As everyone know, the chat is pretty deserted at times, and the main reason is probably that people don't get on chat since they don't see others on due to Wikia not having an "online user list" like forums do.
This is a new idea by me, making the chat less deserted. It's simply that, when you are active, be sure to open chat in a new tab, then leave it there. Eventually, someone* will come on, and as more users coming on, the chat will be crowded, and can have like 5 users in under 30 minutes! Well, at least if that many users are online at that moment.
So, whaddya think?