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Thorzdad
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Oct 6, 2017, 03:10 PM
 
     
sek929
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Oct 6, 2017, 04:01 PM
 
Where will I leave all my passive-aggressive away messages now?
     
The Final Dakar
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Oct 6, 2017, 04:22 PM
 
Where will Chris Hansen get content now?
     
reader50
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Oct 6, 2017, 05:37 PM
 
Haven't used it for awhile, but it is a useful fallback for instant contact. Especially when collaborating on a server issue.

What are people using for IM now? ie - instant texting with anonymity (non-real screen names).
     
Waragainstsleep
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Oct 6, 2017, 05:41 PM
 
I haven't used it in ages but this is very sad.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
mindwaves
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Oct 6, 2017, 06:26 PM
 
I loved using Adium for quite some time. Love the interface. Even had one of their t-shirts for a while. I also remember using iMessage for Mac on AIM. People loved the bubble interface. At that time, the bubbles were totally new.

When using the official AOL client, I always used the hack to cut out the distracting animated ad in the main buddy group window. Those were fun times.
{{{ mindwaves }}}
     
And.reg
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Oct 6, 2017, 07:00 PM
 
Farewell SmarterChild. Dweeb Robot.
     
Paco500
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Oct 7, 2017, 05:06 AM
 
This user name is a bit of an anomaly for me (there are other Paco500s out there in the world, very few are me- for example https://twitter.com/LiveByTheGUN24, not me). For most of my accounts around the web, I use my original AIM handle. I'm sad it's going away, even though I haven't logged in for years.
     
Doc HM
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Oct 7, 2017, 11:17 AM
 
I look forward to welcoming all the now homeless chatbots to MacNN
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
Thorzdad  (op)
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Oct 7, 2017, 07:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
What are people using for IM now? ie - instant texting with anonymity (non-real screen names).
My wife and I IM all day via Jabber using Adium. We could use Apple Messages, but the desktop app takes up wayyyyyy too much screen space compared to small and simple Adium.
     
mindwaves
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Oct 8, 2017, 09:42 AM
 
I use many chat applications unfortunately. It kind of depends on which country my friends are from. I use it on my iPad and iPhone and their desktop equivalents on my Mac.
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