Although chat rooms are nice for some communication for some people. I usually am busy most of the time, retired don't know why I am so busy, that scheduled times for most things don't work for me.
That is why I like forums like this that allow me when I have a few minutes to check the posts. Also, discussed problems /solutions just seem to be viewed by many more thru posts than a "chat" room format, thus helping more and getting more viewpoints/input.
Will I participate?? I really don't know, if I have a few minutes at the time it will be okay and I probably would, maybe. But it is not on my high priority list.
Schedules of anything make me think I am working, I retired to get away from schedules and the many meetings that I had to attend daily.
For those that like chat rooms and scheduled times, it is available, have fun.
Well that's my opinion, Just like other things, everybody's got one.