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I am not sure Whether asking this question means a lot!

I have seen the http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/ and it looks absolutely awesome!!!. Great move by the community and applauds for the creators.

Now to discuss about a Topic or any question, Do I need to post it in parent site or in chat? If both are possible, how does it move forward if users start asking in chat then in parent site?

OR

Am I not clear about the Chat though I have read the chat FAQ? I have also read "...so discussion should more or less revolve around the same topics you'd find at Meta Stack Overflow — but in a chatty, interactive, less strictly Q&A focused way."

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You might be interested in the answers to this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/59892/use-cases-for-chat –  Benjol Aug 9 '10 at 8:56

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I would generally only discuss potential meta questions on chat if...

  1. you need more feedback before proceeding (you're trying to figure out if this is a dupe, if your question makes sense, what the historical precedent is, etc)

  2. it's the type of question where you need dynamic, rapid back-and-forth, call-and-response type feedback. This also implies it's not "read my novella, kthx" almost by definition.

chat is more about overall community and interactive decisionmaking than specific Q&A.

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Questions belong on the main site.

So that the answers are available for:

  1. posterity (someone else is likely to have the same problem sooner or later)
  2. evaluation and rating by the community

Aside: If we start to see a lot of people asking questions on the chat, that represents an unanticipated downside, and some thought will have to go into how it is best handled.

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an exceedingly unlikely outcome in practice, IMO, since you can't get rep from asking or answering anything on meta. –  Jeff Atwood Aug 9 '10 at 8:15

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