Probably a silly question but I thought I'd ask...

I use for a chat room on one of my sites and the biggest complaint is that members need to login to see if any one is in chat or not.

I've noticed that when in chat, it displays a "user count" next to the name of the chat room.

Does anyone who is familiar with this type of code know if there's any way that you could add this count to your homepage? I've seen it done with GTchat but that's cgi based and has a "counter" addon.