This might be completely off the rails, but hey!
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One of our (primary/elementary) schools (who is leading the way in our primary Moodling) has a keen chess club and was wondering if it was possible to embed a chess tool within Moodle. We had a look round and decided that it wasn't, so he's now using a third party online chess tool (sponsored by a food company), which may or may not be around for ever.
Sooo... it got me thinking. In terms of typical Facebook™-type applications, has anyone looked at SomeChess (or something similar)? Anyone interesting in (co-?)exploring how it might be possible for users on a Moodle site to be able to plug in to something like that, either as an FB-application-style thing or a module? Simply using the online SomeChess service isn't an option, since it puts kids in an environment where they don't know who they're playing, and they only want to play one another at the moment.
Don't worry if the answer's "you must be joking"!