Stopping usage of AIBB as real-time chat
November 12, 2001 9:27PM
edited January 2014
This was a problem in the past, with Monish addressing it directly. Some was attributed to spammers who will remain unnamed.
Question: What will be done prevent this in the future? Is AI Chat coming back? Will it still suck?
Reply 1 of 6
November 12, 2001 9:43PM
The AI chat has been open this whole time, it has never gone down. You can even open it from the privacy of your own Mac OS X Java Launcher thing. Just get the
of the website of which the chat is on, and plug that into the address bar in the Java thingy....easy as pie
Reply 2 of 6
November 12, 2001 9:52PM
I have checked into AI chat frequently since AI went down and no one else is ever there
Reply 3 of 6
November 12, 2001 10:14PM
Java chat is lame. DigiChat is lame.
AppleInsider needs an IRC channel--that way anyone can get in with one of 239423964 IRC clients for 2374236854 platforms configured how they want, without using annoying Java or being stuck in the browser.
Reply 4 of 6
November 13, 2001 6:49AM
bradbower: xactly. I remember one of the board users set one up on EFNet a long time ago, but it never took off. An irc# would need the blessing of the channel.
As an aside, you could also have a java irc client linked from the AI page.
Everytime I go into AI Chat, it's empty. Or full of fat chicks.
Reply 5 of 6
November 13, 2001 7:05AM
Feel free to use the DigiChat or set up your own IRC channel. I'm not bothering setting up one right now, because eventually (probably six months) we're going to set up an IRC server on one of our own boxes for this kind of thing.
Reply 6 of 6
November 13, 2001 3:26PM
That's all I needed to hear. Thanks g!