A post in live help about off-topic chat in the Trading Channel started a discussion there that needed to move off the live help channel, so this post is to continue the discussion.
While it is clear that totally off-topic threads of chat are inappropriate on the Trade Channel, there seems to be disagreement on just how literally the warning that the Channel is for Trade chat only should be taken. My position is that in the course of trading, traders will naturally digress occasionally into friendly chatter arising from the trades taking place. I think this is natural and okay. I stated that the Channel would lose a lot of its charm if all posts had to be strictly trade related.
Another glitch posted that they didn't think charm was needed on the trade channel and that the "trade-related chat only" rule should be literally enforced. (My own feeling is that EVERYTHING in Glitch should have charm.)
So how do you feel about this? Maybe more importantly how does TS view the issue?