Plugin Title: PopsChat
"The PopsChat plugin to the TopCoder Arena will enhance the chat area and provide full integration of AIM features."
Download the plugin and get full instructions here.
Chat area enhancements:
1. Smiley support - specify your own or use the included ones
2. HTML support - control fonts/color/links/images/lists etc
1. Active Contest Chat Rooms - want to discuss only the DIV 1 1000 - go to the chat room that is focused on that.
2. Private Chat Rooms - want to talk about the contest (or anything else) with your friends - invite your friends and have fun
3. IM chat session - receive or talk to others on IM
4. IM Handle exchange with others (both using PopsChat and not)
5. Expressions support - see icons/wallpaper/smileys
6. AIM Bots - I've listed some of the bots other TC members have created (help drive up their usage!) - some may be useful during the contest!
7. AIM Fight! built in
8. Buddy manager
9. Command line interface
10. Buddy Information when hovering over a handle