The only downside I could see to this is it might cause people to drift away from the forums but then again, Unity's forums are fine and they have a ton of chat rooms places.
Anyone interested? GameSparks staff? It could lead to faster sharing of information. Just throwing it out there.
Anything that promotes answering :) Especially since it looks like gamesparks' audience is growing and the time differences we all have.
Hi One More Turn,
Thanks for the suggestion, a chat room wasn't in our plans but I'll run it by the team. We are currently in the process of upgrading our forums. We plan to have a system in place that will encourage more community interaction, this will include code snippet sharing between users and awarding prizes to users who are the voted the most helpful each month, among other things. How does that sound ?