^Yeah I can understand that. Conversations would take place on their that would take away from threads.
What about a messenger where you can send IM's directly to members who are signed in? This way you can talk to people live without having to police a chat or worry about signing up or switching messaging systems.
Hey Rip, if i was you i would stop going at it about the chat room b/c Meh is going to start getting pissed off. Just be patient man. He will tell us sooner or later if it's going to happen or not. So just be patient.