I think this is really great. I think it would get
more traffic if
there was a java interface.
I don't think a Java solution is necessary, IRC clients are available for
all platforms (Mozilla even has one built in). These have the advantage of
being more feature-rich and easy-to-use than their jJva-equivalents. From my own
experience, I would assume that the channel will slowly get larger over time
without much external intervention, but if a quicker growth is desired,
placing a link to Wikipedia Chat in the menu bar (Home Page | Recent Changes ..)
should suffice; some additional instructions for setting up IRC might be
I'm sure there are several Java-applets capable of connecting to a
parametrizable IRC server / channel, though.
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