I think it's what you're talking about. If you click on a poster's name one of the options is "start a conversation". You can then invite that person and others into a private thread with what appears to be all the features of a normal thread. I could see using it like a Chat Room when things are popping in Cards land or when the Suns return from the dead. It's much more effective than the private messaging we had on the other software. We could start a conversation every Sunday for the Game Day thread inviting only the posters that have asked for access. That way people wouldn't have to worry about violating the language restrictions in the heat of the moment. I'm not sure how the language filters work when you're in a private conversation but I would assume they're turned off.