I noticed in some StackExchange sites that the Chatroom regularly appears in the sidebar.. but in others it does not and though it is on the help menu many users are not even aware it exists as the only link is across the bottom.
How does one permanently add a link to the primary chat rooms to the main side bar like on scifi.stackexchange.com?
Playing around it seems there isn't a specific trigger related to it as far as number of users.. unless we simply are not hitting it with 3 and having recent activity.. clicking chat at the bottom of the screen brings up the following:
And this is all we see down the side:
I searched other questions like but not limited to: