I've always been one who is open to new things. If there was massive requests and support for a "chat room", I would say yes, go for it. But there are problems with chat rooms. First, the spammers. There would be multitudes of pirated software & keys for sale. There would have to be a dedicated moderator in "the room" 24/7, just to intercept these deals. At some point, one or more of the mods would be offered a "cut" of the deals to look the other way, and sooner or later, one would give in. Perhaps due to unemployment, but regardless, a mess would begin. Somehow or the other, this traffic would have to be diverted elsewhere, "to keep things quiet". At some point, someone is going to be pissed over a bad deal, then hell would break loose. Ultimately, Ian, being the owner & administrator of this forum, would be held partially responsible for everything, it's his forum. Ian knows how to run forums, and I'm very grateful that he has this one, open for anyone to join & participate in. I would never want to see him held accountable for someone else's doings. I'm not against the idea of a chat room, but someone who knows how to run and constantly police one should be the one to do it. I know that Ian has other forums, or at least at one time he has, anyway. But a forum & a chat room are two different ventures. And it's probably best that it remain that way.