When we say for the duration, we mean it may be temporary, but we don't know if it is a matter of days, weeks, or months; and maybe not even until someone decides to film The Hobbit.
So this would be looking closer then? (Assuming PJ and newline don't actually go to war over LotR) Even if we can't get it up 24/7 we used to have that other room that was only open at certain times - would the council be able to volunteer time each week to have it open? The you could post when it would be open on here, and those of us that wanted to could attend.... Even a trial of this?
The chatroom was a great place, I'd love to see it back even in a limited way. I find the forum a lot harder to use these days, it's bigger and the amount of threads is crazy, you can't see the names of the people who are online so you know who you are talking to... The immediacy of it is definitely missing.