Many moons ago there was a Vimm's Lair chat on freenode and I offered a Java applet for people to chat from the site. I don't recall why I closed it, but I suspect once the novelty wore off people stopped dropping by.
Welcome to the 21st Century Vimm! Also is there an irc for Vimm's lair? I've been coming here since the mid 90's and would love to idle in an irc for this site. I suggest Freenode if you don't have one yet!