I received a few messages and instead of responding individually, for I'm sure that others signing up will have similar questions, I am posting my response here.
When you click on the link for the chat room, be sure to click on the *Rectangular Box* that says Chat Room with a person's face/profile on it. This will give you a pop up chat room. I've taken a pic of the chat box on my desktop, and this may give you a clearer picture of what it looks like.
After logging in, minimize your chat window and leave it on your desktop. Then, reopen your browser. This will keep you logged in and the chat box is always open. I keep the sounds on so I can hear someone coming into the chat room.
Try this and see if that solves any issues you are having.