If anyone is interested, I setup a chat area months ago for people to use in conjunction with this forum (I wasn't asked to do this, I just thought I would add it for those who visit this forum), and my own website.
Also you don't have to register to use the chat area. You will only be allowed to join rooms already set as default. If you do register with the chat area, you'll be able to do more, like I said there is no need to register. Just enter your nickname, choose a room, and chat.