@Mothership This has come up before. Partly the issue is privacy, since private chats would no longer then be private. I think the consensus at the time was that bad actors can be reported to moderators via chat itself but then you need to know who the mods and admins are. Otherwise I think they can just block offending (ab)user(s). Be that as it may (or may not be cuz my recollection is hazy on this): Seem like a "Report Abuse" button could be useful if it can be worked into the UI. 🐕 🌴 🌴
The chat feature integrated into NodeBB is great. One feature which would improve usability and convenience a lot would be the ability to quickly edit your last sent message by pressing the arrow up key on your keyboard (while the cursor is focused in the text box below). The current workflow requires to leave your keyboard and do all this by mouse which is not the best UX for a chat solution / not that intuitive.
This would make correcting all these mall typos everyone does way faster 😉