OK Chris et al, ya bunch of cry-babies...
Just did a quick Google search and created a 'rumsoakedfist' room here:http://us4.chatzy.com/11738462987238
Instead of bugging the admins, we can just do it like we used to before -- someone would bump this thread (or create a new one in OTT, if this one dies out, with a title like "Chat is on!" or "Free beer" or whatever), and re-post the above link and invite the folks/let them know he or she is there and available for chat at the moment.
Maybe an admin could even sticky it at the top. Ya know, just for Chris.
Haven't played with it much, but a quick test revealed this particular chat "app" to be very nice and clean, it's Java-based (no Flash), AND there are no password or signup requirements of any kind
needed to enter the room/join the chat.