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EmpSquared
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Does anybody still use Hatrack Chat? Is there a chat room that people frequent?
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I pop in from time to time, but not with any regularity.
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It used to be fairly poppin'. I've been popping in during my hiatus from Hatrack the last couple years and it's dwindled.
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Definitely has dwindled, but still is interesting from time to time.
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OK im too lazy to look it up, but if anyone could post a link to it or the channel/server... ill check it out. danke.
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Tatiana
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It's an AIM chatroom named "Hatrack Chat".

If you're new to AIM the way to get in is to add yourself to your own buddy list, then right click on your name in your buddy list and choose "Send Chat Invitation". When the box pops up replace the long string of numbers in the chatroom name with the words "Hatrack Chat" and click OK.

If you don't have AIM yet then download an old version, not Triton which sux. I've got AIM 5.9.3861 with AdHack 4.14 and I'm quite happy with it. I think you can download it off the AdHack page if it's still up. Let me find you a link. Here you go.

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It is ok if it changes it from "Hatrack Chat" to "hatrackchat"
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Yes! It does that automatically but it's still the same place. Good point, breyer!
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Nobody is on [Frown]
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I just added it, so I'll be checking it from time to time.
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yeah i just tried it. no one was one.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tatiana:
If you don't have AIM yet then download an old version, not Triton which sux.

I disagree. Use Pidgin (formerly know as Gaim). Download

Another option is Gmail chat, which as of last week supports AIM chats.

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I can't get buddy chat to work lately. I was in the chat room the other day talking to someone and it abruptly kicked me out, and since then when I've tried to invite myself in, the request times out and it boots me again.

And ideas? AOL's help site was beyond unhelpful.

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You're using AOL's software?
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I have AIM Triton, which I'm sorry I ever downloaded. The old AIM was just fine. But yes, I'm using AOL's software.
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I use Trillian
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
But yes, I'm using AOL's software.

Option 1, download the old AOL software Tatiana linked to.

Option 2, switch to Pidgin.

Guess which one I'd suggest? [Wink]

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I'm always hesitant to download new software to my computer, though I suppose I've already broken that dam by poisoning my computer with AOL software to begin with.

I've been considering getting Gmail for awhile now and getting away from AOL, which I use for email, but I don't know anything about how their IM service works, especially how it works with AIM chatters.

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The reviews I've seen have been mediocre for the Gmail/AIM chat. (Straight Gmail chat is pretty good, though.)

Gmail, OTOH, is really great. [Smile] I'd offer you an invite, but you really don't need one anymore. OTOH, if you want one, I still have 91. [Wink]

And Pidgin is open source, so downloading it is considerably safer than many things.

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I love pidgin. Admittedly, it's a little more taxing on your system than some other clients, but it covers all your basis. As I write this I'm signed into 2 Aim accounts, an MSN, and ICQ, a Yahoo, A Google Talk, and an IRC channel. It's a simple design, so don't expect anything fancy, but it is an incredibly stable application. There are a lot of plug-ins to make it behave pretty much how you want it.

But... admittedly, I'm a little Biased. I've been using it since it was Gaim 1.3

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Hooray! It let me back in.

Maybe chatrooms are just fickle?

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AIM certainly is.
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I could not figure out a way to get into a chatroom using gmail/aim, so I just d/l'ed the aim software instead. It works, occasionaly. It really is terrible though.
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Lyrhawn
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1....2......3 CHAT!

Come on people, some of you have to be awake.

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Tante Shvester
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I'm awake, but I don't chat. Maybe we can do something else.
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Lyrhawn
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I'm open to suggestions.
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Tante Shvester
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Hangman

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A?
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Tante Shvester
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No A -- you have the head:
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Tante Shvester
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Oh, drat. I'm being called back to work.

The word was "skinflint".

Sorry. Carry on without me.

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Lyrhawn
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lol, like ANYONE was going to get "skinflint"

That's like making the word "flibbertygib."

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A!
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adfectio
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Nope, No 'A'

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Incorrect Letters: A

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Goody Scrivener
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S [Smile]
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No 'S' either. Sorry.

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Incorrect Letters: A, S

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I didn't like GAIM. It didn't seem to handle font sizes well. When I had a reasonably-sized font on my own screen, it appeared HUGE on other people's.
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there are people in there, it's kind of a suprise.
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quote:
Originally posted by Icarus:
I didn't like GAIM. It didn't seem to handle font sizes well. When I had a reasonably-sized font on my own screen, it appeared HUGE on other people's.

My dad had this issue too. IIRC, I found an add-on that took care of it. If you're interested, I can try to find it again.
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There's a pretty good chat going on right now, if anyone cares to join (hint hint ADAM!)
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Come on y'all. You know you want to.
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Chat!

On AIM friend yourself and invite yourself to the chatroom hatrack chat.

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I would have - but I just spent forever trying to figure out how to invite myself. It's the first time I've tried on a Mac and I can't for the life of me figure it out...
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I can't figure out how to do invites from pidgin, but can invite myself. Some systems are weird.
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I can't figure out how on iChat, I'm having issues with my iMac joining hatrack chat also. [Frown]
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Anyone still do Hatrack Chat?
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Mostly when people bump this thread. Hang on a sec. [Wink]
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lol, k
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Hatrackers, assemble!
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Anyone else a bit sleepless tonight?
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