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Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
Let me count the ways!

1) It kicks me off for no good reason.
2) Then it does it again.
3) And again.

As a consequence, I left two conversations dangling in mid sentence and missed an opportunity to have my name up in the "out of context" thread once again.

Crummy AIM.

Bad AIM.

Really horrible AIM.

Couldn't hit the broadside of a barn, AIM.

[Wall Bash]
Posted by Maethoriell (Member # 3805) on :
J'adore AIM. It is my life.
Posted by Marek (Member # 5404) on :
well you are off AIM now, so it should let you sign back in if you try.
Posted by Desu (Member # 5941) on :
AIM for the head if you want a kill.
Posted by Marek (Member # 5404) on :
AIM for the heart if you want a kill and a trophy
Posted by Desu (Member # 5941) on :
I'm not talking about deer [Wink]
Posted by Book (Member # 5500) on :
I bet he isn't, either, and neither am I.
Posted by Julie (Member # 5580) on :
I hate AIM AND AOL. (read as AIM & AOL. AND is not another sevice [Wink] [Razz] )
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
From a info security standpoint, AIM is a mess to try and block. . .
Posted by fugu13 (Member # 2859) on :
Tenacious little bastard, ain't it scott? Requires blocking a whole mess of ports. I think the more effective approach is simply to prevent DNS lookups on the servers it uses to sign in, and only allow local DNS.

And the workplace should use a local jabber server instead [Smile] [Wink]
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
::laughs insanely::

::goes back to signing people up for AOL::
Posted by slacker (Member # 2559) on :
I wish my company was progressive enough to allow a uniform chat program at work.

Currently, we've got 4 icq groupware servers in addition to the groups that use AIM, Yahoo messanger, MSN messenger, Novel (send messages) and messaging built into NT4 (they're just starting to roll out the Win2k beta tests).

Then again, we run iPlanet as our mail server, and use Netscape 4.6 as the company standard. They just installed IE 6 as an alternate browser last year (netscape is still the standard, though!).

Personally, I use trillian when I'm at home. If nothing else, I get no ads, and only have to run one program to talk to everone.
Posted by Ela (Member # 1365) on :
I love aim - I love to chat. [Big Grin]
Posted by Rhaegar The Fool (Member # 5811) on :
Me lika AIM lotsa.
Posted by odouls268 (Member # 2145) on :
i LOVE aim. i HATE aol
Posted by Chaeron (Member # 744) on :
I use MSN. I used to be an ICQ loyalist, until AOL bought it and turned it into a torture device.
Posted by tonguetied&twisted (Member # 5159) on :
Heh. I have a love/hate relationship with AIM. Today, I hate it. I keep getting an error message that says, "Your buddy list has not been lost, but cannot be currently displayed." WHAT?!! [Wall Bash] [Dont Know]

I hated it last week, too, when it wouldn't load properly.

But when it works, I love it. [Roll Eyes]
Posted by tt&t (Member # 5600) on :
ACK! I HATE AIM!!!!!!!!!! [Mad]

Today. [Roll Eyes]
Posted by Tresopax (Member # 1063) on :
I like AIM.... it lets me duplicate myself muahahahaahaha.....
Posted by Ela (Member # 1365) on :
Tres, you have more than one aim? [Eek!] [Razz]
Posted by Apocalypse (Member # 4819) on :
Mmmmm, AIM.
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
*wonders what's the sign-in of the Apocalypse*
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
Posted by pooka (Member # 5003) on :
My husband has asked me to no use AIM because everything from AOL seems to screw up our system so that we will rue using anything besides AOL. Of course, Microsoft actually went on paper saying they want navigating the web with anything other than Explorer to be a "jarring experience".
Posted by Kasie H (Member # 2120) on :
pooka -- buy a Mac!

[Big Grin] <-- Surf. Buy. Love. [Big Grin]

[ December 17, 2003, 02:10 AM: Message edited by: Kasie H ]

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