It would be great if you could login to the website click on chat, and be logged in to the chat room automaticly without having to identify to nickserv. Implementing this woulden't be very hard.
* A dedicated IRC network for Linux Mint
* Atheme IRC services
* qwebirc or another web irc client that can be adjusted slightly
* Minor adjustments to website database layout
How it would work:
A simple authcookie would be created in atheme when the user logs onto the website. This would be stored in the database on the web server. When the user clicks on the chat room, the authcookie is retrieved and sent through the webchat to the IRC server which automaticly identifies the user.