If I am not mistaken, you must have 75+ reputation in order to use the chat. If I try to chat with someone without the rep requirement it says that I can't. I thought it could be usful if a user that have the needed reputation could initiate a chat with anyone. It's espacially good if the user that have wrote the qeustion in the first place is new.

  • You need 20 reputation to be able to participate in chat. – slhck Jul 1 '13 at 14:20
  • Ah, sorry, I was confued between chat rooms privilege and the chat itself, but my suggestion is still relevant. Many 1-rep users ask questions. – matan129 Jul 1 '13 at 14:22
  • Yes, I agree it would be useful to have. It's been requested before, but not implemented. – slhck Jul 1 '13 at 14:23
  • ...so, you are basically saying that it would be implemented at all? – matan129 Jul 1 '13 at 14:24
  • I'm sorry, I don't understand. It will be implemented if Stack Exchange thinks it's a viable suggestion and worth the effort. It's also been asked on Meta Stack Exchange, here: Invite low rep users to participate in chat – but has not yet been declined or marked as planned, so you can basically just wait. – slhck Jul 1 '13 at 14:36
  • Ok, sorry, I didn't actually know how this works, the implemetation of new fetures. I thought that the staff forwards good suggestions to the dev team or something. – matan129 Jul 1 '13 at 14:38
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    There's sort of an overlap between staff and dev team :) Stack Exchange does monitor feature requests and bug reports, but we moderators unfortunately can't really decide anything about what (or when) features are implemented. – slhck Jul 1 '13 at 14:44

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