I have no trouble keeping up in chat rooms as have been using them for about 3 yrs now.
But sometimes whne there are a group in there talking about things they only know about, it can be a bit like trying to understand and join in on a private joke. A chat room is for chatting to everyone, if a private chat is wanted then msn or the like is the place for that.
Also, I didnt really feel ignored or bothered, I just to point out I think it can be rude if someone, anyone, joins the chat room and the peeps already in there carry on regardless.
Ok. apoligies from me too, looked in for the first time tonight, two seconds in and coudn't work a thing....??? oh well i think i'll stick to msn..!