Thanks, fivetalents !
I did get the notification that you had mentioned my name here, but no chats were begun.
I thought pm’ing was just to make sure members got the deals…kind of to nudge lurkers to join and speak up.
When you get an alert that your name was mentioned, it is so you can go to a thread read the post in which your name was mentioned. It has nothing to do with private chats: you get a different alert for new unread chats.
Yes, lurkers scooping up codes without contributing or letting others know they’ve used them is another reason some choose to exchange code via chat (I was just being nice, LOL).