I don't put chat rooms on any of my forums because it takes away from forum content. However Suzie has asked for it for a long time. So when we upgrade this website (sometime before the end of the year, lots of new features!) I will add a chat room.

I would like the chat room hosted on our server, and for it to have automatic hours to open and close. Like maybe a six hour window a day or something like that. All according to what works best for members.

Good idea!