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Support for Chat feature in Stack Overflow
Why doesn't Stack Overflow have a chatroom like chat.superuser.com/?

Are there plans to add the "chat" feature to stackoverflow? If so when, and if not why?


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marked as duplicate by dmckee, Pops, Ladybug Killer, jjnguy, BinaryMisfit Oct 4 '10 at 18:36

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@dmckee I don't think they're the same; that was "chat should exist", this is "chat exists on MSO and it should be on SO too" – Michael Mrozek Oct 4 '10 at 18:11
@Michael: The answer is exactly the same: chat is coming to SO in time, but it'll be the last place because of the scaling issues. Same answer, so working differences aside, same question. – dmckee Oct 4 '10 at 19:10

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From the blog post announcing SU chat:

Although chat.superuser.com is technically another public beta, we’re still on track for releasing chat network-wide in a few weeks. However, stackoverflow.com will be the last site to get chat because its immense volume presents the hardest challenge.

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6 to 8 Weeks.

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Eventually all the sites will get it. However, before it hits the big site, it is being tested on all the other sites. – Tyler Carter Oct 4 '10 at 16:11
It depresses me that you posted the joke as the answer and the actual answer as a comment – Michael Mrozek Oct 4 '10 at 16:24

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