Nah, I tried chat in 01-03, before I started on the boards. And I used to do other chats too. I just don't care for the fast-paced, incoherency of chat, or the inconvenience of times. Forums stay up all day every day. So I check the boards, respond to what I feel like, then lose interest for about 15 minutes, refresh the forums, see if anythings new. With chat it's like 10 conversations being spewed down my screen at an explosive rate that drives me nuts. The less comfort of familiarity with users and images also bothers me. I enjoy names, sigs and avatars more. Also, chat cant be referenced or anything, So I like the forums because i can look at any topic ever, and quote thereforth.