So - this is a big story today : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3133192.stm MSN is closing all its chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing the way others are operated globally. "As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services are increasingly being misused," they said. Children's charities welcomed the move as "momentous" and said they saw it as a big step towards protecting young web users. Abusive contact MSN UK's Matt Whittingham told BBC News Online it was not a decision they had taken lightly. "We have been concerned about chatrooms for a while and reached a stage where we were no longer prepared to put up with inappropriate communication," he said" So - the media here is seeing it as a good thing and there is pressure from children's charities to shut down all chatrooms that are used by children. Will this affect TakBass? The idea is apparently that all chatrooms will be validated by credit card to make sure there is no anonymity and presumably keep children under 18 out! So - how does everyone see this affecting us?