As I understand, there is a fully functional RIBnet Live chat running as we speak (24/7)
The only thing is, 9 out of 10 times that I log on, it is empty!
So, howcome you aren't using the chat?
You can join via the web chat at www.rib.net/chat
Or, if you have Mirc you can join by clicking this link: irc://irc.rib.net/ribnet
You can download Mirc at www.mirc.com
If you want, you can take a look at the "Official" thread over here:
RIBnet live chat
I am posting this here to see if there is any chance to get more people visiting!