OK people.... a silly question I suspect, but is there a chat-app out there which will hook into the user names of the users?
And if not - is SMF OK with the idea of myself building one which they can integrate into their boards?
smf has an available chat module which integrates seamlessly into the software, and forum users have the same chat user IDs and admins and moderators have the same rights in the chat room as they do on the board.
However, integrated chat is not possible with the smfforfree service because, as posted elsewhere on this board, the additional server costs are prohibitively expensive.
If you could code a chat room that would work the same way and somehow provide a hosting service for it I am sure the members here would be very appreciative of it, I know I would be.