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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

Not quite answering your question, but I'd like to point out another alternative to chat: Meta. There's no reason you can't open a meta question in this situation, it's actually encouraged. It'll ...
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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

The purpose of the site as a whole is to curate good answers to good questions. Having a discussion in the comments is only very rarely related to curating good answers to good questions. Chat only ...
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Status of the weekly writing exercise?

As a sometimes-regular participant in the exercises, I'd like to point out that the time chosen was selected so that it'd be convenient for both Europe and North America. Specifically, we had ...
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Current chatroom writing exercises and homework

7 Oct 2014 I'm not sure if this is a separate answer or if I'm supposed to edit Neil's answer. Today's current chat writing exercise: 10 minute freewrite on the theme "the darkest days of my life".
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Current chatroom writing exercises and homework

30 sep 2014 Current chat writing exercise: 10 minute freewrite on the theme "Rescue Reward". Homework for next week: Take any previous writing exercise of yours and turn it into a story. Something ...
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Status of the weekly writing exercise?

Let us have a monthly calendar. The calendar would be divided into slots depending on the number of writing exercises that we can have that month. Volunteers can volunteer for any slot (in that month) ...
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Status of the weekly writing exercise?

Maybe what we can try is setting up a person to lead the chat, and make the topic known ahead of time? "100 words about a tree: You have ten minutes" "50 words about a cup of tea" and so on. A topic ...
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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

I agree with Kevin, the purpose is to curate good answers to good questions. Personally I have engaged in long chats, but they are somebody trying to convince me to change my answer to agree with ...
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Weekly Writing exercise 2014-04-15

My contribution: “There! Did you see it? I swear I just saw it.” “No, Jack, I keep telling you. You’re imagining things.” Betty smiled as she leaned over Jack’s shoulder to reach his computer. “I ...
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Chatroom writing exercises - log

30 Sep 2014 "Rescue Reward" neilfein Aaron Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Arrowfar Matt Эллен
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Chatroom writing exercises - log

March 2014 week 4 - The untouched coffee Facilitator: Pravesh Parekh Available Users: Neil Fein, prateek, Matt Eckert Participated: Neil Fein and Pravesh Parekh Link to conversation (courtesy ...
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Chatroom writing exercises - log

23 Sep 2014. Topic: Cheese crackers Neil Matt Эллен Arrowfar
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Chatroom writing exercises - log

May 2014. Topic: Limericks (informal) Participants: Lauren Paul A. Kitfox Mr. Shiny Matt Эллен Neil Cornbread
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Weekly Writing exercise 2014-04-15

The basement door was open and the light was on. The man at the top wondered who had been paying the bill. Any more, people who lived in the 39th precinct were mostly squatters. As he descended the ...
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