The functionality I'd like to see is the ability to start a private conversation/thread from a user's profile page. On this thread, for example, if I want to privately tell jrock that he's a cheeseball or something, I want to be able to click his name and launch a conversation from there.
My understanding right now is that I need to back out of the thread, start a new thread, then enter him as the only recipient?
And then do these private threads appear in the list with all the public threads? Yucky.