The last thing you should ever do is retaliate or lower yourself to their level.
We offer lots of advice on how to deal with chat abuse and advice on our chat safety page.
Chat rooms are no fun when the majority are in private chat, and this only leads to a cycle where in the end a chat room becomes obsolete due to everyone chatting in private.
Please be aware our Chat Guides cannot monitor private conversations - some chatters will use this to their advantage by trying to engage in offensive chat or otherwise breaking the site rules.
In "Cyberhugs: Creating a Voice for Chronic Pain Sufferers through Technology," author Karin Becker, University North Dakota, Grand Forks, describes the social stigma, gender politics, and professional repercussions that often discourage people affected by chronic pain from talking about it.Sending a message Chat messages posted by all users are displayed in the main chat window.To add to the conversation, type a message into the text input box located below the main chat window, and hit the Enter or Return key on your keyboard.Other chatters involved in conversations are not going to stop and want you to get involved if all you do is jump into a chat room and say something like, "Hi, anyone want to chat? Gauge the feeling of the different personalities in the chat room, make comments or chat about the current subject being discussed and you are far more likely to be welcomed into the conversation making the rooms more pleasant for everyone.Try to reduce the time you spend in private chat as this will often exclude you from the communities in each chat room.