May I suggest two boards?
One for the B.S. type people, call it Mud II. Or perhaps limiting "chat" to the "chat-room."
And the original Mud for those who were drawn here because it is viable alternative to "newgroups" and AOL..... and a legitimatly recognized source for MUSICAL information, MUSICAL dialogue, MUSICAL insight, MUSICAL expertise.
Mudders, Go back, count your own posts recorded in the directory. And then do a self assesment, are you "social" or are you "folk."
G.A.S.P. I for one am with you. You certainly got the BIRDS here to cackling when you kicked the hen house.