You are so not helping. It's like every area of my life is some sort of popularity contest or something. At work, everyone always asks me to pass the phone onto someone else, even when it turns out that it's part of my job to talk to these people and answer their questions. One more person asks for the person who's leaving at the end of next week (who's job I'm taking over on Monday) and I will find where they are and slap them. Honestly, how am I meant to learn how to do my job when no-one will let me do my job? So, just now I thought I'd go into chat and maybe talk to someone about this, only as soon as I sign in and say hello, someone else signs in, and everyone leaps on him. They're deep into discussion in less than a minute. I PM someone who isn't in the main chat, but figure that they're probably not up to talking as they're in a room on their own anyway, but let's see if they're okay - maybe if they want to talk about something bothering them, I can get this other stuff off my mind till Monday. No answer, but that's understandable - the person's quite often in the forums helping people anyway. Back in the main chat I wait a few minutes to see if anyone might have noticed me. And then it hits me - it's another popularity contest. And I always lose those.