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Anybody can participate in chat by just joining 20 sites? [duplicate]

I just noticed a user who is able to participate in chat despite not having any more than 1 reputation point on any site. Unless there's a hidden profile involved here, it looks like just joining 20 ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Invite low rep users to participate in chat

I'm aware of the preference for 'general answers to general questions' attitude on SO, and wholeheartedly agree that questions that are focused on specific, one-time issues are not as valuable to the ...
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Reputation requirements compared

How do reputation requirements for various privileges compare on Stack Overflow vs a graduated Stack Exchange 2.0 site vs a site in public or private beta? Return to FAQ Index
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Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges?

Is there a list of privileges that users have on any Stack Exchange chat rooms, and which lists the minimum reputation required for each privilege? If such list doesn't exist, what is the reputation ...
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Should the account association bonuses be excluded when calculating totals for chat?

The chat profile for a user includes a reputation total. This appears to be the sum of the reputation from all sites. A few days ago I logged in to a few other sites just out of curiosity, grew my ...
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Why do you need 25 reputation on Meta Stack Exchange to use chat?

I get the point of having a minimum reputation to use the new chat feature. However, I was hoping my 2K reputation from Stack Overflow would be enough - but it looks like I need to acquire 20 rep here ...
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Tutorial on starting Stack Exchange chat

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to use chat. I can't figure out how to access particular existing chats. I can't figure out how to find, create, or link to a room. I found this, but I can'...
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Demystifying chat reputation requirements

How much reputation do you need to participate in chat? It's an easy answer, right? You need at least 20 reputation to participate in chat. /privileges/chat even tells us so. But for which chat ...
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Criteria for chatting

What is the rep requirement for chatting in the following : chat.stackexchange.com chat.stackoverflow.com Is it the same? What does the 20 rep condition mean? 20 rep in which site?
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Can we make oneboxing optional on mobile chat?

As the title says. It'd be nice to have oneboxing optional on mobile chat, especially if it were something like click/tap-to-reveal. Why? Well... my data plan is crying at the tens-of-MB GIFs that ...
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Comments and votes for honest low reputation user [duplicate]

I browse SE a lot. Not directly, but for most questions I put in google I get the answers in SE. Sometimes I would like to comment, or vote some questions/answers but I don't have enough reputation. ...