The server was only used during specific hours of the day because of the initial games' location on a college website, but when the MUD game was useable, the servers were always full to the maximum capacity.
Place the computer in a well-trafficked area in the home where the whole family can use it, rather than out of sight in a bedroom.
While it may be revelatory to find a group of other people interested in the same topic as yourself, participants should remain aware of certain dangers as they talk the talk.
Through a chat room, a predator can engage a child and attempt to entice him out of the chat room into a private room or, in the worst case scenario, into a real life situation.
As a way to meet that special someone, online chat is a mixed bag.