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Earlier I had 20 reputation points so I was able to chat to discuss my queries on Stack Overflow.

Then somebody down voted my question and I lost 2 reputation points and lost the ability to chat.

Now I again have 20 reputation points. How can I continue my discussion? Any lead is appreciated, thanks.

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Nothing you need to do but wait. It will take a while for the chat to pick that up again. –  Bart Dec 4 '13 at 7:01
    
You were kicked out of the chat room in the middle of discussion? –  Shadow Wizard Dec 4 '13 at 7:52
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Perhaps some privileges should survive rep loss? –  Jan Dvorak Dec 4 '13 at 7:54

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Chat profiles update (from memory) hourly when you are visiting the site; the "borderline rep" scenario is such as edge-case that it works fine for 99.(a lot of nines)% case. We do have a button to force an update for a user on-demand, but this is overkill most of the time - in particular, I notice that your chat profile has already updated now.

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So the short answer is "wait an hour"? –  Shadow Wizard Dec 4 '13 at 8:41

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