Not only nobody in HackChat was actually experienced in it (or was dumb enough to admit it), the guy didn't want to do his own research in the slightest. Half an hour later, the guy was persuaded that all HackChat's inhabitants are bots, and for illegal stuff he needs to get to deep levels of Hackaday Chat, where the real hackers talk (and for that, he'd first need to find some clues in the HTML and JS of HackChat, like in a puzzle). The guy left the chat, saying he'd delete his account (which he did) and would re-join later.
Two weeks later:
Question checks out ;-)