Not sure what the problem is for you Liz (miss your laugh), I haven't had an update in the last three months and I'm on Paltalk nearly every day. As for pop-up's I get one when I go on, one when I leave and usually about one per hour/hour and a half. Not bad for a free service. With closed rooms remember that the maximum people allowed in the room is ten. As for starting another room Liz just remember what a load of abuse both Jon and I got over the closed/open room issue from people we thought were our friends. A lot of people who don't normally like folk music still remember the Mudcat rooms on Paltalk, Leah for one is a name you might remember.
I think it would be great to have a folk room again but until then you might like to try this, esp. if you are new to Paltalk. Each night RegisLen has an open room from 8pm-Midnight that encourages all types of music also Kelly's can be good.
Just Jock (another name from those good old days) has a room playing live from the Inverness festival this week, I found it Saturday and was lucky enough to hear most of Michael Marra live.
Hope to see some of you again soon,