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In this thread, How do I pronounce the name "Aurelius"?, I followed up a suggestion to continue the discussion in chat, and posted my comment here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/18444/discussion-between-tunny-and-fumblefingers. Two people have now posted comments there, but I cannot. In the place at the bottom of the page where I imagine I should be able to write my post is the apparently irremovable message:"You must have 20 reputation on The Stack Exchange Network to talk here. See the faq. " I have followed up a suggestion from Matt to log in to the chatroom, following a link provided by him, and also clicked on everything I could see on the chat page, but I am still unable to post anything.

  • Was your account ever merged with another? That's the usual cause, where there are two chat server profiles that were not merged and one of them doesn't have enough reputation. – Martijn Pieters Nov 7 '14 at 12:19
  • I don't know that any of my accounts have been merged. On all the StackExchange sites I subscribe to, my reputation is well above 20. – tunny Nov 7 '14 at 12:47
  • It looks like you're logged in to chat as chat.stackexchange.com/users/131580 (presumably someone else using the same computer?) who indeed only has 1 reputation. Please go to chat.stackexchange.com/logout and click the button there. Once you've logged out, go to stackexchange.com/users/chat-login, which should log you in to chat as the correct user. – balpha Nov 7 '14 at 12:49
  • Yes, I checked that first. :-) It is the most common reason for the problems you are experiencing, see Unable to log in to chat.stackoverflow.com and I have an issue with chat.stackoverflow, In every room other than NSChat room, it is showing me that i need 20 reputation to chat, for example. – Martijn Pieters Nov 7 '14 at 12:51
  • @MartijnPieters There's no merge involved here. Those also rarely cause problems on chat.se, that's more of a problem on chat.so. – balpha Nov 7 '14 at 12:52
  • @balpha: I saw your comment indeed; interesting that the merge problems are limited to chat.so only. – Martijn Pieters Nov 7 '14 at 12:53
  • @MartijnPieters It's related to the fact that chat.so has the same user ids as SO itself, that means it's less flexible with solving those problems fully automatically. – balpha Nov 7 '14 at 12:54
  • Thanks to you all. I am not quite sure which action it was that cured the problem, but I can now chat. – tunny Nov 7 '14 at 13:09

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