Let me say first off, that I think webdude has and is doing a wonderful job.
But, maybe if there was a way to show who posted last on the post it would be easier to know that someone has responded to the last post you made. That way guys could keep a correspondence going in a bulletin board thread going and people would talk longer.
Keep the chat room; as more people spend time on the site, it will get used.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954