I wouldn't say that we are struggling for activity, first of all. I think that things are slow mostly because people are just hitting the time of their lives where school and other life commitments weigh down at their heaviest. That said, ZEJ has certainly had great times this past year, and some rough times. I am not entirely convinced that bringing in a shoutbox would be a solution. I think that having the IRC is sufficient, but I do know that keeping our Skype group and #CoE separate is not conducive to creating one 'whole' out of two major 'parts.' If we were getting a shoutbox, I would expect that would be abolishing #CoE. And I know for a fact that, as a community that detests big changes on principle, the #CoEsters will be very adamantly against that. The platform of IRC gives us a lot more control, and it's nicer to work with. I don't know what the rest of #CoE would think if we tried to neuter it. So I guess to that end, I'd like more input. Do we do a shoutbox at the cost of giving up the IRC channel? It would not be conducive to have both.