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 The Fire Department

Where smoke detectors keep us on our heels all day. No chit-chat please, just new reports. Ping @angussidney in if you want access to the room/smokey privilegess.
53s ago – SmokeDetector
SmokeDetector: 53s ago, 195108 posts (99%)


Where the smoke (from the SmokeDetector) goes
22m ago – Journeyman Geek
Journeyman Geek: 22m ago, 743 posts (1%)

Tavern on the Meta

MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS AND BACKLOG! General friendly chit-chat; general discussions about MSE or the wider network also welcome.

Shadow's Den

Where words are being associated and wizards are lurking. Ping @Shadow at will, others at your own risk! Quotes to remember: 1) "No two people are the same, but everyone is worth the same." (@Zoe), 2) "If things on the Internet just worked, a lot of us would have to find new careers" (@TeresaDietrich, Tavern)
Zoe the 1337 Princess: 40m ago, 23201 posts (4%)KennyBOT: 3h ago, 19557 posts (3%)FOX 9000: 17h ago, 65052 posts (13%)Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard: 22h ago, 100892 posts (20%)InsaneCat: 4d ago, 2747 posts (0%)Tinkeringbell: 8d ago, 1857 posts (0%)Mithical: 18d ago, 697 posts (0%)Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog: 21d ago, 857 posts (0%)

General Chatroom

No time to die
21h ago – Tech Expert Wizard
Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard: 1d ago, 22 posts (1%)Tinkeringbell: 3d ago, 18 posts (1%)


Trashcan room for messages that don't belong in the Tavern. If it's here, it was probably a problem, and you should stop.
3d ago – Tinkeringbell
Tinkeringbell: 3d ago, 83 posts (3%)Mithical: 12d ago, 111 posts (4%)

Jon's Java Jitter Joint

Please ping @JonEricson if you drop by. Office hours start 20 minutes after my first cup of coffee depending on availability. (The programming language named after a hot, caffeinated drink named after an Indonesian island is _always_ off-topic.)
4d ago – rene
Jon Ericson: 5d ago, 499 posts (33%)

Data Explorer (SEDE)

For discussions related to SEDE queries and anything related to SEDE. Links to FAQ, tutorial, database schema etc.:
5d ago – rene
Ryan M: 10d ago, 5 posts (0%)Tim Stone: 683d ago, 2 posts (0%)

Sandbox/Trash Bin/Something

For stuff not fitting in ordinary rooms
5d ago – rene

Discussion on question by Franck Dern

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Syntax highlighting discussion

Discuss syntax highlighting on the Stack Exchange network

Discussion between Anonymous and Mast

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12d ago – Tech Expert Wizard

Seekrit Book Club (Initially GoT)

WARNING: not spoilers free
7h ago – M.A.R.
Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard: 3d ago, 502 posts (17%)

Open-Source Initiative

Advocating for open-source chatbots