Recently there has been a big drive to clean up the quality of the site by removing obsolete, low quality, off topic, and unanswerable questions. This has largely been down to the efforts a couple of users and driven through active use of the chat room. However, I think it is a bit difficult to discuss these sorts of issues on a publicly visible chat, partly because it can result in the user of interest joining in and taking the discussion off topic.
Would it be a good idea for trusted users to have access to a completely private chat room? That way we could discuss issues such as users who repeatedly ignore the policies of the site etc. without the risk of being subject to personal attack from these (often very rude) users
However it does feel a little bit 1984 allowing the a small minority to back channel and it makes me feel uneasy! Seeking opinions :)