the main reason there's not an edit button on journals is because we host a lot of contests on the journals and we dont really want people to edit their entries after the fact. but i guess its not a big deal and we could have the edit button anyway.
as for switching away from 123flashchat - honestly it is something we are looking into. the reason we upgraded it in the first place is because of the chat crashing atleast once a day due to memory leaks etc and it has been an ongoing problem. the fact is their customer support is lacking at best, often taking a full day to fix issues / bugs. in any case we are indeed waiting for them to fix the current chat but we'll investigate other options just in case.