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) – SomeKittens Dec 5 '13 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 Dec 5 '13 at 5:50
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/209971/… – Jeremy T Dec 5 '13 at 21:23
  • Why did Community bump this question? – user206222 Jul 4 '14 at 7:35
  • @Emrakul Because it has no upvoted answers. – Adam Lear Aug 2 '14 at 23:28
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    @Adam you can post official decline reason, hopefully it would save this question from the bump loop... :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Nov 1 '14 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? – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Apr 21 '16 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. – Luis Masuelli Apr 21 '16 at 12:56
  • @Adam How about a link to chat in the sidebar? – John Locke Oct 8 '18 at 21:08
  • @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 Oct 8 '18 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 Oct 8 '18 at 21:26
  • @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 Oct 8 '18 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 Oct 8 '18 at 21:29
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    Stop pinging me D: – Sterling Archer Oct 8 '18 at 21:30

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 Dec 5 '13 at 10:06
  • The point was it was not a problem. – wilx Dec 5 '13 at 10:08
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    I think the big issue is fewer people will find the chat rooms in the first place. – SomeKittens Dec 5 '13 at 16:25
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    Well, we could just spam all the comments with links instead – Ryan Kinal Dec 5 '13 at 17:09

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