Originally Posted by Xyro
I definitely like the idea of a more easily accessible/usable chat system, but loading the chat window on every page (like facebook) runs the risk of bogging the site down. Recently we've been trying to cut down on unnecessary site features for that very reason. So I'd vote for still having it on its own page of the site, rather than all of them.
What about a pop out? The button could be a handy short cut to a little pop out chat window for freenode #androidforums that somehow magically signs allows you to join under your username. Or it could still be like facebook chat, but it connects to freenode rather than use AF's servers. I'm sure theres some php magic for that