But I have a nagging feeling that one who thinks chat rooms were made for the lazy is dead wrong.I think chatroom (or chat room) is a general non-technical term, popularised by the media.It doesn't fit the other links as they all talk about chatrooms, not implement them. .12 (talk) , 24 January 2010 (UTC) File: Example.jpg From reading the 'activities' section you'd get the impression that 99% of all chat rooms are only there for cyber sex and swapping nude photos (cited from the Daily Mail)! Seems that Chat rooms are being replaced by "Social Networks " Twiiter, Face Book etc. Andre' by the Sea VICTORMOI (talk) , 12 December 2010 (UTC) tags need working in process.]]
--.254 (talk) , (UTC) The article erroneously remarks that IRC was part of a standard UNIX build. While most IRC servers and their early clients were primarily written on and for UNIX systems, neither were included in any standard UNIX distribution. ICQ has made an option to random chat   but it's not very popular  , whereas there are some other attempts ... I noticed two apparent bugs on this page which appear to be some kind of "Graffiti" Part way down, "Smelly Poopers" appears in line with the text under one of the sections. Maybe just a glitch, but it seems unlikely to be random. No need to discuss it, just go ahead and remove the vandalism.
This kind of chat is a way to avoid buddy list chat. You might also want to notify the vandal with the appropriate warning.
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did "chat room" come before or after IRC "channel"? Dancing With The Stars Guy (talk) , 24 December 2007 (UTC) Now come on, who put the post that citations are needed? If anyone can think of any other good examples of things that could go into the 'activities' section (live online debates with famous people, perhaps? (For more information, please see "using copyrighted works from others" if you are not the copyright holder of this material, or "donating copyrighted materials" if you are.) For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or published material; such additions will be deleted.
"Chat rooms are a alternative (not always postitive) to real life acitivites! Some things are common knowledge, something as simple as a chat room does not require the citations that other subjects do. Contributors may use copyrighted publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences or phrases.
Technical folk tend to say exactly what they mean: IRC, Instant Messaging, Web forum, Usenet News, or whatever. - Paul , 24 January 2006 (UTC) --- A chat room is an umbrella term for any system where the norm is for people to converse as a group - it's people chatting in a (virtual) room.
Instant messaging is typically a one-to-one system; you can get IM software that will also allow you to add people to a conversation and talk between more than 2 people, but it's geared up for small and private rather than more public group conversations. I think it would be interesting to tell something about random chat (chat to unknown random people). i am from iran This is my first Wikipedia comment, so please forgive me if I fail on netiquette.
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