After noticing a number of various clients that try to perform realtime interfacing with the ChatterBox
it seemed to me the biggest limitation and flaw was that they have no real time way to get messages, so they must rely on refreshing every X seconds. This is undesireable for a number of reasons, among them being that it provides a rather large additional load on the monastery ( I assume.. ) which only grows larger with more clients attempting to do similar things. Another flaw of course is that the latency is horribly.
So a simple proposal is that there could be a list of servers that perlmonks could message everytime it sees a CB message. I'm not sure of the exact technical details, but I would assume a simple list in the sub that handles CB posts and some kind of message on an unused/predetermined port. The servers that should be included on this list can be submitted to a god
or someone similar, or perhaps perlmonks can just update one outside server (perlmonk.org?) that could then push it out to everyone else.