I have actually coded a fully functional chatroom-like service which will act as our "shoutbox". It should be premiering in the next couple months so look out for it. I may need some others to help test it out so if you're interested just shoot me a PM.
The chatroom program that I've coded is very similar to the Facebook chat service actually. You will be able to make private, group or public chat sessions about anything you want. I am certain that everyone here will like it very much.
It's something I wasn't able to do at FFR, but I do have it running over at AO for now.
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