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I've asked my question in the title :).

Additionally, how much reputation will I need to do so, and what guidelines are linked with this?

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Follow-up post by OP: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/90796/… –  Pops May 11 '11 at 14:11
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Yes, any user with at least 100 reputation gets the privilege to create new chat rooms.

As the privilege page says:

When should I create a new chat room?

When you find yourself wanting to have an extended conversation about a topic that is not covered by one of the existing chat rooms, you should create a new room for it.


And finally at 1000 reputation you can create gallery chat rooms - these are rooms where you (as the owner) can decide who can and cannot talk.

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You have answered the question most completely out of those who have, so the answer goes to you. It won't let me award it for another two minutes, so IOU 15 reputation :P. –  cbroughton May 11 '11 at 12:45
    
@cbroughton, in that case, can I just warn you in advance that I charge ~1893% interest per minute... –  DMA57361 May 11 '11 at 12:47
    
If only Haha. –  cbroughton May 11 '11 at 12:48
    
@cbroughton Oh well, worth a shot I suppose. ;P –  DMA57361 May 11 '11 at 12:48
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http://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/chat-rooms

For those too lazy to click the link: it requires 100 reputation to create chat rooms both here and in the main SO site. :)

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You can create chatrooms with 100 reputation.

You can create a gallery chatroom with 1000 reputation.

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