Kind of an open question to @len and the TP folks, but I’m curious as to what the Liner community has to say about this.
What are the future plans for Chat and the Forum? When you go into Chat, it says “Please use this chat for in-park questions, comments, etc. General chat can now be accessed through our Discussion Forum!” However, Liners now seem to have devolved into two camps: Chatters and Forum-ers. I find this troublesome, as the Liner community is a very knowledgeable bunch and I would prefer to get their answers/opinions on things by posting in a single location instead of two.
In terms of my opinion as to what should be done, I think that the time has come to put a stake in Chat. The Forum provides a wealth of functionality that Chatters were always asking for, and if I understand things correctly the operation of Chat takes a sizable chunk of the TP IT resources. I know that many people were turned off of the Forum initially due to functional issues, but as far as I can tell these issues have been addressed. Change is difficult, but I think that once the last hold-outs have made the leap over to the Forum they will find that it is not as bad as they may think.