Rex LSU Fan Here, there, and nowhere Member since Sep 2004 60517 posts Online
Have you ever considered an IRC chat applet within the site?(Posted by Rex on 5/22/13 at 1:57 pm)
I ask because of examples such as today's thread on the House IRS hearing. Almost all of the posts within are of the spur of the moment basis... forgettable and discardable. A live chat (which is relatively easy to implement, by the way) might work pretty well for live commentary on such events.
Also, while I'm at it... how about an enhancement to the search function that allows a user to find all posts from user XXX in reply to poster YYY?