https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=chat.gaming.stackexchange.com doesn't work as expected. I thought it would show me the chatrooms related to Gaming SE, but I only saw the Web Apps SE room. Another user saw the XMPP chatroom and nothing else.

https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=gaming.stackexchange.com, where host does not include chat., works correctly.

This wouldn't be too big of a deal except that that first URL was automatically generated when I entered http://chat.gaming.stackexchange.com/ into my browser by hand.

screenshot with URL-site mismatches highlighted

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    Shoot. The plot to get more people into the WA chat room has been discovered! Dec 5, 2010 at 0:42

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The &host=chat.gaming.stackexchange.com is an error, that I shall address currently. In the absence of a recognised host, it has then defaulted to webapps, which is the primary site associated with your account.

In my defence, nowhere (AFAIK) officially links to chat.gaming.stackexchange.com ;p

But I'll look into it.

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