What's the difference between this and a third-party program such as Skype?
Saten and I had an interesting conversation about this.Just make it so we can use osu! in-game chat like it was IRC. Let us create channels and moderate them. Some groups of users who have enough knowledge to do so already do this on IRC and don't even use osu! chat. If a channel is 100% private it shouldn't need any kind of moderation. Of course, peppy should have administrator privileges and access to every channel just in case. But really if I make a chat channel with 10 friends and we want to talk about porn then why do you mind, we already do this for talking "forbidden matters" on #spectator or other chat platforms.
There must be an limit of some sort. Or else this would start to require moderating if things happen. I think one of the reason why people don't like to use the multiplayer chat is because there's only 8 slots. but can't someone just leave in case they're not having the conversation anymore? Not even #osu has conversations with over 8 people at the same time.
but don't get me wrong. This would be amazing for me with my closest friends since we're all connected in a way and we'd all love to discuss with each other in private, together sometimes.
You can use #spectator which allows you as many people as you want.Perhaps but its limitation comes in when you want to spec someone else you get booted from that chat.