Chat rooms vs real life.

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Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby zilt » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:07 am

You know how in chat rooms you can put annoying people on ignore so you don't have to deal with their pointless chatter? Don't you wish you could do that sort of thing with some people in real life?

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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby Witchy1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:41 pm

Hell yes i have a list :D
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby starbomb » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:58 am

A mute button would be invaluable.
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby mostirreverent » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:21 am

do they still have chat rooms. I've never been in one. I think I missed out, they sound fun in retrospect, especially with my experience with this place.
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Postby starbomb » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:25 pm

mostirreverent wrote:do they still have chat rooms. I've never been in one. I think I missed out, they sound fun in retrospect, especially with my experience with this place.

I wouldn't have a clue what exists now but I used to use mIRC when I was like 16. It was real cutting edge at the time and kind of scary really. I met people in person that I found on there and I wouldn't want my kids using it.
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby mostirreverent » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:32 am

starbomb wrote:
mostirreverent wrote:do they still have chat rooms. I've never been in one. I think I missed out, they sound fun in retrospect, especially with my experience with this place.

I wouldn't have a clue what exists now but I used to use mIRC when I was like 16. It was real cutting edge at the time and kind of scary really. I met people in person that I found on there and I wouldn't want my kids using it.

I suppose they were like forums, with all the different rooms (like sections here). In the early days, this place was a real hot bed of sex, filled with young 20-30-somethings. grand fun.

how was mIRC different from say IM chat. how did others find out you existed. with IM, you had to "know" someone first
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby starbomb » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:34 am

mostirreverent wrote:
starbomb wrote:
mostirreverent wrote:do they still have chat rooms. I've never been in one. I think I missed out, they sound fun in retrospect, especially with my experience with this place.

I wouldn't have a clue what exists now but I used to use mIRC when I was like 16. It was real cutting edge at the time and kind of scary really. I met people in person that I found on there and I wouldn't want my kids using it.

I suppose they were like forums, with all the different rooms (like sections here). In the early days, this place was a real hot bed of sex, filled with young 20-30-somethings. grand fun.

how was mIRC different from say IM chat. how did others find out you existed. with IM, you had to "know" someone first

There were public rooms you could enter, say based on your country or state or a band - whatever really. You could get a list of them and how many people in them. Then you would chat to whomever, trying to find someone interesting or with similar interest. You wouldn't need to commit any information such as an email address or a pic, the only identifiable info you could look up about a person was their IP address. So you may be able to see if someone was lying about where they were from or if they had changed their nickname and were lying to you and posing as someone else. Easy to block them. Easy to leave rooms. You get chatting to someone you like, they may then invite you to a private room where only specific people have permission to enter. There were mods. If people got nasty they could be booted. You used this as a base to meet more people and invite them into your community. This type of room was quite intimate and I met some in person. Obviously, if you already knew someone and you wanted them to join it, you would just permission them. It, for me, was more about meeting people you didn't know, rather than using it as a mode to com with people you already did.
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby mostirreverent » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:31 am

starbomb wrote:
mostirreverent wrote:
starbomb wrote:
mostirreverent wrote:do they still have chat rooms. I've never been in one. I think I missed out, they sound fun in retrospect, especially with my experience with this place.

I wouldn't have a clue what exists now but I used to use mIRC when I was like 16. It was real cutting edge at the time and kind of scary really. I met people in person that I found on there and I wouldn't want my kids using it.

I suppose they were like forums, with all the different rooms (like sections here). In the early days, this place was a real hot bed of sex, filled with young 20-30-somethings. grand fun.

how was mIRC different from say IM chat. how did others find out you existed. with IM, you had to "know" someone first

There were public rooms you could enter, say based on your country or state or a band - whatever really. You could get a list of them and how many people in them. Then you would chat to whomever, trying to find someone interesting or with similar interest. You wouldn't need to commit any information such as an email address or a pic, the only identifiable info you could look up about a person was their IP address. So you may be able to see if someone was lying about where they were from or if they had changed their nickname and were lying to you and posing as someone else. Easy to block them. Easy to leave rooms. You get chatting to someone you like, they may then invite you to a private room where only specific people have permission to enter. There were mods. If people got nasty they could be booted. You used this as a base to meet more people and invite them into your community. This type of room was quite intimate and I met some in person. Obviously, if you already knew someone and you wanted them to join it, you would just permission them. It, for me, was more about meeting people you didn't know, rather than using it as a mode to com with people you already did.

I would have liked that. the forum is similar, with the PM function, or then taking it to IM or email. I love getting a surprise PM from strangers here, those you had no idea they read you...
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby happygirl » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:07 pm

zilt wrote:You know how in chat rooms you can put annoying people on ignore so you don't have to deal with their pointless chatter? Don't you wish you could do that sort of thing with some people in real life?

Ooh yes :lol:
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby withhold » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:49 pm

I like _ contact. It's real life contact minust the grossness of dealing with humans
in person.

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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby emilycurious » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:27 pm

If you see Kay
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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby Elysa » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:50 am

emilycurious wrote:If you see Kay


What's going on with you? Why why why? Are are are? You you you? Editing all your damn posts and giving the double bird?

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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby emilycurious » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:43 pm

Contractual obligations!

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Re: Chat rooms vs real life.

Postby mostirreverent » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:02 am

emilycurious wrote:Contractual obligations!

Where in our marriage vows did it say you had to do that
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