If you want a more immediate expiration of messages, you can set content to delete as soon as it's been opened and read.
Finally, there is protection against screenshots with no names displayed in private chat rooms.
If you're new to our site, we also suggest that you take a look at our Chat Room Etiquette page.
For your personal safety, do not ask for or give out your last name, address, phone number, email address, passwords or any of your Facebook, Skype, Yahoo, etc information to any person in this chat room.
In our innocence, though, we were too giddy to be bothered by these facts.
I'd sit for scores of minutes at a time, waiting impatiently for that little running AOL man to enter his successive phase of connectedness.Until your potential mate requested a picture, of course. We knew the thrill of navigating the unknown wildernesses of the internet before firewalls and parental controls and the like neutralized the treacherous terrain. Sure, we may have talked to a pedophile or two, but we lived, dammit. Once upon a time, our parents didn't have a clue what we were doing online.The internet was a new and exciting place, and it seemed like a safe and inpenetrable fortress of unsupervised mischief.Words like "modem failure" and "inability to connect" haunted us, forcing us to redial and redial until finally we could enter our glorious online community.