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View Poll Results: What is the best Instant Messenger?
AIM 9 27.27%
ICQ 1 3.03%
MSN 18 54.55%
YIM 5 15.15%
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Old June 29th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Old June 29th, 2004, 06:43 PM
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I like MSN because you can do many more things than I could in AIM and Yahoo! MSN also looks a lot better than the plain interface of Yahoo! and AIM.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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lol Yahoo! If you have the new version of yahoo you know its good. I personaly think that is good cause of the audibles
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Old June 29th, 2004, 06:47 PM
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I have aim and msn but I like aim better
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Old June 29th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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I think ICQ is the best it looks the best anyway ^.^
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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:20 PM
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I have to go with MSN.

Not only does MSN have all of the things that the other IMS have, but it also has a lot more quirks like the ability to change your name, and some cool little voice things that you can get if you have MSG plus. Also, MSN has the best smileys out of all of the IMs; there's so many to choose from, and they all look so good, that it's easy to find the perfect smiley to express your emotion through IM.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:26 PM
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I'd have to go with MSN too. I only really use AIM and MSN though. I have Yahoo but no one I know uses it... and if they do they have one of the others too. I do like the ability to change your name whenever you want. On AIM I'm stuck looking at snowangel3181988 or the one my friend made me make yesterday! ILiveOffH2O! Another reason I guess I like MSN better is because I use it more now. AIM I usually just use for my RL friends that talk to me online... and that's usually only one. I use MSN much more frequently. And it also has the ability to add people into a convo without having to start a seperate chatroom like you do with AIM...
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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:27 PM
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AIM because most of my friends have it, It's the easiest to use (not to mention easiest to get). It was the First Im system I got.

MSN on the other hand, would be a better choice for the "talker" seeing that you can have more than one conversation at a time. MSN also has that sleek look that no other IM system has.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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Best client? Trillian in my opinion. Its very easy with no unneeded junk the other IM clients but on your machine, its easy to meld all the services into one, and its got almost all the functionality of the other clients plus a lot of common sense options the others dont have. Also very skinable, if youre into that. Add a wealth of plugins and all the convenience it has~

Now as far as the services? As I said they mostly seem the same to me, but

AIM lets you add people without their knowing, good and bad. Its also got nice info like how long theyve been away and etc.

MSN Most people at PC use this, so Im on it a lot. People are aware when you add themgood and bad once again. And when you use their actual client, you can voice chat which is pretty cool.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:34 PM
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I think everyone likes MSN because Microsoft made it. They have too much money to make it better.. Meh~, still my favourite anyway, even though I'm anti-Microsoftish..
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Old June 29th, 2004, 08:06 PM
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I go with AIM. I'll list my "Goods" about each though.

AIM ~ Chat rooms, file sending, DeadAIM (ph34r it!), away messages, the profiles, linking (if you like that stuff), easy to sign up
MSN ~ Uh, name changing. And that's about it for MSN... >>
YIM ~ I like in the new one that you can hide from certain people. And the voice chat system works GREAT.
ICQ ~ Don't even ask. Because there is none.

Now for the "bads"
AIM ~ It has a rather ugly look, but it is pretty easier skinned. Also non-hacked AIM has the ugly ads.
MSN ~ Convos like to hurt my computer... T_T, Windows Messanger sucks, File sending sucks, and it takes forever to sign up for. Plus you need the e-mail address for when you sign-up.
YIM ~ It's ugly, and no one uses it. >>;;
ICQ ~ SPAM! >.<;;;;;;;


Trillian is okay, but I don't like how it works. I'd rather have the Buddy Lists seperated, like how AIM does the linking. That's nice.

But if you ever want a real chat, go with IRC.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 08:07 PM
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I think everyone likes MSN because Microsoft made it. They have too much money to make it better.. Meh~, still my favourite anyway, even though I'm anti-Microsoftish..
I don't like MSN because Microsoft made it. I hate all thing Microsoft except for MSN and the XBox. That's pretty much it.
As for clients, I used to like Trillian but hhan I switched to Linux so now I can't use it.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:21 PM
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In terms of service, AIM. Yahoo and MSN don't offer all their features in their official Mac clients. AIM for Mac offers most features, but if Mac users want Video Chat and Audio Chat, they need to get iChat AV. iChat AV is available with Panther, or bought seperately (which I have the seperate version). It's really good, supports all of the features and adds audio and video chat with Mac and Windows users.

MSN has no good features on the Mac version. No display pictures, no games, no video chat, no audio chat...
Yahoo is similar.

Attached: iChat screenshot.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:47 PM
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Ooh, thats lame. Poor mac users. I only y00s the chat part of IMs. Smilies too, but I use nothing more. I have completely other apps for Audio/Video. I never play the games, they're lame too. Hmm.. I'm too simple.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 10:23 PM
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Meh, who likes MSN when you could talk to the main community administrators with AIM? It's just better, to use I find (not the Windows client x_x).
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Old June 30th, 2004, 01:06 AM
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AIM and MSN, in that order.
I use MSN almost exclusively to talk to certain girlies from PC, though.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 03:49 AM
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MSN all the way! Most of my freinds [+ online freinds] use that more than AIM
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Old June 30th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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MSN is better because the eye candy... AIM just look bland.... but the only thing about it is direct sending with images and sounds.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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i like msn better cuz u can change ur display name and the emoticons are better...etc only thing yahoo has better is the LAUNCHcast radio i always listen to that
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Old June 30th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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I use MSN mostly... AIM rarely loads on my computer, ICQ is just useless, and Yahoo is... well you get the Idea
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Old June 30th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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I think MSN is best. Because AIM doesn't look very good, and it annoys me. X3
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 05:10 AM
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MSN crashes my computer, but I'll go with it because no one uses YIM, and both YIM and AIM get way too much spim. Never touched ICQ.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 05:40 AM
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In terms of service, AIM. Yahoo and MSN don't offer all their features in their official Mac clients. AIM for Mac offers most features, but if Mac users want Video Chat and Audio Chat, they need to get iChat AV. iChat AV is available with Panther, or bought seperately (which I have the seperate version). It's really good, supports all of the features and adds audio and video chat with Mac and Windows users.

MSN has no good features on the Mac version. No display pictures, no games, no video chat, no audio chat...
Yahoo is similar.

Attached: iChat screenshot.
If only my friends had audio chat enabled! Or the...whats it called? the thing for video...erm, oh you get the point!

I usually use a program called "Fire" because it's a multi-chat client that includes AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, ICQ, and IRC
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 11:17 PM
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MSN, no doubt. o.o; I liked its features and its way of blocking certain people on your list until you decide to un-block them. Yahoo! makes you ignore people NOT on your list, but it only ignores until you come online but I STILL like Yahoo! [Second Place] =P

I never used other chat clients, though, so I don't know what they're like. o.o;
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 12:18 AM
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MSN all the way!!! its got my vote cos.......

its got everything
it lets me change my username
it lets me get new avatars

...uh ... and alot of other things.
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