Gee Sky, I'm glad you asked this question
ChitChat has 2 modes - "Live" and "History"
If you are in the "Live" chat it will automatically refresh the window about every 20 seconds. That way current posts are reflected at the top right away. (By the way, that refresh makes a click sound on Windows based machines.) It is just the way chat normally works.
If however, you want to read down the Chat and see what has been talked about before you got into the Chit Chat room, open the "History" in a new window. It will not refresh. But you will also NOT see new posts if there are other people posting. That is why I recommend opening it in a new window - so you can see the current Chat posts as well as what was said in the past.
Also, I have been talking with Java of Java's Bachelor Pad about doing a Live streaming Lounge radio show for an ongoing Cocktail Hour here on Lotta Living...
So we have some fun times ahead to look forward to here on Chit Chat!!!