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Will relevant chats be listed when performing a search from the top of a meta stackoverflow page?

Will there be a way to limit this just to active chats?

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Chat already is searchable, but you have to do it on chat.meta.stackoverflow.com.

http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/search

You can limit it to a specific chat room by adding room={roomnumber} to the URL. You can also specify the user.

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The search entry on the chat.meta.stackoverflow.com page seems to only search chat room titles and descriptions. While useful, this was confusing at first. Should there be a link to the /search page to help with this distinction? –  srcerer Jul 16 '10 at 19:01

When searching on the parent site? An interesting possibility. One to discuss, I suspect.

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I guess this brings up the question of whether or not chat is just for meta discussion. –  srcerer Jul 16 '10 at 19:28
    
Please, no. Its already hard enough to find things with search, don't flood the results with chat logs –  TheLQ Jul 16 '10 at 22:47

Yes, chat shows up in Google search, as all chats are public by default.

Only the transcripts are indexed, though.

For example:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22seeding+is+nice+and+all,+but+it+feels+too+much+like+rep+whoring%22

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