Opening a can of worms Dodger? I've been here long enough to see that it is somewhat cyclical, numbers rise and fall as lives change. However up until about two years ago it was a fairly vibrant and busy place. Most days/evenings would find at least seven or eight people chatting about their day, the news or pretty much anything. Unfortunately, one member was allowed to attack people politically and personally, causing a lot of hurt feelings and quite a few regulars left the site. She was eventually banned, but it was too late. The site gradually built up again and seemed to stabilize until a few more like minded individuals have come in, chasing away new people with sarcastic or inane comments, ridiculous forum posts and rude behaviour. Their agenda seems to be simply to destroy what was a chat room with intelligent, witty, sometimes serious, sometimes completely insane conversation. Eventually, these too will leave as people refuse to engage with them, but in the mean time, it's certainly hit or miss to find appealing conversation. The solution? Possibly a breathalyser or mental stability test, but that seems highly unlikely, quite impossible to administer.