On meta there is a 'x people chatting' window in the sidebar. On other sites I have seen that on the regular pages as well (like on superuser).

Can we have that here too?

Or should it be there and I just happen to not see it?


There already is... usually.

It would appear that, for the moment, it seems to have, as Ahriman put it, "gone missing" much like the community promo ads occasionally do.

I have no idea why it happens (maybe someone who does know can address that) but it is there and, unless it's a major bug, it will likely return at some stage if you refresh the page.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think the sidebar is a semi-randomized rotation between several things. I don’t really feel like this is a useful approach, but just based on watching it that seems to be what’s going on. At a guess, this is by-design, just don’t know why. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Feb 27 '16 at 15:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ For me, its never there. Never. Whenever I encountered something I would have wanted to chat about I looked to the right and it was not there. As it (usually) wasn't something important anyway I just ignored it. Mostly because I never cared much about it anyway. Just now that I realized that it is there on meta (always) I thought I should bring it up. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 28 '16 at 15:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Today it is here, so I'll mark your question as correct, it seems to be back again... \$\endgroup\$ Mar 11 '16 at 19:59

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