I found a chat room on Stack Overflow which would be helpful for me. However, I saw a message at the bottom of that chat room which said:

This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added.

What does this mean? When can I chat there?


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From Chat room is frozen? by Jeff Atwood♦:

See the /faq for the rules, specifically


Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users.

Rooms not worth retaining which are inactive for 7 days will be deleted. Rooms worth retaining which are inactive for 14 days will be frozen. Frozen rooms do not allow any new messages to be sent, and are not shown in the default room list to prevent cluttering the rooms interface.

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