Private chat

I spoke with a mod today and asked if private chat was ever coming back and the answer was "probably, no." I am sure there are reasons and we need to respect that.
It isn't chat, but "conversations" happen and if both parties are on the board I imagine they could be quite lively. In both cases you're relying on your keyboard to communicate. I'm old enough that chat and most social media seem foreign to me. I'm beginning to do a bit of text messaging but doing that on my iPhone is a recipe for frustration. I'll take a computer keyboard every time... though FaceTime and Skype are my preferred ways of talking with friends. Of course, friends know who I am... :p