Since this site exists to support people working on Stack Exchange applications, it would be nice if an 'official' IRC channel existed that people could visit to get help, discuss their applications, design ideas, language implementations etc.
I realize that the purpose of this site is to provide help to people using the SE API, however, it does not really facilitate brain storming that could be provided by IRC. Very useful 'side bar' conversations aren't really appropriate here. It can also help make the authors of various API implementations (php / c/c++ / etc) more accessible should they choose to be.
Can an official #stackapps be registered on freenode?