So what is this pesky chat button at the top of the page useful for anyway?
StackExchange isn't the place for discussions!!!!!
Actually, that is where you're wrong, good sir!
The chat is exactly where users can go to discuss not only their questions and answers, but random theories, ideas, and other goings on that they feel they need to talk about!
In all seriousness, the chat feature here is a wonderful thing. Instead of risking having a question closed on the main site, having an answer downvoted into oblivion, and instead of having your opinion destroyed/ignored on Meta if you're unsure of any of these. Pop into the chat!
The purpose of the chat is to allow users to discuss items with the site, their own content, and whatever else may strike your fancy (wanna talk about DnD with your
More importantly, want to know how to improve your answer/question before posting it? Throw it in chat and ask for opinions. The real-time chat allows us to help you if you need it. Obviously, Meta is where we would prefer any actual questions about the site. But chatting with users of the site and the moderators is a great staging area to fine-tune your question/answer/meta discussion before putting it before the rest of the community on the live site!
Yes the chat can get silent from time to time. But maybe with enough enthralled users, we can keep the wheels turning :).
As always, the moderators are constantly in chat. So even if you don't feel like being social, you can pop in and ask us site stuffs.
By creating chat rooms related to film industries or type of movies like Comedy, horror on http://chat.stackexchange.com for movies. There are still not many chat rooms of MTV. But we wish to have more chat rooms for strong community.
We can use other site's chat room to advertise beta sites. There are 3 million people visiting on stack exchange network sites. Many people are active in chats on network sites. Many of them are not knowing about this site. So we can attract that crowd by giving information of chat rooms here or specific questions already present on this site.