First let me say that NS and the people that run it are fantastic.
In no way am I demanding this, but it would so useful to have a chat function between NS members on your friends list or otherwise. Facebook is an example of a great chat system.
Because I know nothing about moderating and hosting a website, this may be impossible or at least very hard, in which case please just keep NS awesome!
spark notes: NS chat system? Consider for next update?