Yahoo Chat?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by urban1985_, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. urban1985_ macrumors regular

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    I don't know if anyone else has this problem. Yahoo Messenger for Mac doesn't support the chat room feature, so I try to go on the website using Safari and Firefox. The java applet loads, and I see things fine, but then things start screwing up. It keeps reloading the room I'm in, or it shows up on the bottom of the screen where the ad banner is supposed to be.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Or of any programs that support chat rooms? Or am I just doomed to never go on the Yahoo rooms again on my Mac :(
     
  2. Pugdawg1 macrumors member

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    I also have a problem chatting on Yahoo. When I go to a chat room, for me its just blank. Nothing there but the box where the chat would be. I have a small group of friends I'd like to chat with and would REALLY like to get this to work.
     
  3. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    you could try IE. I also remember apple used to have this weird program called java applet player or something and that would sometimes work when safari didn't. it wasn't a web browser - you had to have a link that went directly to an applet or else it wouldn't work.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't tried it, because I don't use Y! Msngr much anymore, but Adium recently added the ability to both join and create multi-person chats using Yahoo's system (and also AIM, but only to join existing MSN chatrooms -- not create them).

    It can be downloaded here:

    www.adiumx.com
     
  5. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    May I suggest ChitChatX? It's a pretty solid implementation of Yahoo Chat. I haven't used it much, but I have a lot of friends that do.

    MP
     
  6. urban1985_ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I ended up downloading ChitchatX. Seems to be working alright for now.
     
  7. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    So how well does it work? One reviewer on versiontracker didnt seem to impressed lol:

    "This is the poorest excuse for chat I have ever seen. It is nothing but a bunch of crap. You can only use one name and I have never seen such a collection of idiots together in one place. I will stick to IRC and leave Yahoo to the immature people. "
     
  8. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    It seems he is giving a review for Yahoo chat itself, not ChitchatX. But I do have to agree, some of these chatrooms seem to collect some of the most immature out there. But IRC has some of its own too, to much of "if you don't know how to........ Your a troll, or a flamer, ect.." I guess you just have to try and find what you like.

    I have used ChitchatX and Adium. I seem to use Adium more than the other most of the time. But both are good, and both work equally as well.
     
  9. urban1985_ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it was a comment on Yahoo chat itself. I don't really have a problem with it, a lot of poeple on Yahoo are pretty immature though. I don't really go on it for that. I just have talk to the friends I have on there mostly.

    As for the app itself, it's a decent app. Simple, does the job.
     
  10. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Hey All,

    As an enthused member of the Macintosh Yahoo chat room our community would like to welcome you all to the room.

    Use

    ChitChat @ http://chit.sourceforge.net/ Which works with both OS 9 and X

    or

    Charla @ http://charla.sourceforge.net/ Which is OS X native.

    All three of the developers (2 for charla) are regular visiters to the Mac chat room - so if any problems or suggestions then you just tell them!

    Hope to see you all.
     

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