I know how to log out. My problem is that when I'm on GAG, I usually have multiple tabs of it open. What happens is that if you log out on one tab, it doesn't always log you out on the others, or it will log-in without you telling it to.
Also, sometimes I would like to chat with a few specific people, but that doesn't mean that I want to chat with everyone who messages me. I especially hate it when someone messages me when they don't have anything to talk about and expect me to run the conversation, or the people who get mad at me for not responding quickly enough (when I'm often multi-tasking).
I usually turn it off because I'm doing other laptop work, or watching an online movie, playing around the house, licking my paws. I don't want to answer IMs while my paws are wet. Other times I'm out hiking or waiting for a rat to leave it's hole, using my mobile device to browse the internet just for messeges and maybe answer a few questions.
If someone knows how to turn it off and doesn't and then complains about getting messages, I believe that they want to be approached somehow and don't want to make it obvious so they do that stupid drama... that is annoying.
I like the chat feature, lol but I usually don't have my sound on...I hate the blubblublblubblub sounds. lol Drives me nuts! Sometimes I just want to see what the questions are & just post. So...it all depends on themood of the day...
Sometimes I don't feel like talking to the people who are online or I'm just busy and I don't have the time to sit there and try and keep up a conversation
I'd say they just don't want to talk to people. Not sure. If they didn't want to talk, they shouldn't have added you or accepted your request. I'm one of the individuals on this site that doesn't chat much with other users. So I just don't add/accept any to avoid the awkwardness of "why did you add me, if you weren't going to talk" type thing.
People always start chatting right when I log in... I might just want to answer a few questions, but before the page finishes loading I have a message from someone. =P I wish the default was signed out and you could click on it to sign in rather then having to sign out all the time.