Please provide a individual override option in the per user menu for the chatbox to be enabled or disabled.
This is imo generally a good idea, however i also have a specific example:
Some users have already started experimenting/using real time transcripts of all their conversations.
This is generally an interesting idea and amazing for deaf people, but since the user is still normally talking with the other players they communicate with, it's something one may not want to see.
At the moment i would need to turn chatboxes off completely for all players / friends, instead of being able to turn it off for just that person.
I definitely want to be able to see messages from a mute friend who want's to tell me something, but i would want to be able to turn it off from someone who has as transcript going on but does verbally communicate with me anyway.