Our chats are on Telegram and are invite-only.
We have separate rooms for general chat, politics, early drama reporting, and technology. Regular game and movie nights are held. These rooms are meant to be a safe environment for sane, genuine people to interact without having to worry about grifters, trolls, radicals, and other toxic people.
You will be invited via email if you are a regular content contributor to this website. You can also skip this step by donating $5 or more
to help fund the board. If you donate and want in our chats, contact me via Telegram
Experience has shown me that keeping an open chatroom will attract grifters and trolls wishing to post fake bad takes in said chat on an alt account of theirs (which is then presented on social media as "normal behavior for the group" along with a list of members). I have addressed this by not only making the chat harder to get into, but by making the posting of screenshotable takes a warn/ban situation. I am not interested in running a secret society for antisocial behavior.
I would much rather run open chats where people can speak their minds (and agree to disagree about whatever things). But this is not advisable in an era where misleading, disingenuous callouts by malicious actors are so damn profitable. Instead, I must prioritize the safety of my friends and supporters by running private chats with literally nothing interesting to leak.