I've created a room on the new Stack Exchange chat system for anyone who wants to join. To enter, you must:
- Have at least 20 reputation on meta.stackoverflow.com
- Be logged into meta.stackoverflow.com
The room is for discussing anything and everything about the Pro Webmasters site. Its also a neat place to meet and talk to the people who have been answering your questions, yell at the moderators or just lurk. Hopefully we also discuss things surrounding the site.
If most people who would normally be in chat prefer IRC, I don't see any reason why we can't set up a moderated channel on freenode. In fact, if you'd like to do that, feel free.
I used the new chat system because:
- It ties in quite nicely with Stack Exchange sites. Links to questions / etc are boxed, markdown is supported.
- We know users are who they say they are because they are authenticated via OpenID instead of nickserv. Don't be surprised if you see JeffAtwood (authenticated by nickserv) in IRC. If you do, rest assured that it is not Jeff Atwood.
- Stack Exchange went through all of the trouble of , well, making it.