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AuthorTopic: AIM Buddy Making!
Warrior
Member # 6076
Profile #0
The find buddy wizard keeps messing up for me and all my friends are eiether on my buddy list
or don't have AIM, so this is my new method! (hope it works)
I am theobxboy

[ Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:59: Message edited by: Taggerung ]

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I was born in Redwall, Raised by bandits, went back to Redwall, became thier champion, and was eventually killed by a raison that was caught in my esophogus......Joy
Posts: 54 | Registered: Wednesday, July 6 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 6076
Profile #1
You know what makes me angry? I have 5 buddies out of like 10 friends. i have more but they don't answer thier phone

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I was born in Redwall, Raised by bandits, went back to Redwall, became thier champion, and was eventually killed by a raison that was caught in my esophogus......Joy
Posts: 54 | Registered: Wednesday, July 6 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #2
iCare.

Sorry, I just feel testy today. :rolleyes:

[ Saturday, August 20, 2005 13:05: Message edited by: Aranfoolcaytar ]

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #3
Bah, since you stole my line Aran...

Get MSN.

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Polaris - Weather balloons, ninjas, and your big daddy Wise Man. What more could you want?
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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #4
Agreed. MSN is great.

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Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #5
I've never gone on MSN (or any form of live chat). Can I go on with a Mac, or is it just for PC?

[ Saturday, August 20, 2005 15:43: Message edited by: Zaiu ]

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #6
I wasn't aware you ever used that line, Wise. And here I thought I was being original.

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #7
I'd be careful about grabbing everyone's AIM names off a message board if I were you. I put about 150 names on my list one day and then forgot who about 110 of them were. Now I get confused all the time.

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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #8
You must have a special version of AIM if your buddies have to answer the phone to get instant messages.

MSN is unpleasant and I can never tell who anybody is, especially because you can change your name at will, but it is available for Mac.

[Edit: English good talking!]

—Alorael, who believes it is also included in iChat. Adium, Fire, and Proteus definitely include MSN as well as AIM and other instant messenger services.

[ Saturday, August 20, 2005 17:46: Message edited by: 'Lo ]
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #9
Thank you, Alo, I'll try AIM.

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #10
I have Both (MSN and AIM), and MSN is way better. I agree with Alo in the fact that it's hard to tell who anybody is, especially because you can change your name at will, but you can always tell by their email address. Besides, MSN just added new features like being able to send winks and more cool stuff.
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #11
ADoS, that's why you put their moniker in the Notes section of their information.

I use AIM because it's what most of my friends use and I see no reason to change. My sister uses MSN, and I really dislike its appearance. Not that that matters or anything.

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-The Last Pendragon

Polaris = joy.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #12
With iChat, if you add someone to your address book, they appear in your buddy list as their name, not their screenname.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #13
Trillian. If there is one thing I've learnt concerning Instant Messengers, it is that it's far easier to use the client another person prefers than to persuade them to switch. And like hell I'm going to run 4 clients at the same time. I have no real preference - individually, all the programs (MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, AIM) more or less suck, though ICQ less so than the others.

On another note, does anyone here use Skype?

[ Sunday, August 21, 2005 14:00: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #14
AIM's site keeps saying I have cookies or java off, which I don't (checked preferences to make sure), so I set up MSN; I like it so far.

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Warrior
Member # 6076
Profile #15
personally i like aim one more thing What are ur screen names!?

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I was born in Redwall, Raised by bandits, went back to Redwall, became thier champion, and was eventually killed by a raison that was caught in my esophogus......Joy
Posts: 54 | Registered: Wednesday, July 6 2005 07:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #16
You know, if you want to know people's AIM screen names, you could just look in their profiles. If there isn't an AIM screen name in someone's profile, it's probably because they either don't have one or don't want it to be public knowledge.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #17
The database I'm building up will contain AIM monikers as well - but I'm not sure if it will be okay to display them in a search form. I am assuming that since this information is public in the profile, there is no harm in publishing it elsewhere, but there might well be an issue with that.

Also, I'm still interested in whether anyone has tried Skype. I use it, and it absolutely rocks. I'm a little uneasy communicating in voice rather than text with someone I don't really know, but it's a fascinating system.

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #18
I downloaded Skype and it looks pretty good. It's a good way to meet people, though I don't know anyone (besides you) that has Skype so I doubt I'll be using it much.
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #19
I use Skype when talking to relatives.

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You can take my Mac when you pry my cold, dead fingers off the mouse!
Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #20
Something I could never understand about voice chat: Why not use a phone instead?

Even for international calls, if both sides have to get DSL just to chat, your DSL bill will be higher than your phone bill would have been.

[ Tuesday, August 23, 2005 09:02: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #21
But if you already have broadband for other reasons, it's much easier just to use that.

In fact, if you talk a lot internationally (more than an hour per week), broadband is cheaper.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
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Member # 869
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Unless, of course, you have to pay for internet access by the minute or bandwidth by the megabyte.

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Bandwagons are fun!
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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #23
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

Something I could never understand about voice chat: Why not use a phone instead?

Even for international calls, if both sides have to get DSL just to chat, your DSL bill will be higher than your phone bill would have been.

1. Given the current number of broadband users, that is an extremely unlikely scenario. You might as well argue that a computer is more expensive than a telephone. :rolleyes:

2.The transfer rate for Skype's system is about 15.2 kbit per second maximum. The bandwidth of a dialup access is given by Wikipedia as about 53kbit per second maximum. Who is talking about broadband?

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #24
I guess the sound quality must have greatly improved in recent years. When I tried NetToPhone about 6 year ago, the sound was very bad even with college dorm's very fast connection.

As for number of broadband users, there are still plenty of people who are fine with dialup. (I don't want to waste 30$/month on DSL if I can do all my web-surfing with a 9$/month dialup.)

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00

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