chat window + contacts list entries for auto-joined IRC chat rooms
Submitted by John McHugh
With pidgin I had it set up so that it auto joined several different channels from several different irc servers. The channels would show up in a separate chat window but they would also show up in the friends list under the chat category. I found this useful because I could have an irc channel open without needing the separate chat window open at all times. This way the chat window would only open if I explicitly told it to open within pidgin's friend list or if someone on the channel pinged me. I think this would be an extremely useful feature for empathy and definitely something allot of people will miss when empathy is used as the default in ubuntu/fedora.