The online chat is now officially all good to go. The problems people have experienced was due to the integration of the coding into the forum database, so member access is integrated directly with your existing data, no extra input. The system is currently only available to certain persons who have met certain criteria upon the forum, being a combination of days registered, posts and reputation score. If you don't meet these, then the system will not give you access. So basically, all angles are covered to ensure people are posting legitimately to get access to the chat system, and not merely relying on "x" number of posts, which could all be just BS to get access. Using days registered allows informed decisions to be made, and allows reputation to be passed positively or negatively if the user is posting honestly and not just trying some spammy nonsense to get access. The chat is heavily moderated, with over 10 moderators to kick or ban a user if they spam the chat, or abuse the chat. Ensure you read the [DLMURL="http://www.ptsdforum.org/thread1046.html"]chat rules[/DLMURL] if you have access, or else your chat lifespan will be very short. No, requests for access are a standing denied! The chat system is for those who define themselves as wanting to be part of the community, and not just for the world to abuse or use for personal chit chat with non PTSD related persons.