One fairly common feature suggestion is to integrate a whisper and/or DM type feature.
So lets start throwing out ideas about what this sort of thing would look like on Glimesh.
Can we do both? I am a fan of the direct messaging system integrated on places like Twitch, Facebook Messenger, etc where it can be a whole conversation back and forth. However I was also a really big fan of the Whisper system on Mixer. Mostly for its ability to be able to easily whisper between streamer and mods to send messages without them appearing in chat etc.
It also was quite handy in that some bots could have commands sent as whispers. So for instance someone could send the command to ask for a gamertag (!tag), a bot would then delete that message and reply via a whisper to the user. This way the end result was that no chat messages lingered. The original disappeared because of the deletion, and the whisper only appeared to the individual who sent the command (as well as the bot account).
It kept chats really nice and clean and I loved that.
The one thing it was missing was the ability to easily send messages back and forth, even whilst offline. This is something where Facebook Messenger and Twitch I think have it right where its a separate chat window that can be popped up and down.
I know this would be a significant more amount of work, but I feel with the conversations around chat reworking, having the discussion now and getting a solid gameplan on where we want to end up is a solid investment in time.