I would be very happy if someone would be able to integrate the qwebirc client with XenForo. For those capable of running it, this seems to be good method for people using a web browser to access IRC. http://qwebirc.org/ It has a clean interface, and resource usage seems low for a webchat app since it uses its own "mini" server to feed the IRC connections instead of your default web server. Being able to limit access to it using XenForo usergroups, and having it included in the navigation tabs would be useful. A working example can be seen here: http://webchat.freenode.net/ The bad about it: I'm not sure how many people's hosts let them run python apps in the background, which this requires to facilitate the connection to IRC.