I'd say yes, but delving deeper into the topic, it depends on the implementation as well. For the project, we'll only be implementing a small set of the available event handlers. Anything else that falls through won't be able to thrive, or gets ignored by the listening server.
Initially, we just want text of discussions, and none of the fancy stuff we are aware that people can do within a channel. I don't think we'll put in DCC, but who knows? I think we have other safer, sharing methods available today to do away with this feature.
What we do want is to inject protocol handlers for entries akin to macrolinks, that contain information to start a service within the application. The first would likely be connection information to a game session that also initiates the connection. Others come to mind, like repo info. It's something good to discuss when we get that far