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IRC or ICQ, Which one do you like & use?

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    Registered User zahid's Avatar
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    IRC or ICQ, Which one do you like & use?

    Which one is more popular , IRC or ICQ
    IRC is popular among general chat lover.
    What about among c programmers.
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    Back after 2 years Panopticon's Avatar
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    prefer - IRC
    use - ICQ / MSN - cos more ppl use it, and thats the point of communication.
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    most of my friends use AIM, so I use that...
    haven't been on IRC in a while...
    haven't really ever used ICQ...

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    i asked about a cprogramming.com irc chat and none of the admins really seemed to pick up on it
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    I used to be a big chatter on IRC, unfortunately it doesn't work if you're behind a firewall (firewalls usually don't allow ports used by IRC - 6667 +/- 10(?))

    Port tunneling might help, but I just don't busy myself with it .

    ICQ is much more clever, as it works without problems behind firewalls - it automatically detects and uses free ports. This feature should be implemented in IRC clients as well...

    However, I don't use ICQ for chatting, mainly for sending - free - SMSes.

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    I prefer IRC, but ICQ is cool too :P

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    IRC seems to act weird sometimes, Connection time-out and
    such. I use IRC,ICQ and MSN.

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    Um....

    IRC and ICQ are different.
    IRC is a chat protocol.
    ICQ is most commonly used for instant messaging, but has some other nifty features.
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    Originally posted by valar_king
    IRC is a chat protocol.
    IRC has other excellent capability's aside from chatting. It's
    second use is downloading.
    Last edited by Travis Dane; 02-06-2003 at 10:06 AM.

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    I use both IRC and AIM :-)
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    I use MSN, somtimes ICQ, but with Trillian, you can use all of them at the same time, hehe
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    One of the worst things in my life is ICQ...
    IRC is a great resource for eveything, but ICQ is just a waste of time, and when char with friends, I use MSN messanger.
    none...

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    yeah.. I know like all of you I know that IRC and ICQ is different.

    ICQ: Instant Messanger (With other features)
    IRC: Internet Relay Chat

    My ICQ Number is: 53369075, I loved to use ICQ (1996-2001)

    But few years ago, I found MSN IM as common among people I work with. It serves my purpose.
    So, now I'm using MSN IM.
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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    IRC seems to act weird sometimes, Connection time-out and
    such. I use IRC,ICQ and MSN.
    That would depend on your client and the IRC server you're connected to

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    I used to use IRC... not anymore though. I use ICQ and MSN w/ Miranda (miranda.sourceforge.net), or GnomeICU for ICQ when i'm on Linux. For those of you that use trillian, I think you'll like miranda.

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