Can't pm other members ? People not using chatroom ?

I also feel that less people use the chat room. So I decided for a start to visit the chat room every sunday 3.30 to 4.30 PM. so i feel after some time some people will be regular and may be it can be extended to other days
PM or profile messages should be allowed.
or some way to interact with a member who is not active from a long time.

i request admin to consider this once again.