Problem: We need to get the on-site chat back online to hopefully aid in getting feedback.
The *optimal* solution is to simply iframe Freenode's webchat client. Pass it a query string with the room so it is prefilled and if you want to get fancy add a simple php snippet so it generates a guest username. Then it is done. It will have a captcha to help stop spammers and gives us the power to actually operate the room.
The system before was simply sub-optimal for any moderation (as was the reason it was taken down.) This system also reduces load on our servers, which is a plus.
Are there any downsides I am missing here?