I'd like to suggest that Chat be a permanent addition to Metafilter.
posted by leotrotsky to Feature Requests at 4:10 PM (173 comments total)
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I know the mods have informally said it will stay up indefinitely, but, I think it should be a formal part of the site. Why, you ask?
a. It burns off some of the excess jabber and derails that otherwise clutter up thread
b. it allows the excess jabber and derails that made this site a little more informal and goofy in the olden days.
c. unlike #mefi, it's semi-official, with access only for mefi members and with the accountability that comes from persistent user ids.
d. it creates an opportunity for additional rapport between site members
e. it's been suggested that it be kept a bit on the DL, 'for superusers' or other habitués of the gray. I'd be curious to hear the mods' reasoning for this.
f. I love you all, thanks!