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I'm not sure I know what you mean. I'm just trying to create a resource community for souls like those of us that visit sites and forums like this. I have links on my site, but the current main focus of the site is the chat system. Forums are great and that's why i don't have my own forums and direct people here for info and forums. But sometimes, people just need to have a chat with others like them. Real-time conversations simply can't be replaced when you're confused and looking for someone to talk to. As such, I created my site with a focus on chat and informative links.
I have tried some of the other chat's I have seen listed in the forums. The only one I have seen other users in was the one at namastecafe and that one is too often visited by jerks and spammers. I was in there a few times trying to have a real conversation and one of the users just kept spamming many lines of the message "i need to get laid" and another user was joining multiple times with various vulgar or mocking user names just to annoy people. There's never an admin there as it's a free service run by another company and thus even the person that created that chat room doesn't even have any control. The system I set up is entirely private in that I installed the server and software and have admin control and can grant other responsible users operator or "moderator" control. And even if an op is not present, most of the regular users have "voice" rights meaning they can start a vote kick if a user is being harassing etc. This makes the chat much more pleasant as jerks and spammers can be removed and discussion can continue. So far however, there has been no need for these controls yet, but having them ensures quality will stay high.
The other nice thing about the chat I set up is that you do not have to stay on a web page to use it. It is an irc server and there are specialized client programs (some IM programs such as pigin and trillian even include irc) so you can leave it running and check back to it any time you feel like it. You can of course do this with the web page as well, but some people prefer to have a client program, and it's also useful if a user wants to chat but for whatever reason they can't load the chat page.
All in all, I like to be able to have real time conversations with others like me, and I know many others do as well. As such, my site was created. If you have any further questions, please feel free to PM me or hop in the chat and leave me a message.