When I added the chatbox and arrowchat on my site less posts were made because more people were chatting in the chatbox than in the forum or in private and ended up ignoring the noobs who joined. Those noobs eventually left because not many replied to their posts or they were just plain ignored by the members of my site. I feel like I did more harm than good when I installed Taigachat and Arrowchat. I have uninstalled them and user activity spiked sometimes afterwards and the noobs that joined recently got more attention than before. I have never been a regular member of a forum before that had a chatbox and the ones that did have arrowchat I sort've ignored that feature. But from what happened on my own site I now see the cons of it. I was only thinking about the pros back then. Lesson learned.