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After an answer, here on Stack Overflow, I had an extended discussion with the OP, Dave, and was asked -- as expected -- to "move this to chat". However, when I clicked on it, I got the message:

ChrisCarson doesn't have enough reputation to talk in chat.

I, Chris Carson, have more than enough reputation to talk in chat, though the other user Dave didn't. I believe the message should have been the other way around -- "Dave doesn't have ...". Here is what I saw:

Here's a screenshot of the problem

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It's also weird that your user name is displayed WithoutAnySpaces. That's not how you've entered it on Stack Overflow, or how it's displayed in the comments. – Cody Gray Aug 5 '11 at 12:46
Note, there is not another user with the name ChrisCarson on Stack Overflow. (Without the space as Cody noted) – M. Tibbits Aug 5 '11 at 12:59
@cody-gray Yes. I did update my profile yesterday to have the space. I don't think I've logged out since. I logged out to see if that fixed the problem. It didn't. – Chris Carson Aug 5 '11 at 13:04

Actually, as far as chat is concerned - you didn't ;p It looks like the "migrate to chat" route doesn't do an automatic refresh, so you only had 16 rep as far as chat knew (it is a separate system that refreshes when you use it). I've refreshed it manually now, and for future use I've also made this automatic when migrating.


  • it was talking about the correct user
  • but it was confused about the name
  • the missing space is also explained by your comment "I did update my profile yesterday to have the space" - same thing; the user record hadn't been updated
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My reputation precedes me not. Cheers. Thanks, Chris – Chris Carson Aug 5 '11 at 13:33
@Chris - your reputation precedes you but doesn't follow you, I think is the issue :) – JNK Aug 5 '11 at 13:41

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