose and select in voting one not too specific, yet intriguing or simply interesting OpenAcess paper ...