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Do you use Chit Chat here on PT?
Old 07-20-2020, 06:39 AM
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If I have something private to say to you here, I send a PM. I donít use Chit Chat, except to reply to someone who sent me a Chit Chat, because it looks like itís public.

What am I missing?


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Old 07-20-2020, 07:30 AM
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It is public. I don't really use it either (I often don't even really think about it), unless someone sends something to me. I'm either writing on the group boards or sending a PM.
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:39 AM
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Iíve mistakenly sent a chitchat while thinking I was sending a private message.
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I use it
Old 07-20-2020, 08:00 AM
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When I think someone might not see a response on their thread, I sometimes use the chitchat. That way they canít miss it. Unless someone purposely seeks it out, itís only seen by the person itís meant for.

I was actually shocked to learn that a chitchat I sent once was considered public by the person I sent it to. I would never chitchat anything personal.
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:57 AM
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I've never heard of it. Where do you find it?

And now I'm filled with questions:
What's it for? If it's public, wouldn't it make sense to put it on a thread? If it's private, it makes sense to send a PM. Is it a public conversation between two people? Who wants to read that?

I'm filled with curiosity!


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Old 07-20-2020, 09:34 AM
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I never use it. Once or twice someone has sent me a message, but I assumed they though it was a PM.

No idea what itís use is.

For the record, I do use PM, but Iíve never done the chat room.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:36 AM
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GreenBunny, just click on your name at the top of this page or go to Member Profile. There it is.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:36 AM
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Iíve done it mistakenly
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:38 AM
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Only to reply to someone who sends one to me. If I have something to say to one individual I use a PM. I do think some people send a chit chat thinking it's a PM. I don't use it because it's public and also you can't see your own response unless you do to that person's page, just the original message.
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Same here
Old 07-20-2020, 10:46 AM
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Only to reply.


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Old 07-20-2020, 10:52 AM
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I use it occasionally when I want to send a message and I don't feel it needs to be private. It's annoying that many people respond on their own chit chat (I'm assuming that's because FB works like that? You respond on your own thread?) because I have no idea they've responded. You have to respond on the other person's chit chat for them to get the notification.

There have been many times I've wanted to send a little message and don't feel it needs to go on the board and use up a thread there (and therefore push all the other threads down toward the next page), but it's not private, either, and chit chat is a fine place for it.
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:44 AM
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Do you get notification when someone sends a chit chat? Does it say it is a chit chat? Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:57 AM
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Wow! I never paid any attention.....I thought I was using pm. Always glad to learn something new!
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:34 PM
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I think I use it much like Munchkins and GraceKrispy do. If I think Iím late in responding, I might leave a chitchat. I do use PMs for private messages as well. I will sometimes use a chitchat to follow up on a member who has been struggling - I leave a message of support. I also try very hard to leave a chitchat to people who respond to a thread Iíve started. I leave a general thank you on the thread, but try the personal touch as well.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:53 PM
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up by your name, where it says "Welcome tctrojan" at the top of the PT pages, you see a start and "Your Messages: " When you have a chit chat, that is where the notification appears. If you click on "Your Messages," it brings up a pop-up menu that lets you know where the message is (PM, Chit Chat, invitation, etc.).

Sometimes I miss a chitchat for a bit because it doesn't give you the alert pop-up like getting a PM will do. You might be able to change some things in your settings. I'll go leave a chit chat on your page so you can see it in action
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:58 PM
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I've only used it to respond to someone who has left me one.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:19 PM
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Thank you, amiga13! I didn't know that was there although when I looked to see what it was, I see that I've deleted 7 chitchats. I daresay I would only use it to answer someone who has sent me a chitchat.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:23 PM
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I daresay I would only use it to answer someone who has sent me a chitchat.
Since you don't have chit chat active on your page, that will never happen!

For those who don't already know, you can customize your profile page and take things off, like chit chat and the ability to friend.
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:32 PM
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Same as most of you here - only to reply to someone who sends me one!

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