Personally, we had a great time in that chat room. Many of us still communicate in another chat area. Long term online friends have been made.
Some came in to chat and left, and that's ok, that is what a chat room is all about. It depends on what you wanted out of a chat room.
Everyone had their topics, you could chat if you wanted to participate or just wait until there was something that came up that was interesting to you.
But I am not saying that this whole board will conform to a chat room, they don't even agree on what is being said in a forum. Opinions are formed no matter where it's said. It could be just an email. Who knows? We enjoy one another here and there.