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Some discussions don't belong even on meta, e.g. when it's pure noise.

But sometimes we want to make some noise amongst ourselves, don't we? At least I know I do. I've only been on Stack Overflow for a few months, but I already felt like I've started to develop some connections to other users, and just want to... chat?

So where can we do this? Is there an IRC/Google wave channel/whatever where SO users hang out where we can just ask, "How's everybody doing today?"

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    How ironic would it be if this question gets closed for "noise, pointless"... – polygenelubricants Jun 25 '10 at 8:42
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    All comments on this meta-MetaSO question are meta-meta-MetaSO. Any response or statement about this comment (including this statement itself) is meta-meta-meta-MetaSO. The parenthetical statement in the last sentence was meta-meta-meta-meta-MetaSO, and as would be a response regarding the previous sentence alone. Okay, I'm done now. – Justin L. Jun 25 '10 at 9:04
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    Let's have a devnull.stackoverflow.com – Jesper Jun 25 '10 at 10:07
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    This problem could become catastrophically recursive. – Tim Post Jun 25 '10 at 10:59
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    @TimPost, the de facto maximum URL length is 2083 characters, so the recursion would end at [meta^411].stackoverflow.com. At that point... I guess the Internet's stack would overflow? – Pops Sep 27 '11 at 18:51
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Since this question was asked, a chat system was implemented. It's currently split into three areas:

  • And now, MSE chat. – bjb568 May 19 '14 at 0:04
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If we go with meta.meta.stackoverflow.com, then next we will wonder what is the deepest possible meta-level. This is kind of insane. ;-) Reminds me of Inception (movie).

BTW, isn't discussion about "meta.meta." topic for "meta.meta.meta." ? ;-P

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    The deepest possible meta-level contains 411 metas; see my comment under the question. – Pops Sep 27 '11 at 19:29
  • @PopularDemand: unless we figure out some compressed form ;-P – Michał Šrajer Sep 28 '11 at 7:01

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