A version of a forum that runs using the IRC protocal... Consider the offtopic model... The front page would consist of 10-15 static channels, same look and feel as the current front page. Click on the subforum to enter and it will be a live channel with threads moving up and down the screen live as messages are being posted, but with the traditional forum format being preserved. Click into a thread and the messages scroll up the page, just like a forum, but live as they are posted. No refresh etc. As you are viewing the thread, your name shows on the bottom as the traditional forum, but, its a live channel. Posts retain the same formatting, images etc. But you see them live as they come in. Sort of like our traditional forums with a constant refresh running live. Thoughts... ?