I have 2 suggestions ofr the IRC channel. As alot of applefritter memebers do not use the irc channel, i thought about ways to make it easier for people who dont know much about IRC to still be able to benefit from this portion of the applefritter community.
1) A java interface intigrated into the applefritter wesite. I dont know java, but i think there are existing java based clients that could be intigrated into the website.
2) An easy to use single channel IRC client. For those uncomfortabel or unfamiliar with IRC, i have written an IRC client that at the push of a button connects to the AppleFritter IRC channel. I have compiled 3 versions of it, one for MAC OSX, and 2 for classic OSs for both PPC and 68k machines, so even those with vintage hardware cna participate (assuming there online).