Since the time this site came, we haven't seen much of engagement of users in chatroom. I personally feel chatroom is good place where many things can be discussed and sorted out. Of course a continuous moderation of chat is also needed by Room Owners in case the conversation gets heated or goes off topic. Couple of good reasons why I think it can be a good place if a lot of users join the chat:
If users from different topic preference will join the chat, they can see the feeds of newly posted questions. And can track their topic queue.
We can also discuss with others before answering any question or posting any question, that will help in making the post quality better.
Post treatment will improve; for example if some question/answer needed to be hammered or edited or anything else, it can be handled quickly.
Users involvement will be better. Currently most of the users starts jumping into heated discussion under question/answer post, which can be avoided.
For making Hinduism chatroom a better place. We also added set of rules to be followed when discussing in chat, which is pinned in starred messages board. The link to the chat rules has other useful details too like Chat formatting guide and How a new user can get started etc. We are working to improve chat rules link in order to make it more useful for newbies and regular users as well.
So here I am looking for advice as to how we can improve and make full use of chatroom and bring more users to the chatroom.