I have a feature request which shouldn’t be really hard to do, and alhough i’ve looked at this post on my first day as a user, this is something that only really bothered me after being a user for a few days.
When you get direct messages, they appear in a separate chat window on your client, so you can easily notice them. Could you do something similar for @replies ? And, of course, since some people probably don’t want this, give us the option to activate/deactivate this feature through a command.
My reason for asking for this is the following: i follow a lot of people, and although i’ve been cutting on the people i follow lately, sometimes when discussions heat up i still get a lot of tweets. In the most busy moments i’ll probably just give a quick look to the IM window. Today i decided to give a look at my replies page on twitter.com and i noticed i’ve been missing a lot of replies to my tweets because i just don’t notice them in the middle of the ocasional mess.
Back when i used twhirl, i would always notice when someone replied to me because the @replies would appear in a different color, but with tweet.im, i’m not even sure if a XMPP bot implementation allows you to send formatted messages, and even if it does, most people probably use tweet.im because of it’s simplicity, so they probably wouldn’t want colored messages. At least that’s what i think :)
I hope you consider doing something about this, and thanks for providing us with such a useful service so far.