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Do you use AIM?

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

America Online 40

Do you use AIM?

Should the 'fans/friends' share their AIM nicks?Do you use AIM?

Should the 'fans/friends' share their AIM nicks?

Mine's pretty simple. Its not FortKnox. You can figure it out, I'm sure...
Hint: Email -@ -.com

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I use it, but... (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360402)

I use AIM, however I have my buddy list setup to block all SNs that aren't on my buddy list. Thus, if I don't know you can't see me. However, if enough of us begin to post the SNs I might follow up with what mine are.

yeah, I use it, among others (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360406)

I use aim, Yahoo's IM, and MSN messenger. All for work mainly though, so to be honest, I wouldn't be able to share it. :(

AIM via iChat (2)

norwoodites (226775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360498)

I use AIM via iChat:
my AIM logins are:
pinskia
blueboxclassic

Your .sig "why do people hate musilims?" (2)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361815)

Possibly because musilims hate non-musilims. [imra.org.il]

I do not hate musilims. I am a secular jew, so I am jewish only by birth, not by faith. I, like many jews and christians, do not hate those not of our faith. Despite the hyperlink, certainly not all musilims hate non-musilims either, as evidenced by my friendship with a musilim.

Re:Your .sig "why do people hate musilims?" (2)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 11 years ago | (#4362031)

I think you hate everybody, and that's why you work in Customer Services (you and that em emalb guy probably work together, right? RIGHT?).
In fact, I probably talked to you last week when I tried to get an RMA for used paint I bought (it was in the shape of a house).

Re:Your .sig "why do people hate musilims?" (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#4362145)

As far as I know, I don't work with him. Small world though, so you never know.

I guess you could call it customer service for my job description, but it's not that per se. I work with the customer and various telcos,etc. I do network design (often on the fly--it's really cool that way, who needs documentation? here's a hint. You do.) and third level troubleshooting. I.E., my network is down, we have routing issues and the cookie cutter stuff ain't fixing it.

So, as I said, I suppose it's customer service.

hehe, like the joke though

Re:Your .sig "why do people hate musilims?" (2)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 11 years ago | (#4362238)

I work selling hiking boots and outdoor clothing, not customer service. Ordinarily I understand what you're saying, but I completely don't understand your first sentence. Are you serious? I suppose I could hate all my friends, but that would contradict webster. "1 a : one attached to another by affection or esteem"
If you were going for humor it went right over my head.

Re:Your .sig "why do people hate musilims?" (2)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 11 years ago | (#4370715)

I was joking!

It is kind of like a priest who works in a confessional, but doesn't want to hear anyone's problems...

Mines simple (2)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360549)

It's "The Xaoswolf" and I accept messages from all, which means of course that I also get the AIM-SPAM, oddly enough, I only get the same message from different usernames, haven't seen a new message in weeks...

yep (2)

einstein (10761) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360576)

I usually use gaim, and I can be found on 'rishel1' most of the time.
--

i use it but... (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360636)

I use it via my .mac address - threegee at mac dot com - so people using unofficial clients sometimes have problems. Depends if you have access to OSCAR or TOC or whatever.

Re:i use it but... (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4363394)

Putting that into proper notation (filling in the symboles) causes AIM to complain that it is an e-mail address and asks if I want to look it up. It refuses to accept it as just a screen name.

Re:i use it but... (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4363506)

Are you using an official AIM client, or something like Trillian or GAIM or whatever? Or perhaps merely an older version? AFAIK it must have been updated since the last Mac World a few months ago when The Steve announced AIM integration.

Re:i use it but... (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4365234)

I am using AIM4Beta, 4.4.2286

Re:i use it but... (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4366095)

try 5 I guess?

Re:i use it but... (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#4370905)

I'm using 5.0.2938 and I can't figure out your SN.

Re:i use it but... (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4371365)

I'm flying to fucking Palo Alto tomorrow and personally kicking the shit out of Steve.

Curses. I'll try it on my PC later.

Re:i use it but... (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#4371419)

I'm flying to fucking Palo Alto tomorrow and personally kicking the shit out of Steve.

I'll hold him, you hit him.

Maybe it's just an error existing between keyboard and chair. Can you post some other obfuscated version of your SN?

Oh, and BAT21, this Bird Dog doesn't play golf...

Re:i use it but... (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4371591)

threegee at mac dot com
the threegee part is literal, not 3G or some other variation. It's literally 'threegee'.

the rest is obvious: @mac.com

HTH

Re:i use it but... (2)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4372040)

try 5 I guess?

No thank you, I perfer to keep software designed by richard simmons off of my computer.

Err (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360647)

Do you have to ask? :-D

Com2Kid of course.

