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Homework requests in Periodic Table chat?

You are not off base here. Chat is supposed to be fun for everyone, and it's the dumb stuff we usually talk about that makes it this way. It is in no way a homework help centre, but I understand, that ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Homework requests in Periodic Table chat?

Thanks for bringing this up. When I first noticed this behaviour I shared your concerns, but personally I think it is not that bad at all. My stance on this is: anybody is free to bring their things ...
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How can I enable MathJax in chat?

Update 2017-05-01 The MathJax CDN retired and the javascript-URL idea is not so easy any more, because of browser security. (Chrome stips away any leading ...
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Lets clean up this backlog of unanswered questions

As a site grows it is expected to have more and more unanswered questions. In beta stages it was important to get to approximately 90% answered questions to show that there is an answering crowd with ...
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Pin chat to the sidebar on main site?

This is not something that the moderators can do on a per-site basis. So, I am not really sure if there is much we can say about this matter. Scrolling through meta.SE the closest related question I ...
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Homework requests in Periodic Table chat?

So far, I don’t see homework helping in chat as a problem, but I also think that it has the potential to become a problem. There are long streches of time when practically nothing happens in chat. If ...
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Is there a private chat?

In general there is no way to privately contact the users of this platform. You can leave a comment on a post of the user you wish to contact and hope they will come back to you. You can also use ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Moving of comments to chats

Please note that I am talking about my own experiences and I do not speak for the moderator team in this instance. Dealing with comments is not much fun. Most of the times the comment flags that come ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Is the chat room bot alive?

Elevating to comments to the answer field (because I think they’re enough): It hasn't been around for quite a while, neither has its developer; I wouldn't get my hopes up. – Martin - マーチン♦ Jun 25 at ...
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Amending the Chatroom guidelines

How are you going to enforce the current or proposed new guideline? Rather than trying to bend other people's behavior to suit ourselves, it is much easier to do things that are already within our ...
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