Just a quick note. Much has been said about the new chat engine. Some of you hate it, some of you like it and some of you just don't care. This makes it really difficult to second guess what the majority of people would like to see. So I'm going on the general feedback posted on the site and basing changes on that.
What we have done is temporaily closed down the Community Room access from your Private Chat Bar and instead created a dedicated room for it. To access the New Community Room, simply click on the 'Chat' link located along the main horizontal menu at the top of any page.
By doing this we can aleviate the two biggest issues.
1) Increase the size of the room by default
2) Add a userlist to the room by default.
The chat bar at the lower right of your page will function exactly the same way for private chatting and private group chatting.