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02-18-18 11:53:50 PM

Jul - General Chat - Daily Poll #4: Still use AIM? New poll - New thread - New reply
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You know, AOL Instant Messenger.
I still use it
 
3.0%, 1 vote
I used to use it a lot
 
42.4%, 14 votes
I used it a little bit
 
9.1%, 3 votes
I never used it
 
33.3%, 11 votes
So much for 'daily', huh
 
12.1%, 4 votes
Multi-voting is disabled. 33 users have voted.

Xkeeper






Posted on 10-22-17 02:58:27 AM Link | Quote
What did you end up using instead? If anything, that is.
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Posted on 10-30-17 03:43:42 AM Link | Quote
Wait, I'm the only one who still uses it? Can't really say I expected that.

Originally posted by Xkeeper
What did you end up using instead? If anything, that is.


I guess, like most others, I've moved over to Telegram and Discord. Telegram's pretty nice, but I'm not quite so keen on Discord.

I guess so far as Discord goes, as a Skype replacement, I find it absolutely stellar -- but it also seems to be overtaking other things (such as IRC, seemingly) that I don't like it quite so much for.

Part of it's also probably the fact that these older protocols worked on fucking anything and these newer clients are so much more resource-hungry and probably wouldn't play quite as nicely on older systems. Maybe it's not quite that huge of an issue, since a lot of this stuff still probably runs fine on almost anything from the past decade (give or take a few years), but... eh.

(maybe the revival of that old laptop has me thinking about this kind of stuff too)
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Posted on 01-14-18 07:08:20 AM Link | Quote
Well, it's been a few weeks, but AIM is officially gone now. Kind of weird to think about, but I guess I should remove the AIM field from profiles (and maybe even the database) now.

Similarly, it's weird to think that my homepage and some other things still make mention of my screenname, even though I hadn't used AIM in years.
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Posted on 01-14-18 03:13:38 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
What did you end up using instead? If anything, that is.

I was on IRC stuff for a while, but I've fallen off of it completely.

Felt weird to uninstall Trillian, even though I hadn't really used it for most of the last few years.
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-14-18 03:16:25 PM Link | Quote
Now think about how weird it is to have seen a copy of Windows Messenger. Not even MSN Messenger, the real one, but the horribly stripped-down one they shipped with some XP versions.

Does Trillian even still exist? Every one of the old protocols it used to support (barring IRC) is dead now, isn't it? Except for ICQ I guess.
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Posted on 01-14-18 03:19:44 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, it looks like it's transitioned to business use now, or something.

Weird to think about that door closing forever.
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