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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Chiron_au, Feb 21, 2001.

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  1. Chiron_au Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2001
    MSN Messenger - Fast, Reliable & no where near as intrusive as ICQ

    u need to setup a hotmail address to use it tho

    www.hotmail.com

    once that is done go 2 the following link to download messenger (only bout 1mb)

    http://messenger.ninemsn.com.au/

    alternatively if anyone likes IRC - I can set up a channel for OR
  2. Pinback Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 1
    Hey, couldn't hurt! I'm downloading it now; might be a good idea to go ahead and set up an IRC room anyway, it couldn't hurt to have multiple net apps available to the club.
  3. Jedi_Nat Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 5
    ICQ, MSN Messanger, anyone want to try for the treble and have Yahoo! Messanger too? I've got that as well!
  4. Grizzly Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2000
    star 4
    lessee... ICQ,Yahoo,AIM... why not go the quinella?
  5. Pinback Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
    star 1
    Quinella? Isn't that what we drank last weekend at SM's place? No thanks, not again!
  6. Chiron_au Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2001
    If I had time or could be bothered id do an ASCII impression of "tha finger" :)

    If MSN dosent turn u on - might I suggest pigeon carrier or some form of telepathy
  7. Chiron_au Jedi Knight

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    Feb 17, 2001
    "President of the "We want emoticons back" Dictatorship"

    Who said whinging dosent get u anywhere - and in only 1 week of having this sig

    can i plz have a medal?

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  8. Ethane Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 20, 2001
    I've already tried messenger except now I have a damn firewall in place at work I can't use it anymore, but before that I found it a great way of chatting.
    On that note, isn't it weird that we use the term "chat" rather than "talk" when discussing on-line conversation. I always thought of chat as an antiquated term, and yet, here it is, alive and well on the most technological of mediums.
    Oh well

    Ethane,
    Jedi Extraordinairre and leader of "It wasn't me that brought about the downfall of the republic, the wookie did it" fan club.
  9. Pinback Jedi Knight

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Okay, my MS Messenger is up and running, I've already got Chiron and one of my cousins (!) listed. All Outer Rimmers and confirmed relatives of blood or marriage are welcome.
  10. Princess_Lego Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 4, 2000
    star 1
    How about using the force ;)
  11. soneil Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    I'd rather stick with ICQ. I'm not too fond of the other messaging programs I've tried (especially the ones that insist on signing up for something like Hotmail the way MSN does). I don't really want to have half a dozen different messaging accounts to check.
  12. Pinback Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
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    Actually, it's not bad at all; I used it tonight with Grizzly, Leia and someone called Muldz, when Grizz's ICQ was giving him fits. Messenger held up a 4-way convo quite nicely!

    And a Hotmail account is a piece of cake to set up; you want me to set one up for you? You'd never even have to check it, and you only need it so you can enter the user name and password into MSN Messenger; besides, it's still FREE, and unlike ICQ, you don't have to upgrade it every 6 months to keep up with everybody else.

    And if we're gonna have net chats (given attendance of late, it might be absolutely essential), we've gotta try for some uniformity so that nobody gets left out!
  13. Chiron_au Jedi Knight

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    Feb 17, 2001
    Just one more thing bout MSN, its good cause it hasn't been overloaded by geewizz bloated crap ... YET - periodically a new version will come out and it will ask if u wanna upgrade - dont bother, leave it the way it is

    "If it aint broke dont fix it"

    and Ethane - The latest version works quite well behind a firewall
  14. Rogue 11 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 1999
    star 1
    I use MSN messenger. It is pretty cool. Reach me at pyschojedi@hotmail.com
  15. Sith Magician Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1999
    star 5
    there was absolutely no reason for reviving this thread, but I did anyway [face_devil]
  16. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
  17. Chiron_au Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2001
    Admit it Sith u just wanted to see my name at the top of the heap ;)
  18. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Nah. He just wanted you to come out and prove you're not in hiding like he thought you were. :)
  19. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2000
    star 5
    ICQ is heaps better than MSN Messenger. Everyone has ICQ these days. Not everyone has a Hotmail account and i'm not going to get one just to use MSN Messenger.
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