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12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 22:13 Ant
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 22:10:
Ant wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 11:52:
PHJF wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 11:48:
I use whatever the current iteration of Trillian is now, if only to consolidate my AIM/MSN logins. I haven't used my ICQ in well over five years.

I always thought it was super cool you could message offline persons in ICQ. Nowadays everybody is online 24x7 so it doesn't really matter...
It is still useful for offline messages since I don't leave my PCs and connections all the time. However, I cannot get AIM to do offline messages correctly in Trillian.
I didn't know AIM supported offline messages. I've never been able to do that with AIM. MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ work for offline messages though.
It only seems to work AIM clients and not third parties.
 
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11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 22:10 ForgedReality
 
Ant wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 11:52:
PHJF wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 11:48:
I use whatever the current iteration of Trillian is now, if only to consolidate my AIM/MSN logins. I haven't used my ICQ in well over five years.

I always thought it was super cool you could message offline persons in ICQ. Nowadays everybody is online 24x7 so it doesn't really matter...
It is still useful for offline messages since I don't leave my PCs and connections all the time. However, I cannot get AIM to do offline messages correctly in Trillian.
I didn't know AIM supported offline messages. I've never been able to do that with AIM. MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ work for offline messages though.
 
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10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 11:52 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 11:48:
I use whatever the current iteration of Trillian is now, if only to consolidate my AIM/MSN logins. I haven't used my ICQ in well over five years.

I always thought it was super cool you could message offline persons in ICQ. Nowadays everybody is online 24x7 so it doesn't really matter...
It is still useful for offline messages since I don't leave my PCs and connections all the time. However, I cannot get AIM to do offline messages correctly in Trillian.
 
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9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 11:48 PHJF
 
I use whatever the current iteration of Trillian is now, if only to consolidate my AIM/MSN logins. I haven't used my ICQ in well over five years.

I always thought it was super cool you could message offline persons in ICQ. Nowadays everybody is online 24x7 so it doesn't really matter...
 
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8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 09:14 Ant
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 01:01:
ICQ98 here. I probably still have the installer buried on one of my drives.
I wonder if it will still work on an old computer. I remember using it in WIndows 98 at home and NT4 at work.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 03:56 Nucas
 
the only people i personally know anymore who use icq are from eastern europe.

i havn't used it since probably 2003 but i still remember my number.
 
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6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 02:48 xXBatmanXx
 
I also have a 7 didgit ICQ number (low 4 million), and a good friend has a low 6 digit.

Great tool, and I still use it, as there are many active old gamer friend on the system still.

That UK Paper story. That isn't surprising. We have 2 major papers here in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and I am related to an executive (retired) at one of them and he stated the same thing when the web registration was put into place years ago. Now they don't REQUIRE an account unless you want to spam, er I mean, post comments on their page.

Paper news is so wasteful, I can't justify paying to get it....and better news is avail online anyway. I get a Sunday paper maybe 1x a month for coupons.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 28, 2010, 01:01 ForgedReality
 
ICQ98 here. I probably still have the installer buried on one of my drives.  
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4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 27, 2010, 23:56 Ant
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 27, 2010, 23:51:
Ant wrote on Jun 27, 2010, 21:31:
Yeah, but what about our datas and IMs? I am worried about that. I don't have many ICQ contacts so it might be time to drop ICQ protocol usage when that happens.
Hmm... Maybe. Most of my contacts aren't even active anymore. I used to have a ton from way back, but now only like 3 or 4 I ever see online. I have an old ICQ uin from back when they were using sequential numbers, and it's only 7 digits long. But that is (or was) one of ICQ's weaknesses. You could put in random numbers and find somebody. I guess it won't be a huge loss, just a nostalgic one.
Same here. I think I started using it in the late 90s. I remember their slogan "Flower Power" in ICQ98-99.

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3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 27, 2010, 23:51 ForgedReality
 
Ant wrote on Jun 27, 2010, 21:31:
Yeah, but what about our datas and IMs? I am worried about that. I don't have many ICQ contacts so it might be time to drop ICQ protocol usage when that happens.
Hmm... Maybe. Most of my contacts aren't even active anymore. I used to have a ton from way back, but now only like 3 or 4 I ever see online. I have an old ICQ uin from back when they were using sequential numbers, and it's only 7 digits long. But that is (or was) one of ICQ's weaknesses. You could put in random numbers and find somebody. I guess it won't be a huge loss, just a nostalgic one.
 
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2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 27, 2010, 21:31 Ant
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 27, 2010, 18:23:
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God dammit. As if I didn't already get enough Russian spambots requesting to add me on a daily basis. >:[ Oh well. I use ICQ through Trillian at least, so I won't be installing Russian spyware.
Yeah, but what about our datas and IMs? I am worried about that. I don't have many ICQ contacts so it might be time to drop ICQ protocol usage when that happens.
 
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1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 27, 2010, 18:23 ForgedReality
 
re: AOL/ICQ

God dammit. As if I didn't already get enough Russian spambots requesting to add me on a daily basis. >:[ Oh well. I use ICQ through Trillian at least, so I won't be installing Russian spyware.
 
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