JayZJay, on 05 February 2013 - 16:52, said:
@tim_s, thanks for the feedback. Light IRC might be a good solution to consider. That said, being Flash based isn't ideal from the stand-point of Flash crashing, but I'll pass on the suggestion for further consideration. Again, thanks.
You have to remember that Flash is not doing anything other then sending text to the IRC server and displaying text received from the IRC server. Flash is more than able and I have not experienced any major Flash issues - that would be down to the user to insure their personal computer is functioning, which would be true of any client side programming language.
To understand possibilities that exist outside of the above solution we would need to know,
1: What level of Tech competence do you expect from your users / looking to support?
2: Does it have to be integrated into the website?
I imagine on some level you would rather a 3rd party support this and thus creating an official IRC channel and linking to a 3rd party provider maybe the solution.