I've noticed that the chat rooms aren't too busy.

I wonder if part of this is that users cannot find them?


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Once you have a reputation of 20 or more you will have the Talk In Chat privilege.

To find the GIS Chat Rooms since the New top bar is live:

  1. From the Main (or Meta) site click on the Stack Exchange "burger" at top right and then next to Geographic Information Systems you will see chat.

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  1. Click on chat to see the GIS Chat Rooms with the main one being called GIS (use this link to go straight to it):

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  1. Click on a chat room to enter.

There's also a link to chat at the bottom left of the page, under "help".

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Note: The description below applies to some GUI experimentation that was happening in 2011.

There's also a link to chat waaaaay down at the bottom of the page, between "blog" and "data".

And you might occasionally see links in the right-hand sidebar while reading a question.

The one at the top comes and goes - it'll be there if there hasn't been a recent blog post (but when the blog is active, it'll be a link to that instead).


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