Perhaps my past experiences with Chatrooms for professionals may help the few chatters who have some questions.
First, I'd like to mention that - without a doubt - I'm certain that Loreena and whomever set up the Chatroom tried to offer the best for everyone.
1. There has been the question of how the questions are selected.
In the Chatrooms that I have worked in, the questions/statement submissions were usually seen by the Administrative Moderators. It was then their decision to select what they wanted the audience to view.
Now, I don't know what type of Chatroom platform QR has, but it became immediately clear to me that Loreena was being respectful for all incoming questions and well wishes being sent to her, as logically, I could not see any type of 'rigid moderation' going on, meaning, a 'careful selection' or triage of going through the incoming questions/statements.
I immediately sensed that Loreena wanted to be courteous towards all people who were submitting their remarks by allowing them to see it, whether 'questions' or not, and by the looks of it, the questions and/or statements were being 'released' as soon as they were coming in, hence that to me did appear as a first-come and first-serve basis.
2. As for the one-line typing space, this is normal for large chatrooms. It's just a question of acclimating or getting use to the space of one line.
Personally, I find that typing in "notepad" first, and then copying and pasting it in the line helps a great deal. It allows me also the opportunity to "proof-read" my words before submission.
3. When there are many submissions entering in the queue, the 'chat server' has to process the information as quickly as possible. Sometimes in the processing, a 'lag effect' takes place.
I remember one Chatroom where people were flocking in at a momentum where the 'Chat server' couldn't handle the fast influx, and people started to get bumped off, aside from their submissions being randomly displaced.
In this respect, one submission can be technically knocked off by the Server if it bumps into another submission. Much the same principle as trying to fill a bottle with blue, red and yellow marbles...we really don't know where all these marbles are going to land in the jar until they've settled.
In essence, the Chat Server is trying its best to process as quickly as possible. Again, the 'lag' symptom results in the 'processing' (bandwidth speed).
Side note: Also, your computer has a say in this as well. Obviously, those on DSL, will have a better chance of rendering faster submissions than someone on ordinary 'dial-up'.
I hope this has helped to answer a few questions. Overall, I found that Loreena handled this first-time Chat quite well, and I enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you QR Staff and Loreena!
Much love to all,