Yahoo Chat To Close For Good

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  1. Mirage232

    Mirage232 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Yahoo is finally throwing in the towel. Their latest "update" reveals how they are closing chat rooms forever on December 14, 2012, along with Messenger Pingbox and several other features. So disappointing. I had always held out hope that one day Yahoo would go back and revitalise their long neglected chat rooms. In the end, however, they simply crawled into a fetal position and surrendered to the spammers, bots and booters. Yahoo chat was one of the best places on the internet back in the day, and its sad that it has finally come down to this. :( 

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  2. Waverider

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    Wow. Another Yahoo feature going bye bye. Besides the rotation of CEOs, one part after another is leaving.

    Even Yahoo Mail is no longer the #1 web email. It is now 3rd behind Hot Mail and Gmail.

    I buy and trade tech stocks and someone from a business website said this about yahoo.

     
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  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Yahoo chat was good for a few years in the early 2000s, but they just got infested with bots and they got rid of user rooms. I walked away and never looked back.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

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    I didn't even know that Yahoo had chat rooms. I was done with chat rooms when I was done with AOL, which was around 1999, I believe.
     
  5. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Searching for the Infin-Honey Stones

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    It was all pedophiles and FBI agents anyway
     
  6. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    What's a chat room? :) 
     
  7. Robogeek28

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    I didn't even realize they still had chat rooms going.:lol 
     
  8. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop!

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    Gave up on Yahoo chat long ago, Just too full of Trolls and Bots, wasn't fun anymore.
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout ...and I'll whisper "No."

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    I've moved on to IRC chat rooms.
     
  10. daitarn red

    daitarn red bionic hero

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    now yahoo got got members log in with facebook and gooogle
     
  11. User_93049

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    forget chat rooms, what's yahoo?:lol 
     
  12. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    ahhh the good ole days.
     
  13. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it!

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    :lol 

    My aunt, who's 74, is the only person I know to use a chat room in this century.

    Dang, bet she'll be bummed.
     
  14. xMostWanted559x

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    Didn't know people use chat rooms still
     
  15. Belgrath

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    Oh well, doesn't bother me at all.

    I rather use Yahoo as my search engine instead of Google :p 
     
  16. Doug

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    I tried Yahoo Chat several times, but all I got was girls wanted me to check out their porn cams and I got tired of it.

    When I first signed up with AOL back in 1998, I used to go to chat rooms alot and get bombarded with instant messages from teenage girls asking for my age.

    I'm still with AOL after 14 years and all that instant message doesn't happen anymore.
     
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    The last time I've been on/in a chat room was AOL and after since than I haven't been in any.

    Lately, yahoo's total quality isn't as good as it used to be either, so its not surprising if their chat rooms are closing shop.
     
  18. LegendAntihero

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    Thank god, now I can stop getting annoying notifications in yahoo mail.
     
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    That's not Yahoo Chat. It's Yahoo Messenger.
     
  20. daitarn red

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    i join yahoo nascar fanstay legue on yahoo
    and make own yahoo f legue and i call my yahoo f legue is godzilla 94 motor sports for 2013 nascar races and join any nascar driver group too