I would not consider this to be a formal GIS SE policy because the site operates mostly on guidelines. However, the only answer to Policy: Is it OK to have dedicated foreign-language chat rooms? suggests that it is fine to set up a chat room that is dedicated to a language other than English.
I think you should feel free to try doing what you suggest and ...
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:
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.
Click on chat to see the GIS Chat Rooms with the main one being ...
First off I think Good Subjective, Bad Subjective should be required reading for any potentially subjective question. However, I don't know of any accepted SE guidelines for career-related questions. I just know that career-development questions have been more or less eradicated on StackOverflow by a Mass clean-up of career-development questions, so they ...
In addition to PolyGeo's answer, you could create a chat room and invite that user to the chat and discuss with them in there.
While not private, you will be free to discuss in there without polluting the comment thread. You could link to that new chat room in the comments so the user is aware of it.
I liked the idea of having a feed of the GIS HNQs as I wasn't fully aware which of our questions ended up there, and it was nice to be able to identify them easily.
I liked it too (thanks). This is a pro.
Do you think you miss any interesting or important chat messages because the feed clogs the chat?
Yes. This is a con. Normally, a HNQ won't be a ...
I would prefer to see fewer rather than more career-related questions here because the users most likely to be seeking career advice seem often to be amongst those least likely to read Good Subjective, Bad Subjective.
My view on career-related questions is pretty much summed up in this answer from Meta Programmers SE:
Questions seeking career or ...
GIS Stack Exchange Chat would be your best source for getting feedback on your portfolio. The main GIS SE Q & A site would be an inappropriate forum because any answers would be subjective and based entirely on opinion. Alternatively, you can post maps at Cartotalk's Map Gallery and get feedback from professionals.
Basically because, this is a Q& A site. If you have a question related to GIS, this is the place for it. A job or consultancy as such does not fit within the parameters of the site, as defined in the FAQ
There are several discussion fourms dedicated to GIS and I am glad, that here the community has maintained the site according to the vision it was ...
This is not something in the SE user interface that we at GIS can modify, and so your feature request is best posted at the network-wide Meta Stack Exchange.
I thought I would quickly find a feature request (probably declined) there but all I've found so far is:
Better advertising for the chat rooms
In the meantime we have this Meta GIS SE Q&A to help ...
To achieve a change such as this the place to ask would be Meta Stack Exchange because it is not something that can be customized on a per-site basis.
That question has already been asked there as:
Include both the chat and blog links permanently in the header
What I think prevents the Chat button being made more prominent is that chat is designed for ...
You seem to be asking whether the place for such questions on GIS Stack Exchange is Main or Meta or ...?
I think the place for open-ended, and more conversational, questions is the GIS Chat Room which can be accessed from the GUI using instructions at Where are GIS Chat Rooms?
Given that SE has a "related jobs" panel on the main site, I would expect that a job posted to careers.stackoverflow.com could somehow be made to appear there. A lot of the jobs I see in that panel are not very "related" ... providing members the ability to post jobs to careers.stackoverflow.com and tag so they appear at gis.se would make sense as an ...
The current GIS Chat Room is located at http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/939/gis
Please use this to ask questions about GIS tutorials, Training opportunities, Recent happenings, and any other questions that are a poor fit for the focussed Q&A format of Main.
I wasn't aware of the GIS chat room until just now. Visiting it, I see that the 11 most recent messages are all automated HNQ posts.
That's a bad ratio, and would certainly completely discourage me from posting there.