There now seems to be a regular core of people who are using RIBnet chat -- mostly in the evenings but some people are around during the day too.
To make it easier to get started I've added a web based chat program which means that you don't need to install any software.
You'llk find it at www.rib.net/chat
It's on test at the moment, so please give it a go and let me know what you think.
< Edit: New thread opened here JK >