Do we really need a chatbox on the forum home? With Live Threads by @sonnb couldn't we just create a thread called "The Chatbox" and assign it to a module like Promoted Content by @Daniel Hood using BD Widget Framework by @xfrocks to put the block anywhere we please? I ask this because currently use Taigachat Pro by @Luke Foreman which although it's a great addon, the only way to save our chats is to assign it to a person or bot. After the messages are archived we can no longer edit them. If our chatbox is a thread called chatbox then that solves that problem.
After some thought, I realized that Newest Post First by @Waindigo has a feature where the reply box is at the top (like a chatbox). If we can set a thread to be assigned as "newest post first" with this addon this might work.
Wouldn't it be easier and more efficient to make (or have made) a script that puts a new thread called "Chat Log - Aug 8th, 2013", in a board of your choice (probably called chat logs) with all the messages as replies? This script could be a cron job that runs every day at midnight? While live threads are cool and good for what they are, I don't feel they're a -live- chat replacement.