I heard someone mention this the other day and thought it might be nice to get a consensus on this although ultimately folks can group anytime they so choose. I will start a poll to try and determine the time that is best for the 'Official SMF Chat" and if nothing else you guys can use that to determine what would be best. The poll will allow you to choose a day.. we will assume late evening as the official time of day the chat will be held. I will not promise to always be there since, like some of you, my schedule gets a little hairy sometimes but I will make a concerted effort Just a tip for those who don't know.. the new chat has quite a few options. If someones text is too dark you can click on options to change your background to make it more readable. You can also click on the usernames at the right and select private chat to have a "side" chat with someone if you so choose. This is especially great if you have something off topic to say or just want to say something to an individual and not the entire group. Those of you who have been using it.. feel free to chime in on other goodies you have found in the chat area to help the newbies along. In case you have not noticed.. on the right side of the home page we now have a chat Information box that shows all rooms and who is available in each one. In the forums area this box is located on the left side about halfway down the page. by the way.. I just had another bright idea.. You guys could hit a different topic each week and we could advertise in the Events box that Chat will be Friday night at 8 Pm or whatever and we will be discussing "How to Smoke Tender Ribs" or other topic of someones choosing. If anyone is interested in hosting the chat, I think it would be a great idea to have a different host each week. Someone who would make sure things stayed on course and kind of took the reins for the evening in the chat room. It is obvious that I am rambling here.. please forgive me! I just had some ideas pop into my head and thought I would just sling 'em out there and see what happened.