In the new header could we please move the chat link back to where it was? (One click away)

As a daily frequent to the JavaScript room that's the one link I'd love to have visible 100% of the time.

Aside from that, I actually love the new header. (Maybe take it a step further an add a customizable header with (X) link spots for your most used links?)

Just my thoughts

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    Also very important to drive more people to the chat (an essential part of StackOverflow) Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 5:46
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    Here's a userscript I Mircrowaved for you if you want it back now. gist.github.com/connor1995JS/7800696/raw/…
    – iConnor
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 5:50
  • Related: StackExchange drop down hiding chat, blog and log out, concerns
    – Jeremy T
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 21:23
  • Why did Community bump this question?
    – user206222
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 7:35
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    @Emrakul Because it has no upvoted answers.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 23:28
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    @Adam you can post official decline reason, hopefully it would save this question from the bump loop... :) Commented Nov 1, 2014 at 8:07
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    @Adam with 26 upvotes, I really think that those 26 users deserve some kind of explanation why it's declined. Will it clutter the design? Not technically possible? Other reason why it's bad idea? Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 6:41
  • I support the idea to make more engagement to participate in the chat, since it is featured as the 3rd place and users are directed there when they have unacceptable subjective questions. I think that making the chat so unaccessible makes it a dump (except perhaps for moderators), instead of a chat, and so becomes useless. Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 12:56
  • @Adam How about a link to chat in the sidebar?
    – John Locke
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:08
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    @JohnLocke Maybe! I don’t know if we want to make chat that prominent, considering that we’re not putting much, if any, dev effort into it these days. But I’m also not strongly opposed personally. Not sure if there’s an existing feature request for this, but if not, mind writing one up?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:11
  • @Adam I looked around and found this answer proposing a bunch of cool sidebar features (and might just win the award for most upvotes on the least popular OP). I also found this question which appears to be a duplicate of the question here.
    – John Locke
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:26
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    @JohnLocke Cool, thanks. I’m not at a computer at the moment, but I think it’s a safe bet that this is on a list somewhere internally for consideration then.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:27
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    @AdamLear You can use Stack Exchange with your mind??? :) I bet the HTML parsing takes forever.
    – John Locke
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:29
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    Stop pinging me D: Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:30

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I have never used the chat link since the first time I have used it. After the first time, every single time I just do C-tcha<down>RET.


Also, the chat link is still at the very bottom of the page.

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    Not exactly the best solution to the problem
    – Luke
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:06
  • The point was it was not a problem.
    – wilx
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:08
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    I think the big issue is fewer people will find the chat rooms in the first place. Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 16:25
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    Well, we could just spam all the comments with links instead
    – Ryan Kinal
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:09

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