Does anyone actually use the chat room? Every time I've looked it's been empty which seems surprising considering how many people are registered on this forum. I'm wondering if it's because of the format of the chat room. It was so much easier to get a 'feel' for the old style NUTS based Echat where everyone had a profile and desc. and there was a real sense of community (occasional personality clashes aside).
Does anyone else share the same view or am I just living in the past?
Everyone does have a profile here, it is the profile that you see when you click on any user's name here. This entire Forum is the community itself, with the chat room just one method of communicating. I agree that it is not the same as the old NUTS-based chat system we used to have, but that style of chat is not possible here any more.
I'd be happy to support folks organizing chats at specific times, around specific subjects, etc.