Say I'm reading questions and answers, and someone like @Graham, mentions something about how the crazy Aussies don't chill. So I want to touch base with Graham and find out about it. It would be 'noise' if we started a discussion inside the question. So where/how is that conversation supposed to take place?


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Scroll down to the bottom of the page. There, cleverly hidden midst about 10,000 other links, is one labelled "chat". Click it, & you'll see one or more rooms available for idle conversation about whatever you feel like...

Pick an existing room or create one of your own, and then copy the URL into a comment on the answer you're interested in staring a tangential discussion from. If the other person / people want to join in, they can follow the link and converse with you in the room.

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    link is also at the top of the page, except when a per-site blog has a post... Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 1:59
  • Great answer, some features are not really that prominent.
    – drj
    Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 18:44
  • Yes! Chat is perfect for this. Tag the user in your comment as well and invite them personally for best results.
    – Preston
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 4:35

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