My understanding is that this forum will be the "home base" of our
discussions. However, if you want to have a "live" chat with other
members, especially on a particular topic, it can be held in the Yahoo
chat room. All we have to do is set up a date and time for a
particular topic discussion. I believe this is similar to, though not
exactly like, using AOL for instant message with one or more people.
If my understanding is correct, I do not see it as a threat to our
present situation. The only thing we may miss is a discussion on a
particular topic once in a while...However, I believe if something
extrememly interesting comes up in the "live chat" it will again be
brought up through ArtsEdNet.