I was thinking of replacing the xat chat with a built in shoutbox. Here's what it looks like. Here's where you can read more details about it http://xenforo.com/community/resources/taigachat-pro-realtime-chat-shoutbox.1224/ Advantages to xat: Custom smiles/any smiles BBcode Timestamps No Linkvalidator Less annoying xat/powers stuff. Less spammy unregistered people/bots. Interesting conversations can be archived to a thread. Built into the forum, one less registration people have to do to get full access to VGI. Disadvantages to xat: No private messages. Won't draw users who find out about VGI through xat.