Like it says in the BIG RED link at the top of the forum page:
quote:Percy in Impossible to Miss Link:
AddOnChat now offers a free version, so chat is back. It's in the main menu bar at the top of the page next to All Topics. It lacks advanced features and (they claim) includes advertising, but hey, did I mention it's free?
Well, I personally would help pay for a more advanced version. Not a large amount, but I'd chip in $5.00 if we could get a few of us to do that, we could have a deluxe chat with rooms, colors, and lots of bells and whistles!
Theodoric writes: I wish the All Topics page would auto refresh.
Please, no. I don't want that.
While at the site, I keep the "All Topics" page open in one tab, and read posts in a second tab. And I want that "All Topics" page to remain unchanged until I have finished reading all of the updated threads that I wish to read. It is easy enough for me to refresh the page when I am ready.
Sorry for the OT reply. Now back to your regularly scheduled discussion of chat.
I'm all for chat, it takes me back to my early days debating creationists when I frequented the Yahoo! science chat rooms.
I'm with Theodoric though that arranging a common IRC chatroom name might be a better solution, but if the previous instance of chat is anything to go by there probably wouldn't be enough traffic to try and establish a permanent channel just an ad hoc agreement to use something like #EvCForum on a specific IRC net.