I say NAY, NAY, NAY I am totally against private chatting. For one, nobody will ever talk to me.
And second I like being involved in all the conversations. It's what makes this a great community. Face it we arn't trying to make love connections here... no need for the one to one intimate communication. Unless you look like Jessica Alba then I am all for it, and many of you do NOT.
Hmm perhaps a pub chat where anyone could just throw comments out, but then again there are so many people on this site, it would get out of control and noone would be able to keep up. I can see pub chats working within each individual forum, but definetly not in the main forum, way to many members are logged in their, it would be a disaster. While the other forums would only have around 250 members per forum. Hmm something to think about.