Listen, after reading the post on everyone's favorite chat client and trying a number of them, I've come to one conclusion: iChat has potential, but needs work. For Mac to produce such an inadequate chat program is borderline disgraceful; with everything else about Macs being so much advanced, I would expect a chat program that's at least on a par with AIM... So my thought is this: if enough of us draw attention to this, maybe we can get some of the necessary changes / improvements made. Perhaps a petition is in order? Can't guarantee any results, of course, but if anyone agrees that iChat's in need of some work, I'd be interested to see what you think here. Incedentally, I'm not sure this is the ideal place for this thread, but, as I"m not sure what else would be, I put it here and would certainly not object to it being moved to a more appropriate place. Now if anyone else is interested, here are the things that immediately leap to my attention in the way of things that need renovations: 1) compatability with ICQ, yahoo messenger, and whatever else (the point is not just AIM) 2) a way to edit your buddy info. really, why would they omit that? it's not necessary, i guess, but it sure is handy. 3) tabbed windows would be a nice touch. So far, the only service i know that offers tabbed windows is GAIM for linux, but I'd love it if Apple would pioneer it for other systems. Anyhow, let me know what you think. Any other suggestions? Would there even be any backing behind such a petition (or whatever) ? Well, here we go.