It was never intended to go on this long. It was a spur-of-the-moment posting, made because some people were feeling ignored and I thought it would be nice to have a place where everyone could be sure of getting some response.
There was a point where I felt like Dr Frankenstein - "I've created a monster, and it's going to destroy me". Since I had originally promised I would answer every post in the threed, there were days when I spent so much of my online time answering the Threadkillers that I didn't have time to play elsewhere, which is why I eventually modified it - now I only promise that no post will be left unanswered. It has become a palce where people come to sign in and say 'hi', and certainly it has been an entry point to the Forum for several BookCrossers.
But lately Chit Chat has become much slower, and so has the thread, and I'm wondering if it's time to call it a day. I don't want to pull the plug on it if people still want it, but I don't want to keep it going just for the sake of it.
I'm going to post an open poll and see what people think.