since the chat was removed, I really missed it, and I went ahead and registered an offsite chat - on an irc network called chatspike. They are very secure and a good place for homeless chats. Ofcourse you need a irc program to to connect. For security purposes one needs to register a nick to use the channel I've created, but you only register it to an email, and any email works.
To join the channel, fire up your irc program, like xchat, which I use (also it's free). http://xchat.org/
Connect to irc.chatspike.net/6667 OR if you want to use a secure connection irc.chatspike.net/6697
Then type in /join #highground
Tutorial for Chatpike if you need it: http://www.chatspike.net/cms/index.php?z=78&t=3
If you like the idea of a chat, you're welcome to join and bring any friends you have - I don't have that many friends in this community, so you're welcome to bring any.
So far it's only me in the chat, so please let me know if you encounter any problems, and I'll fix them.