I am so glad that there are chats on ADF. When I joined about three years ago, I felt so distant from everything. I started to attend a grove and, while that helped, I only saw people 8 times a year. I didn't get to know anyone. Then I started to befriend people on Live Journal and Facebook. This also helped and yet it was still kind of lacking.
Finally there were more and more chats on ADF. Real time interaction. I feel like I'm really getting to know some of the wonderful people in ADF. I'm getting to know peoples' personalities and humors. It's fun and spiritually/intellectually stimulating at the same time. I don't feel so alone up here when I participate.