I spent a couple days at my parents' house recently, and during parts of my visit, I logged onto the HTF. At one point, my mother asked me, "What do you get out of those audio chat rooms?" The term "chat room" struck me odd, but I suppose the HTF could be considered a chat room. The term sounded odd to me in the context of the HTF due to a negative connotation that I have assigned to "chat room" over the years. Without trying to spark undue controversy, when I hear "chat room", I think of news stories on web sites where people seek to meet other people and where some parties involved are underage. To me, "chat room" conjures up the image of sites where acts of, let's say, questional intent or motive are occurring. Is it just me? Do you view the HTF and related sites as "chat rooms"? I call them "message boards". To me, "message board" implies legitimacy. Maybe it is just me.