the purpose of chat room is to discuss about trading and not beating by the bush (which most of the ppl are doing r8 now)
This comment is not only to you, but to many others who expressed the same opinion.
The purpose of the chat room is to discuss about trading. So I log in NOW, and see nothing of use being discussed. Does it stop me from asking useful questions?
IMO, if you have questions to ask, the chat room people will most likely help you. If you are looking for tips to make money right now ... yes, it is gossip going on. But that does not negate the chat room's availability for useful discussions.
The problem I have is most of the logged in people are looking for tips.
I think I have overstressed my point by now.
My personal opinion, chat room can be way more effective if a public transcript was available. Then people know what they write is not going to disappear and will be more cautious, also if someone wants to cull through the information seeking something useful, they can do that. I do not see anything wrong in putting the text public as the intent of the chat room is not socializing right?