we need to have pm's on here.. not every word should have to be said in public.. especially if you are working 1 on 1 with someone specifically or want to show a specific someone something.. regardless of this "open source" chatting. people do have a right to privacy as well. i don't need a million people knowing exactly what i'm working on. kinda hard to get the exact help one needs on something without having to give up the whole project to everyone.
i personally have never seen a board without pm's.. ever! this is a definite first... and very annoying actually.