Com2Kid on AIM, ICQ (either Com2Kid, both are me), MSM, and YIM. :) (com2kid@hotmail.com for MS messenger, ugh. I swore I'd never get a hotmail address buuuuut. . . . .)

No... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#4360970)

I exclusively use ICQ. Why? Because it is superior in my eyes above AIM. (Really, who came up with using the buddy names as primary key should go back to take some database classes) I know they use the same protocol, but featurewise ICQ is much richer. I have to admit that the default configuration of ICQ sucks badly, but it just takes 10 minutes to put it in a "usable" configuration. (that is on PC, on the Mac ICQ is absolutely wonderful)
And I'm easy to find on ICQ. Really... somebody on my fanlist already "found" me that way.

Re:No... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361016)

Really, who came up with using the buddy names as primary key should go back to take some database classes

No doubt. I'd kill for the idea of changing everyone's AIM SN to something I recognize. IE - Gandalf47362 is my friend John Doe. I'd rather see "John Doe" than try to figure out what Gandalf47362 is (especially if he chats to me like once a month).

Re:No... (2)

leviramsey (248057) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361686)

I use gaim (SN is leviramsey). Aliases, integrated ICQ client, and a tabbed UI == IM heaven.

Yup. (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361056)

The only person I use it to talk to is my niece, though. Everybody else seems to be too good for it. :) (I'm not going to bother trying to convert a 14 year old girl to something that none of the other 14 year old girls use. Besides, it works fine for its purpose.) My exciting username is Kristiams

Re:Yup. (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361145)

uh oh, some woman made the dreaded mistake of making her username public knowledge. (FK's journal, aka gateway to journal hell :> )

Bam! You hear that? It's the sound of a thousand geeks trying to im you :)

ok, kidding, but wait and see, I am sure your gonna get geek-infested. No way to get those buggers out either, they burrow in until they can form nests of coax cable, copper wiring and spare hard-drives.

Re:Yup. (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 11 years ago | (#4362559)

My username was already public. Besides, I would rate the maturity of FK journal readers slightly higher than the /. population as a whole. I may be mistaken. In which case, feel free to IM me with news of my error. :)

Re:Yup. (2)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 11 years ago | (#4365789)

Well, I haven't seen any goatse posts in a while, so I think you may be right

shudders at the thought of AIM Trolls...

perhaps an IRC meetup? (2)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361178)

We should get a channel somewhere, sometimes IM can be annoying.

(yah, like IRC isn't, I know)

i used to (1)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361240)

it started getting annoying. people would IM me with all their little problems (typically HW-related) that I just stopped staying online. Plus it became distracting. I cant recall the last time I was online. It was easily years ago.

AIM (1)

chainrust (610064) | more than 11 years ago | (#4361559)

I use AIM. I have 5 accounts to avoid bans and to be anonymous if the need be.

primary account: jp8bryant

Re:AIM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4362585)

I just LOVE chainrust's site [olsentwins.com] ! Especially the "fash" section [olsentwins.com] , where I learned to cut the bottom off of an old shirt to use as a hair enhancement! Oh, and the "dance party" photos [olsentwins.com] !

Of course, don't forget to read chainrust's emails [olsentwins.com] ! Here you will discover how truly difficult it is to decide what to do on the weekends... have a pizza party? A fash party? Go to the mall with all of your friends? Have a sleepover and call boys on the phone?

In short, if you haven't checked out chainrust's site [olsentwins.com] , you don't know what you're missing!

I don't use AIM. (2)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#4362835)

I don't use it. So if you find someone claiming to be me, it isn't. I have a couple of ICQ accounts, but haven't used it for a while. I think ICQ prevents all clients from working if they don't accept ads.

Re:I don't use AIM. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#4363483)

Well...
The Mac version doesn't have ads...and yes it is the official ICQ client. Ah, we Mac users live in a wonderful world :-)

Re:I don't use AIM. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4375188)

A wonderfully GAY world.

And the verdict is... (1)

iggly_iguana (36376) | more than 11 years ago | (#4364093)

neocount38 on aim. Running gaim, and have accounts on just about everything....

And.... (1)

iggly_iguana (36376) | more than 11 years ago | (#4364151)

FortKnox.. I've never seen your email address anywhere...

Well, I use LAIM (2)

Liora (565268) | more than 11 years ago | (#4367077)

But I am rather hesitant to give my stuff out, sorry. But, FK, I added you to my buddy list, and I bet you'll know from my buddy name right away that it's me you're talking to if I ever happened to message you.

I don't use AIM (2)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 11 years ago | (#4368078)

I don't use AIM, but I do have a yahoo account: dayton1999.

If I don't reply to your message right away, please don't take offense; I'm usually lost in my work with headphones blaring.

Blurry Rutabaga (2)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4391662)

(My first twenty choices were already taken -- and I didn't want to have a name with a bunch of numbers after it)
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