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Who here still use old school internet services such as IRC and Usenet (NNTP)?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cromulent, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 84,238

    Location: South Coast

    Usenet is great, it's not something that will ever get old though I imagine, at least not in the current sense anyway. The IRC bantz moved to WhatsApp long ago. Can use the middle finger emoji to much better effect there.
  2. Kiyoshi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2003

    Posts: 1,666

    I haven't been in a chat room for... 15 years? Does anybody else remember...


    Came bundled with Windows 98 for me. It was my first experience of chatting online to somebody, was genuinely amazed at the time. How things change <Chr>
  3. PooKer


    Joined: Jan 16, 2008

    Posts: 605

    Location: East Sussex

    Quakenet for me. A keen idler..... When not idle I use it for communicating with fellow gamers who are going to the same LAN, and very rarely a pickup game.
  4. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,501

    Location: Surrey

    I was part of a group that ran #chatzone on efnet all the way up to the big efnet split wars when we moved to DALnet. I was an ircop on DALnet for a while. But bowed out quite a long time ago now. Was a beta tester for mIRC during much of that time as well.
  5. anything I don't mind


    Joined: Dec 28, 2009

    Posts: 13,054

    Location: london

    Ive been on IRC since 1997 and never left. I am on efnet and freenode.
  6. CaNsA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,321

    I'm on freenode 24/7 in several channels for open source projects,
  7. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,565

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    IRC? Isn't it just a pedo haven these days?
  8. HazardO


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,550

    Location: Cambridge

    I still use Xnews to read usenet occasionally.
  9. {SAS}TB


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 5,044

    Location: Location: Location:

    Still three or four of us sit (mainly idle) in IRC (quakenet) most days although the WhatsApp group gets more use now
  10. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2007

    Posts: 163,629

    Location: Londinium

  11. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 84,238

    Location: South Coast

    The offshoot ocuk room on quakenet is still there but dead, the main one is dead, are members who were in the offshoot still banned from the main? Not that it matters. IRC is dead :p
  12. Finners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2009

    Posts: 2,382

    Usenet I probably use a couple of times a week and not used IRC since the gaming clan I was in disbanded 5 or so years ago.

    Good times in IRC though.
  13. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    Giganews account here.
  14. darkgen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: London, UK

  15. RoboCod


    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,990

    Location: On the Amiga500

    mIRC for work :)
  16. hurfdurf


    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

    Posts: 8,687

    I came on the other day to spread some news only to find it was dead, RIP Elite crew. For the best really, most top tier posters have stopped posting here now.
  17. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    I use Skype for chat these days on my PC/Mac. Just used to it, does what I need, works.
  18. EGuitarStar


    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,542

    Location: Earth

    I used to frequent a particular Friends (TV Show) channel on Dalnet many years ago, even met a couple of people who I met on there and visited one in Brazil when I was 21.

    Just don't have time these days.
  19. K.C. Leblanc


    Joined: Sep 13, 2003

    Posts: 8,006

    Location: Glocestershire

    # K.C. Leblanc appears as TIKI

    I imagine using MS Chat often got you a swift kick. I know that's how I dealt with that sort of behaviour.
  20. bsoltan


    Joined: Oct 16, 2005

    Posts: 3,950

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Still on IRC Quakenet and a bit on Gamesurge.

    Only to chat to a couple of people that still hang out there. I like using it if anyone has any recommendations for active channels.