, thank you for the suggestion.
Yeah, we get the similar requests time to time, and other related suggestions to make our board more "chat friendly." Those are kind of difficult for us to implement because we are very much oriented to be a discussion board and not as a social chat board, and as such, as you mentioned, the closest we have come up as an "any topic" chat thread is the "Penny
" thread in Open Chat forum where members can post any topic that are related to what's happening in members' life recently, as well as other "topic oriented
" chat threads such as "Let's talk about our Pet!
" thread, "Siblings... Tell Us About Yours!
" thread, "Thread For Short People To Talk About Being Short!
." and "Maths, Do You Hate It?
" thread, and ...basically, pretty much most of the threads in Open Chat forum
(except the ones in two special sub-forums). XD
As far as creating a "shout-out box/chat box" type chat thread where members will post short "one line/one word" type chat comments, as is, they'll probably be considered as a spam postings for now, even in Spam Central forum, and hence it will probably get closed. Sorry!
But, we do take member suggestions seriously, and just because the things suggested by members do not show up as a result on the board right away, that does not mean these suggestions are forgotten. On contrary, we try to incorporate those suggestions whenever we get the chance to do so. And, this is one area I have been long considering, and trying to come up with some way to incorporate without turning us into a chat board. I have several ideas, but nothing is solid yet, and so, all I can say for now is I'll try to keep working on it, and thank you again for your suggestion! We'll probably merge this one to Suggestion thread sometime later. ^^
ETA: Dec. 16, 2020. Merged thread.