IRC is much better than flash chat. No lagginess and accommodates more users. Someone just needs to create and register a channel on one of the IRC networks. (there are plenty to choose from), and people don't necessarily need to download a client, they can connect using web based clients like mibbit.com.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?