I just tried starting a new conversation in chat, I was told there was an error, and there was a link for me to come here at give any additional information I could. First, I am new to chat here so if there is some information I am missing just let me know. I did read the FAQs, and ultimately that is how this started.

I was looking for information on how to start a new discussion as I could not find the link. The FAQ did not answer that question, but at the bottom of the FAQ it provided a link to the sandbox so I could ask more questions. Someone provided me with a link to start a new conversation, but then it errored out. They also informed me that the link is normally at the bottom of the main conversation page. Yet I do not see it.

Is there a minimum rep score to start a new conversation?

  • Which chat room do you want to participate in? – Robert Harvey Nov 13 '13 at 22:44
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    @RobertHarvey - Sorry I need to edit the question to make it clearer. – ProtoNoob Nov 13 '13 at 22:48
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    @ProtoNoob You should try to ask just one question at a time here. Post the question about your 1 rep here as a new question please – Canadian Luke Nov 13 '13 at 22:51
  • I searched to see if any conversations had anything near the topic I was looking for and found none. So, I was trying to start my own conversation. I want to expand a discussion happening in a Q&A into a more informal back and forth so we are not muddying that page with trouble shooting. See: stackoverflow.com/questions/19908853/… – ProtoNoob Nov 13 '13 at 22:52
  • @CanadianLuke - I will remove the second question, but I'm only tangentially interested in that as I figured that might have been the cause of the main issue. I will not be asking that question elsewhere. – ProtoNoob Nov 13 '13 at 22:55
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    @ProtoNoob For your 2nd (now renoved question). Meta.StackOverflow is special for historical reasons, specifically it also serves as Meta.StackExchange as well. It has its own rep system, unlike the per-site metas that share rep with the parent site. – psubsee2003 Nov 14 '13 at 1:27
  • I started a freture-requst to add an Option to continue a discussion in chat – rubo77 Jun 3 '14 at 10:08

To start a conversation you need 100 rep points. This is not mentioned in the FAQs and I really think it should be.

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    You need 15 rep to participate in chat, which you don't have, which is why you couldn't follow a link given to you to. The room will have been created automatically, so you wouldn't have needed to create it at all. – Servy Nov 18 '13 at 17:46
  • @Servy Actually, at the time that I asked the question I had 95 rep (stackOverflow and stackoverflow chat). That was in the original question but someone thought it was off topic. – ProtoNoob Nov 19 '13 at 0:51

As explained in the help center, you need 100 reputation points to create chat rooms and and 1000 reputation points to create gallery chat rooms.

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