We had chat not long ago.
Everyone preferred posting in the IPT.
Not quite, Nev. Eons ago the chat room was a busy, active, multi-national place. It really served to create and cement a number of relationship, not to mention provide some fun, friendly encounters amongst members who didn't know each other well at all. Heck there were even a bunch of times when non-members (and non-Alfa owners) popped in, and joined in the conversation.
It was perfectly common to see British, Danish, Portuguese, Guatemalan, Dutch, Belgian, Finish, Canadian, and Australian members all there at the same time -- which given the wide differences in time zones, was quite a feat. I really do miss those days.
Oh, and for the record, we even succeeded in having the odd live, video chat -- well at least those members with web-cameras would hook them up during the chat sessions for all the others to see.
As for the IPT people, they seemed to be the ones who didn't like the chat room or couldn't get the software to work. They then became their own forum sub-group.