So @SirTingles asked me for my opinion on Skype, and I think I should just copy&paste it here since I summed up a bunch of problems with the idea:
[00:42:34] Mr.Tingles: I know you're not a fan of the TC thing, but if you could suggest any ideas to make the thing better and actually useful, what would they be?
[00:50:59] DarkChaplain: no idea, I think its a waste of time and effort and nothing good will come off it. newfags and idiots will try to get more people over, and the kids will camwhore again without having anything interesting to offer to begin with. if I understand Jacek's post correctly, you were looking into having staff Q&As and such, but I think that's a bad idea for tinychat as well, as it is only gonna be a live thing and plenty of staff members won't be comfortable/able to show up on cam or with their voices, and the bulk of people will miss the few times it may happen.
I don't think the Q&A idea's bad, though, just that tinychat is the worst possible medium for it, due to the live-or-never nature and that it allows anyone to show up on cam and do shit, distracting from whatever serious stuff you might wanna do. its never worked as a serious thing, people tend to zone out and audio overlaps horribly.
If you want to do Q&A stuff, I'd suggest doing it as a recorded thing maybe once a month with a stickied thread to ask for questions or topics, and pushing people there. then it could be put onto the radio stream for a bit and posted as download on the thread afterwards - at least that way everyone could potentially have a part in it. the radio show idea wasn't a bad one, but Gar and acostoss were horribly unreliable hosts, so it never worked out.
DC rant over.
Also, stop using this as an excuse to bash on Lycan and Tingles., so unnecessary and it makes y'all look bad.
I don't see anyone actually "bashing" Tingles, and criticising Lycan for inactivity and an admitted "I don't care that much" attitude on site issues seems fairly obvious. Heck, he says he reads staff chat, but does he ever contribute or share his opinions? Does he participate in projects? Any projects? How many times has Warlock warned him to get off his arse, but let it slip again because he himself is a busy guy? Lycan didn't even do the Yugioh tournament he said he'd organize, and vanishes for weeks every so often, to the point of neglecting the moderation duties he specifically was tasked with.
So excuse the regulars who doubt his ability to organize a regular event like this - it would most likely all be up to Tingles, and Emperor knows he's doing a lot already.