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    The New ICQ

    ICQ

    This update of the popular chat tool lets you chat, send files, play
    games, and surf the Web with friends. You can set up buddy lists, just
    like on AOL, so you'll know when your friends are online. The program
    detects and supports a variety of firewalls. ICQ also gives you a
    record of every communication event sent or received.

    This program features ICQphone, which lets you make PC-to-PC or
    PC-to-phone calls. Other useful features include a quick-launch bar,
    ICQMail, and Web search. Features new to this version include Add and
    Find Users buttons, People Search by keywords or free text, ICQ Email
    signatures, and improved spam protection. Configurable Alert sounds
    make a comeback in this version. You can also pick and choose the
    features that you want, and the Contact List is now saved on ICQ's
    servers, making it available from whatever computer you're using.

    Version: 2002a Beta Build #3728
    Price: Free

    Download ICQ now at:
    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...,tk,hsx,00.asp

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    After ICQ 97a it's been a bloated peice of crap.

    Get trillian
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    Trillian was a great idea, but it hardly ever works for me
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    Nooooooo. I hope they won't turn off my current version of ICQ.
    Anyways, I use AIM like 85% of the time now (with AIM+).
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    I've used ICQ for years now but it's bloatware. I just like its offline messaging capabilities. Otherwise it's mostly Microsoft Messenger for me.

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    I finally switched to Trillian (for the second time) but this time I got everytnig working and I counldnt be happier with it. I have no intentions of going back to ICQ or MSN
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    I've recently become a trillian man myself.. I have never looked back since.

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    Trillian beats the hell out of having yahoo, aim, msn, and icq open at once.

    If I want to make phone calls, Ive got NetMetting for vid conf and Ive got a cell phone with 4000 minutes fo $39 a month with free national long distance. Short of calling Australia or some other place, I can get in touch with pretty much anyone just fine.

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    Originally posted by Acronym BOY
    or some other place, I can get in touch with pretty much anyone just fine.
    Please call God, tell Him I want to stay down here a while

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    Originally posted by timechange
    Please call God, tell Him I want to stay down here a while
    would now be a bad time to tell you I am athiest?

    *goes off to practice voodoo*

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    Originally posted by Acronym BOY


    would now be a bad time to tell you I am athiest?

    So if I told you to go to hell you would not be offended?

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    the new aim/icq combo sucks big time. aim is kewl and i like it but icq sucks just cause its like covered with nasty disgusting spam (not the kind in the jar last i heard)...
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    Originally posted by interactive
    the new aim/icq combo sucks big time. aim is kewl and i like it but icq sucks just cause its like covered with nasty disgusting spam (not the kind in the jar last i heard)...

    Until AIM sends messages offline, ICQ will still be #1. Plus AIM is associated with AOL more than ICQ (which they also own).

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    im a jesus freak or christian or bible thumper whatever you want to call me....nothing wrong with it.....
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    Originally posted by timechange
    So if I told you to go to hell you would not be offended?
    Only if you were offended if I told you hell is a made up imaginery place, created by a God who loves you but damns you there anyhow. I could go on and on why I dont believe (and trust me, I was brought up Lutheran, but religion could never answer any of the questions I had) but I will save that for another day when I feel like ranting

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    Ok I was just being silly Let's get back on topic.

    AIM sucks

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    lol most athiest aren't athiest they jsut think they are cause they say they are. thinking/saying is totally different from being. not saying your not. just most want attention and look for a fight...imho
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    On topic? ICQ sucks! Seriously though, it really does. I think it's THE most bloated, ad-filled POS I've ever used, and fairly unstable to boot. I usually just use AIM, though I also have ICQ, MSN, & Yahoo accounts. As for offline messages, try e-mail

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    Originally posted by interactive
    lol most athiest aren't athiest they jsut think they are cause they say they are. thinking/saying is totally different from being. not saying your not. just most want attention and look for a fight...imho
    Yes, I want attention and I am looking for a fight.

    I read the bible daily. How often do you read it? How long have you studied theology? How often do you talk to experts and religious leaders?

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    Thanks Samuel

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    Originally posted by Acronym BOY
    Yes, I want attention and I am looking for a fight.
    This is why beer should be banned from WHT.

    Not worth the effort, unless you want to set a new post record here.
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    Trillian messes up your ICQ contact list too much. I use (and always have, apart from 5 minutes testing out ICQ 2002) icq 2000b with a no ads hack and it's great...
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    If you use ICQ, get ICQ Plus. It lets you put on skins that actuially look good as well as chopping off the ads
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