Chat rooms today

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Italianblend, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Back in my day, we logged on to AOL and there was a whole host of chat rooms ready for us to go into.

    It seems as if chat rooms have taken a back seat to social media and forums these days.

    But, I could just be out of the loop. It looks like most chat rooms are IRC today. So, let me ask, are there any security risks to using IRC chats? Are there chat sites out there that have a big community and a list of chat rooms to go to?

    Looks like some people download an IRC program, while other sites operate from the browser. What are the advantages to each?

    And are there any macrumors chat rooms out there? I saw a chat thread up in the list but the link didn't work.

    Just looking to get up to date on chat rooms today! =)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    MacRumors has its own IRC channel, see the instructions here. Using an app is recommended because some webchat clients are blocked due to spammers. A dedicated app is also easier if you want to join the chat more often and IMO it also takes less space on my desktop.
     
  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks =)

    I can't use Colloquy, I don't own a mac. Do you have any windows suggestions?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Personally I use Trillian because it integrates all IM services I use (MSN, Google Talk, AIM etc). Haven't really used any other good, freeware IRC clients for Windows. Trillian requires a little work with IRC but I guess I can help you, it's not that difficult anyway.
     
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  6. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Bear with me here. What am I doing wrong? (Using Xchat)

    Thanks for indulging me.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    STONE HIM!!!! [​IMG]



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  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    lol....I remember those chat rooms. As I recall the main issue discussed was whether "Hanson rules!!!!!!" or "Hanson SUXXX!!!!" :D

    I wonder if AOL still has chat rooms anymore?
     
  9. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    =)

    I did try. I bought an imac...and I hated it. Sorry.

    Love my iphone and ipad though.
     

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