what's your opinion of adding a chat option
i think it's a great idea to improve our new languages by sharing
My chatting experiences on other language learning sites have been negative. Too few people actually interested in learning. Without moderation/guidance/direction it ends up being the same few people saying the same old things = a social network. We already have the option of discussing lessons and/or posting on one another's threads..
Sounds like it could be a good idea, but there are a couple places it could fail. Like a couple other people said, it could attract perverts/spambots/etcetera, but it could be very helpful. I'd like it if it was more geared towards a pen pal option; I'm learning Spanish and someone else is learning English, so we chat and correct each other.