i like quinns idea... im all for it.
i cant chat on wed, sat or late at night, my schedule is always changing. so set chat times wouldnt be such a great idea (for me). besides..[let me brag a little]...i just got another puppy, 10 wks, japanese akita, cutest thing...fuzz ball... so i wont have too much time to spend on the internet for the next few weeks...
How about just creating the channel and a bot to keep it open. Then pushing the matter to the SitePoint Admins and having them post it somewhere. Then people can wander in and out and newcomers can go there to ask there questions. Why does there have to be set times? If the room is empty they can come here.
Of course we can then schedule chats on different subjects as needed. Maybe even log them and create new content for SitePoint. Say an hour on PHP one day, ASP another or SQL the third.
d3v - I can't connect to that server through mIRC. Are there any other settings I need?
It just says "Unable to resolve server".
I'm in right now, but am alone - please can all the regular posters make a big effort to come in sometimes?
I know d3v comes in a lot - I saw him the other day. I have only ever seen 6 different people in the forum (they were not all at the same time!!)