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Reputation requirements compared

I tried to found minimum reputation required to chat with a person, As want to chat with a person having 6 reputation in all. I know it's a minimum requirement, But don't know what is that. Help?

Also I suggest that to be around 6 as many user got stuck in those first question and the need a discussion on that, but the can't actually, due to this reputation requisite.

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marked as duplicate by Mat, Manishearth, Toon Krijthe, Shadow Wizard, Bo Persson Dec 16 '12 at 13:37

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@Mat Thanks that helped.. But wasn't easy to found with my mind set, (to chat). :) – rptwsthi Dec 16 '12 at 12:25
It's written on the big fat banner you get every time you go to chat... – Mat Dec 16 '12 at 12:26
Tried to find a question on meta.. – rptwsthi Dec 16 '12 at 12:29
@rptwsthi Everything there is to know about SO's privileges is here: stackoverflow.com/privileges – Yannis Dec 16 '12 at 12:30
@rptwsthi not trivial, but searching for "reputation required to chat" returns this question as the third result and the minimum is clearly mentioned there. – Shadow Wizard Dec 16 '12 at 13:03

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It is 20 points for all sites.

To find out how many points are required for any privilege, visit the sites' /privileges page. You can reach it from the dropdown next to your name in the top bar.

privileges link in dropdown

20 points is really low, I don't see any need to have that lowered any further. From the privilege page:

We can't allow anonymous participation on chat, so we require a small bit of parent site reputation to ensure that chat is reserved for active, engaged members of the community.

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Why don't I see a "audit" link? – kiamlaluno Dec 16 '12 at 12:36
@kiamlaluno: Because I'm special? Golly, never noticed that one. It leads to /reputation. – Martijn Pieters Dec 16 '12 at 12:38
@MartijnPieters any chance you installed some script that is adding that link? – Shadow Wizard Dec 16 '12 at 12:57
@kiamlaluno see above comment, no magic here. ;) – Shadow Wizard Dec 16 '12 at 12:59

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