As of now the Chat Zone is no more, sorry for the lack of warning, but we needed to get moving on this. We're upgrading the Chat Zone right now, and this can be a complex process. But when it comes back online it will have neato new features in addition to Y2K compliance. We're working on getting it up as soon as possible, but please be patient. In the mean time, we have a number of other good web-based Wing Commander Chat Zones linked from here and there's also the Wing Commander newsgroup.