Some members of the Fractal Future Network voiced their wish for a chat room for this community. I have been somewhat reluctant about installing one, because I wasn’t convinced by the technical possibilities that I’ve researched so far. However @mawei did his own research and found a chat software that turns out to be quite nice indeed: Chatango. It’s a custom chat that doesn’t use IRC, Jabber/XMPP, as far as I know, so it flew under my radar. However, it works pretty nicely. You can find it on the bottom right by clicking on the small box. Also, you can display it in a dedicated browser window by clicking on the “Chat” link on the very top.
In both cases, it is recommended that you register a username. Your name from this forum is not automatically taken, because the chat is an external service that is not directly linked with the Fractal Future Forum.
I could also include the chat into the Fractal Future Blog and Wiki, if there is any demand.
Have fun with this feature and thanks to @mawei for this commendable initiative! This way, the Fractal Future Network can grow and become better much faster than.