Although some websites have their own "chat" forums, the Early Music FAQ does not need one. It is already associated with a high quality discussion forum, available in both the "newsgroup" and "mailing list" formats. Visitors here who are interested in discussing various aspects of Early Music are encouraged to join.
This FAQ was originally motivated by the discussion forum, and indeed the newsgroup & mailing list existed for years before the web became popular. We certainly owe a great deal to our origins there, and want to do everything we can to support this wonderful forum, especially as the center of gravity on the Internet shifts to the web.
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