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No, there is not a compelling case - we should merge the chats into a single room. A second room for topic-based discussion does make a lot of sense - it stops the general banter from the main room treading all over the more focused chat. But we simply don't have the chat volumes at present to make this a serious problem. Separation just gives us two ...


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I'd like to revive the Monthly Workshop chat as described in Genealogy Chat 1st week of Month | Monthly Workshop for the first week of every month. The idea behind the Workshop is for people to brainstorm about a problem they might be working on, so that they can clarify which research questions might be productive to ask. It is not intended as a ...


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I would like to keep the two chat rooms but as the late, great baseball manager Yogi Berra said, "If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?" One problem that was not considered when the question was raised -- at the moment, we have reminders set up for the Weekly Chat which are linked to the Conference Room. See Moving ...


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