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Post by Duran » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:34 pm

Which Messengers do each of you use.

Im thinking if enough people use the same program, we could schedule like a big Seikens Chat session or something.

I use the following:
- AIM
- MSN Messanger
- Yahoo IM (I go by a different name)
- Skype (I go by a different name)

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Post by manaman » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:45 pm

Hey,

I use Windows Live Messenger (MSN) as my only REAL means of chatting with friends. I also use Xfire but mainly for some internet friends who I used to game with and really just to keep track of my gaming hours. I have a Yahoo! account and therfore I have the Yahoo! Messenger built into my account (not an actual client).

End result? If we all use Gaim, we're set. :)

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Post by Kassidy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:12 pm

Might be best to use IRC for a mass thing. I don't really use messengers much, but when I do I sign in to all of them at once (either via Trillian or Kopete).

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Post by Dr. Sheexy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:19 pm

I use MSN a little bit, not as often as I used to. I used to use AIM a lot too but I haven't touched that one in years now.

An IRC channel would be cool, that idea was toyed with before though, dunno if we have enough people to keep one going, haha, but I'm sure I'd kick around in there if we made one.

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Post by Danny » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:53 am

I don't really use messengers much either but since I only have hot mail I can only use MSN messenger for chatting with friends.

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Post by DeadWolf » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:41 am

I use AIM and MSN.

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Post by kaze_no_hogosha » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:20 am

I use AIM but I haven't used it in a while.

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Post by Duran » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:16 pm

Perhaps you guys could download Skype...Its a messanger with a mass voice chat. To top it off, its free.

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Post by Faalstar » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:42 pm

It's free from Computer -to- Computer.

It's not free from Computer to telephone, or vice versa.

Not sure about multi-client conversations though.
Even then, I agree with Kassiday that the best option thus far is a IRC channel....


If we were really adventurous, we could always setup a Vent server or Teamspeak

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Post by DeadWolf » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:23 pm

Duran wrote:Perhaps you guys could download Skype...Its a messanger with a mass voice chat. To top it off, its free.
That sounds like a good idea. I never get to use my microphone outside of Counter Strike much.

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Post by Noblewine » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:19 pm

I use AIM and Window Live. I'm on all the time but sometimes I get distracted with games that I need to finish like PSU or FFVI Advance.

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Post by Duran » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:44 pm

Faalstar wrote:It's free from Computer -to- Computer.

It's not free from Computer to telephone, or vice versa.

Not sure about multi-client conversations though.
Even then, I agree with Kassiday that the best option thus far is a IRC channel....


If we were really adventurous, we could always setup a Vent server or Teamspeak
But why would you want to use a messanger to call somoene's telephone?

As for Skype Conferences (voice chat with 2 or more people), I do it all the time. Its really cool.
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Post by Faalstar » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:37 am

Because the whole idea behind VoIP in the first place was to replace conventional telephone lines with internet broadband.
I'm not saying that I want to use my computer to call someone's telephone, but thanks to the miracle of today's technology, you can use your telephone over the network with a "little magical box" (Sipura, etc) instead of having to use a computer.

If we were going to use speech, i'd rather use Ventrilo server personally.

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Post by The J Person » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:14 am

I absolutely can't stand speech. I much prefer text.
I'm on dial-up anyway, so I wouldn't want to go through the convoluted process of voice chat when I have a much faster, less-distorted option available to me.

Honestly, if we're going to do anything, I recommend IRC. For my own client I use mIRC. The trick is getting everybody onto the same server all at once, though - shouldn't be too hard if everyone gets their hands on a program for it.

mIRC is free, by the way. I'd link, but you can google it.

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Post by Kassidy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:16 am

http://www.mirc.co.uk
Feeling generous.

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