Searching through the forums I've discovered that apparently this has been discussed before with varying degress of success or failure throughout the last few years.
I figure there's no reason not to try again and measure the current level of interest.
I understand that the forums are the place to get many coding-related questions answered, but real time communication is beneficial for other reasons.
So, the question for everyone is: If there was an official IRC channel for cboard, would you visit or idle in it at all?
A question specifically for the mods/admins: If there was support for this among the regulars, would there be any other reason that this would be a bad idea?