i think adding chat box at the top will be good idea
as people directly can talk and i am pretty sure it will help lot more people to make many more new friends
this is just my suggation =)
Perhaps a link to the IRC channel or a link to a frihost-hosted jIRC client on one page? It's a good place to get support if people are online; nearly all of the idlers are professional developers in various ways (design, PHP, etc.)
or we can get a teamspeak where people can voice chat
i think i can able to get teamspeak
if we get approved
deifnately a good idea...
A link to the IRC chat is a good idea. Maybe we can get an official page made for details to log onto the chat room. I personally never thought the IRC thread did itself justice. That's like having your about us page in a thread in my opinion.
I'd like to be in the IRC more than I currently am. But unfortunately, sometimes my IRC just doesn't want to connect. Ever since I've changed internet providers, I've had a lot of difficulties connecting. Sometimes I can connect for weeks at a time with no issues. But other times, I can't connect for weeks.
One day I'll get to the bottom of the issue.