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Deleted comments - why, and how can we stop it happening?

Possibly related to can we prohibit erasure of comments?... On the thread Asserting that Atheism and Theism are both faith based positions, I posted an answer. There was a short exchange of ...
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What can we do to use chat for community-building?

I've been talking with the mods and we've come to the conclusion that it's time we liven up the community chat. As you all (I hope) know, we have the Phil.SE chat rooms, including the general chat ...
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Should I ask to have a frozen chat room unfrozen or start a new chat room with the same or similar name?

A chat room that I wanted to post more information in has been frozen for inactivity: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/76868/free-will-omnipotence-determinism Should I start another chat room ...
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Is it possible to invite another user directly to a chat, by notifying him somehow?

I sometimes saw that, by the system itself, I was invited to a chat, or that a moderator transformed a series of comments into a chat. But, is there a possibility for me to reach out directly to ...
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Can I start a chat session about any question?

I want to start a chat session for someone / anyone to explain how I managed to get four downvotes on this well researched and referenced answer. Are people just expressing their ignorance on the ...
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Are the unexamined lives of others worth examining? [Copied from non-meta Stack] [closed]

See the non-meta question details. Also, I believe some questions like this one can be better understood--a little informally--through the Meta; there are not "technical" tags available, and I do not ...
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Let's wake up chat and meta!

We're at an interesting point in terms of our site growth and community development. I just thought I'd talk a little bit about where we are and why we should try to start making an extra effort to be ...
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What should the chat space be called? [closed]

In June 2012, Physics.SE changed the name of their chat space to The h Bar (after the reduced Planck constant). In similar spirit, it might be interesting to explore the oppourtunity a new name for ...
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One-boxing for the SEP in our chat?

SEP doesn't seem to have an API, so presumably the integration would be somewhat 'messy' (involve scraping the page) -- but this would be a really nice-to-have feature in our stack's chat space. A few ...
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Let's chat about Locke

In keeping with our first Philosopher Week contest, I thought it might be an interesting experiment to try to execute a brief brainstorming and general discussion session in the chat space. The idea ...
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How to encourage moving comment-based discussion to chat?

Building on 'not in comments please!', what concrete steps can we take towards encouraging broader use of the chat functionality in favor of extended comment-based discussion? Note that comments are ...
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“Not in comments please” — How to handle interesting discussions

I see a lot of parenthetical "discussions" taking place in comments section of this site. That raises an interesting question — Comment-discussions are typically deleted as off-topic, but how ...