Yes a shoutbox!
I've missed it here, dnbforum.nl has one, very nice.
You can click on a link to view all previous messages (on a sepperate opend floating window)
Also, another solution for the tripreports, wich are now kind-off hidden somewhere.
A friend of mine suggested using a blog module, so you can blog a tripreport and everyone can directly read it and comment on it, I know people post it all around now and you don't see much tripreports very often, so maybe it would be nice to make a more clear area for tripreports.