I doubt that. It would help people get to know each other better and do some casual chatting. We can't apply a rule for non-FM talk. Live chat should also help the arrangement of online FM games. I can't see how it could prove to be so harmful to our forum. You really believe that everyone will just go chatting and forget the forum? I think it will be quite dead at first and if we get lucky it will have 3-4 daily chatters after a month or so. But that's just my opinion..
if red will stay on the chat than everybody will since he is helping everyone on the site.make a chat and we will see if the forum will be dead or not.it i wont than i'll feel like an idiot, if it will die....than i will have that feeling again in my stomach hahahahah.
returning to serious matters.you could make a chat and if the forum will not be affected in any way than we can keep it.if we need rules on the chat, we will make them as we go by.