We played with this idea and ultimately came up with the answer: no.
The problem with writers on hubpages is most have a sense of "elite" which would end up being lots of rants and arguments that hubpages just doesn't have to monitor. It is a much more common ground to make close friends with hubbers you actually want to talk with on sites like Facebook and Skype to take care of that. Also, many hubbers (like myself) are also on Google+ and Twitter and using those sites manage to stay in contact with each other. For awhile a hubber hosted an mIRC chatroom that could hold up to 500 hubbers at once which turned out unsuccessful to say the least.