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Related: Are questions asked in conlangs accepted on this site?

I thought, as this is a site about languages, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a separate chatroom for talking in conlangs. Well, I didn't create one yet. I thought that I should first ask here.

  • Is it ok to talk in conlangs in the main chatroom? Is there even a need for the separate room?
  • Should there be a single chatroom for this or rather one room per language?
  • Does it make sense to create such room?
  • <<qatlhbe'?>> ;-) (Joke in Klingon: it asks "Why not?") – Charles Rockafellor Mar 13 '18 at 10:41
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Few people are very proficient in many conlangs, especially if you exclude Esperanto which I assume already has chat rooms. Anyone can make chat rooms if they want, so go ahead, but I wouldn't expect it to be all that well populated considering the size of the site.

As for the main chat room, I'd say no, keep that to English.

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I think chat in an invented language ought to be encouraged; but as curiousdannii says, keep the main chatroom in English.

Caveat:

It is also common courtesy to provide, at the least, a translation of what's being said for the benefit of everyone else who doesn't know the language being used.

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Sorry, but I don't think that's a good idea except for perhaps a few languages with a large user base. Moderators need to be able to read chat messages.

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