So that’s almost real time,” he says. A dialog like that could be better suited for a chatroom, while Reddit’s archived content material—long thoughts, discussions, AMAs—could be better served by the comment format. Open the chat icon and you may see all of the rooms you’ve joined above a list of suggested rooms. Each room comprises a sentence or two to give an explanation for what it’s about, but there aren’t full-on community rules here like there are in subreddits. You can see how many everyone is in the room and scroll up to read the last 14 days of chat historical past. (Reddit started beta-trying out subreddit-based chat with zero chat history, but multiplied it when people complained it was very unlikely to start conversations.

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