As of today the topic of our main chat room is worded as follows:
General discussion for german.stackexchange.com. You may speak both German and English here.
So everybody speaking German or English is welcome to talk and discuss matters on the German language or on issues with our site. We should not change this.
But having the topic "German language" only may be too restrictive as often we may want to just chat along about various other topics. In such off-topic threads a good question on the language may eventually arise.
- Now would it be a good idea if we tried to keep such off-topic discussions in German?
- What reasons would there be to not speak German in chat?
The idea behind this is that by speaking German we may invite learners, or advanced non-natives to participate, and actually learn.