i have chatted here and on the old site occasionally, but io be honest i'm not a great one for sporadic light conversation while doing other things kind of chat.
i'm more into one-to-one conversations, mostly with established friends, mainly at prearranged times. is there any kind of one-to-one chat facility here?
what would be good is if we arranged particular group chat times. obviously no time would be convenient for all, but if there's a handful of people into chatting, better that they're all in the chat room at the same time, than each there alone at different times.
am i right in thinking that you know how many people are in the chat room, but not who they are until you are there yourself, by which time you're revealed your presence to them? (i could be wrong about this.) if there's just one person in the chat room, they could be someone you don't click with, a complete stranger, or someone wanting a more intense conversation than you're up for. if there's two people in it, i suspect that they're having an intimate conversation, and so i don't like to intrude. if there's five, i might think 'this looks like quite a scene, i'll check it out'.
i do think the CDL community can be much better if we do more than just post opinions on boards. private messages are good. xx