It comes up in chat sometimes, so I figured I'ld post a question and answer on the thing.

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On the main page go to chat, then site rooms.
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Scroll to the very bottom and create a room.
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Once you're in the room, go to info.
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Then access, and grant explicit write access.
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Then just invite to chat like normal.

  • Thank you for posting this and for helping me out with that room, however I just tried it and it doesn't work for me. I get "Users must have at least 20 reputation to talk" in big red letters. I wonder if I don't have enough reputation myself to grant write access? Commented May 28, 2012 at 8:58
  • That's possible I guess. Commented May 28, 2012 at 10:43
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    you need a specific amount of rep to create a gallery chat room. if you dont have enough rep you can't give explicit write access.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented May 29, 2012 at 19:59
  • I believe they imposed a hard limit on 20 now, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/100291/…
    – Mateo
    Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 7:55
  • How do you invite the user? Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 12:36

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