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Meta just got a lot of questions on "Who is the expert?", "Can I keep them", all the way to plain jokes like "The expert saved me millions of dollars". Besides our main question on the subject, (What is "chat with an expert"?) I think we need to delete all of the many, many, duplicates. Can a mod/10k/everyone else please help start deleting these?

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Don't worry. I'm sure part of that will happen. –  Bart Apr 1 '13 at 13:20
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I resent the implication that my question was in any way the setup for a punchline. I really do want an answer, I'd like to recover the transcript of my closed chat. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Apr 1 '13 at 13:21
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It's a really, really, really bad joke. –  Yuck Apr 1 '13 at 13:21
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@LessPop_MoreFizz: I ment the plethora of "Who is the expert" questions. There are a couple of legitimate ones, like yours. –  Linuxios Apr 1 '13 at 13:22
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Excluding the off-topic question and this question, there are currently only four non-"Who is the Expert?" questions currently on the Active tab :| It was funny for about 30 seconds, but... –  LittleBobbyTables Apr 1 '13 at 13:27
    
@BlahBlahGrabblesnackers: Exactly. That's not good. –  Linuxios Apr 1 '13 at 13:28
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@BlahBlahGrabblesnackers: It just came up for me on SO. It's a bit annoying, but, it did say "Truth" when I told it to "ask Jon Skeet". Hmm... –  Linuxios Apr 1 '13 at 13:32
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VTC as off topic, this should be on the meta meta site. –  Caleb Apr 1 '13 at 13:34
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@Caleb, where can I post my request to delete this question after the questions this question requests to be deleted are deleted? –  Frédéric Hamidi Apr 1 '13 at 13:37
    
Is that you Mordac? –  C. Ross Apr 1 '13 at 13:39
    
@FrédéricHamidi: I don't think they have a fourth place yet. After gold, silver and bronze you just fall off the map. –  Caleb Apr 1 '13 at 13:39
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Provide a good wiki-quality answer to the main question that covers the commonly asked about topics (what it is, how to get the transcript, how to get it back if you've dismissed it, etc) then start closing as duplicate... Then when you look for a question about the "expert" on MSO they all go to the same post which you should read, instead of having a lot of disjointed "Chat with an Expert" posts to read through to find your question. Nothing wrong with a bit of fun, but I'd like to try to contain it. –  Rachel Apr 1 '13 at 13:39
    
@Rachel: That should be an answer here. –  Caleb Apr 1 '13 at 13:40
    
@Caleb: this is the main meta. –  Linuxios Apr 1 '13 at 13:43
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@Linuxios: You missed the joke. –  Caleb Apr 1 '13 at 13:44

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Provide a good community-wiki answer to the main question that covers the commonly asked about topics related to the "Chat with an Expert" popup (what it is, how to get the transcript, how to get it back if you've dismissed it, etc) then start closing them all as duplicates.

That way users don't have to browse through a ton of disjointed "Chat with an Expert" posts to see if one exists that answers their question, as almost any "Chat with an Expert" post they click on will go to a single answer that will most likely contain the answer to their question.

This way we won't get repeats of the same (deleted) post, and no information will lost by deleting the duplicate posts. Also, we'd have one good wiki-styled answer we could keep it around for historical purposes.

Nothing wrong with a bit of fun, but I'd like to try to contain it.

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