Many IM services down!

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  1. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Wow, AIM and like every other IM service just went offline for like 15 minutes. That was really freaking wierd.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't get signed on to MSN last night, and I know it wasn't just me.

    grrrrrr...
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

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    l was wondering about that. I couldn't get on, and now that I've signed on, there are only two buddies online where I usually have 10-15.
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    Yeah, MSN Messenger was out/spotty for quite a bit of the day today (Wednesday)... and then to compound that, my cable service was COMPLETELY out for a few hours earlier in the day. (No TV, even.) For someone who works from home, it was quite frustrating not to be able to do any surfing, check e-mail, chat, or watch TV.
     
  5. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I found it strange when I was curiously disconnected from iChat, couldn't log in for at least 10-15 minutes, and when I finally did log in, I had 5 out of 175 buddies on my list. Bizarre.
     
  6. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Im having the same problem. I couldnt sign on tonight for like 15 minutes. Then once i did get on aim i have about 93 buddies and only 15 are showing up??? Whats the deal. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    I dunno, AIM network has been spotty from time to time. This isn't the first time the whole network has gone kaput.

    I can remember many times in high school that it did this, and certainly more than a few times in college as well. Not exactly reliable network when it comes down to it.
     
  8. AliensAreFuzzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? This is the first time anything like this has happened to me on AIM.
     
  9. Sauron's Master macrumors regular

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    AIM is actually pretty reliable. I've kept my AIM service on 24/7 with multiple screennames for the last year or so and I've only had one prior outage, for a hour or so. I'd consider that pretty good uptime especially give how many people use the network.

    Either way, with AIM down for a bit, I think some high students actually got work done for once...
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I had the same problem with iChat/AIM earlier, but seems to be OK now.
     
  11. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Same here, got disconnected for 10-15 minutes. Figured it was my college network (goes down for about 10 minutes almost everyday). But when I opened Safari, and found the internet working fine, I tried AIM again, and still cannot connect. Seems it's the AIM service that's down.

    Oh well, all's fine now. And it's time for me to go to sleep! :)
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I noticed that too, thought it was my connection.
     
  13. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    That what we though as well since when AIM goes down ti means the collage network is down but we where still playing Halo2though Xlink so it was just weird but we did not think much of it. we where enjoying Halo 2 much
     
  14. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    yeah i guess aim was tweaking :confused:


    ugghh im tired
     
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  16. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Oooooooh!

    Could this be an indication that in the not too distant future (like, say, the coming few weeks or months) all different IM-networks will be merged into one big one? One can hope, right?!...
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Could it mean that the Powerbook G5s are coming!!?!?!? :eek:
     
  18. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i did notice the aim down thing too. i guess server maintenance or something? was rather annoying
     
  19. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    no.
     
  20. Sauron's Master macrumors regular

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    Having to always use a Microsoft product for instant messaging really doesn't appeal to me...

    Especially given their lack of concern for privacy rights...
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    hmmm Off Topic, but mods now have lager avatars huh?
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    From swelled heads, I imagine.
     
  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    We be takin' over! and fa makin' sumthin of 't ye be off t' the plank!
     
  24. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    If Keira jumped the plank would you follow?
     
  25. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Aye, of course matey! :p :D
     

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