Many people are voicing their sorrow that the chat room has disappeared from Happy Cow. The chat room was a fantastic avenue for vegans and vegetarians to share their experiences, recipes, and simply a place for people who don't have many others who share their values to commiserate. It was a valuable resource for new vegans and vegetarians to get real-time information and support. It would be a shame to see it not return.
I second the eloquent plea by Beatnik to see the chat room return. The chat room allowed vegan friendships to flourish, assisted baby vegans in taking bigger steps, and even converted the occasional carcass eater who found his match in the chat room. Happy Cow's indispensable list of vegan restaurants and vegan chat are synergistic. They share a symbiotic relationship. Please bring back chat. Make the Happy Cow whole again!
Where's chat? Waaaahhh! I so enjoyed visiting chat, in hopes of helping out new vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious people. New folks would come in and express relief that there was somewhere to go for support, friendship, and information from actual people in real time. 'Old' folks (people who'd return to chat again & again) enjoyed keeping in touch this way too! Hoping you will bring the chat room back. : )
Surprised to see the chat down, it served such an influential avenue for people to connect from around the world on such a noble common ground,possibly even meet and develop life changing relationships like many have. Not to mention the information people are able to access by talking to real life people when entering the VEG life style. I think it would serve a big purpose to have it up and running again.
Thank you for your time, service and consideration making the world a better place with happycow.net.
I've been using the HC chat room since 08. My veggie home away from home. Lots of great people chat it up there and it's fun to interact on the many veggie issues. It's used extensively by established members and it's a great encouragement for new veggies who drop in. Please bring back the chat room !
I badly miss chat because of the friendships I have made. Not often do I have the time to spend on Chat, but when I do those minutes are valuable for my knowledge and for a bit of online social experience.