I chat occasionally and I enjoy it each time. Other than encountering a crude person rarely and knowing I can place that person in the ignore bin, I consider chat a highlight and somewhere to converse about something requiring rapid reply, unlike the replies in the forum where, sometimes, time-testing replies are unanswered and conversations unfinished.
DP chat is handy when discussing topics unrelated to current topics and personal matters such as those about health and tutoring. After all, who wants to discuss personal matters publically? Because chat is instantaneous, resembling conversation offline, it provides the opportunity for interactions of substance, enabling a higher possibility of friendship than what the forum enables. Relationships of whatever kind can happen, including those building and maintaining freedom in private life and public life, the life of politics.
DP chat serves an important function. It is the private sphere, where in depth conversations occur. It would be a shame to lose this function, one I consider integral to the growth of the recently rediscovered way of life, man's nature, freedom.
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.