I find the insertions of the questions in the chat room interfering with my ability to scan the chat for anything interesting having popped up since the last time I was there. This might be due to me being a non-native speaker of English, taking longer time to comprehend while reading and hence being easier distracted by the noise.
I also noticed I tend waste my time by reading the inserted questions up to a point where I recognise them as 'old news', which they invariably are because I already read through the Questions on the normal site itself or during a review of a first post.
If the number of questions on the site increase again (as they hopefully do), this will make it even harder to find or follow a conversation in the chat room. Keeping track of new questions is very easy using the far superior mechanisms in the normal and the meta site, which allow you to filter any noise, if necessary, using the search mechanism. A filtering feature is what the chat site lacks, so adding these unnecessary questions there is a permanent pollution.
Maybe I am the only one using Firefox' Open all in Tabs feature to open all
chat in one go. One click and 3 tab switches did got me up to date for some time. But on the chat site I now often need to use scrolling because of the duplicated info, info that I already did see in a previous tab. If the scrolling was necessary because of the many message since last time I visited I would be happy to have to do so, now it feels as inappropriate as the advertisements inserted a TV broadcasts¹ and an unnecessary CTS generating strain to boot.
It was a nice idea; we tried it; it doesn't add anything; it does more harm than good; so now lets clean up, having learned something and get rid of it.
¹ I threw away my last TV set at the end of the last millennium and I am not be up to date with current TV advertisement practises