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Old December 6th, 2005
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Default 2 chat or not 2 chat! why dont we?

why does hardly anybody bother chating through limewire.
i cant beleive its because we cant be bothered, but more because, we dont know how!
perhaps somebody in the know can clear this up.
i'd love to chat and have tried several times without success.
it seems a shame that we have this facility but dont use it to its full pottential.
exactly how do we do it? i know we right click on a smiley but how can 'i' initiate a good chat?
i think this needs clearing up as it can only fuel decent debate on the forum as a hole.

input needed, deperado!
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Old December 6th, 2005
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Only A Hobo is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

Hi Mike ... The main reason that people turn Chat Enabled on is because .. that way their shares are easier to browse.

If you click on chat with host, there is a small possibility a dialogue box will come up and if you are very lucky you will have managed to type and send Hi are you there before a message comes up saying "host unavailable" .... If you get this far, who knows you might get a reply, and when you reply back you will get so excited you will hit "block host" by mistake

The fact is that hosts traffic, firewalls, incompatibility of clients all prevent the system working very well. Also it is quite probable, if you get a message through that the other host will be nowhere near his computer for long periods of time.
All in all it is a fairly useless feature, ....... unless you get lucky I wish it worked better, if only to tell hosts about faulty files, to ask for something, or to just say thank you.

So .. I'm sorry, but you might as well use a pidgeon
To get Phex Click on the Fox
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Old December 8th, 2005
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CyberStalker is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

Originally posted by Only A Hobo
So .. I'm sorry, but you might as well use a pidgeon
*lol* That was too funny!

I wasn't aware that enabling chat made it easier for someone's shared files to be browsed. That's interesting.
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Thank you for clearing that up.I always wondered about that.But what about those who show the face but show no files?
I was so much older then,I'm younger than that now.
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Old November 10th, 2010
Join Date: November 22nd, 2007
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aquatik is flying high
Default how to chat - mystery of 'not' solved!

Thanks! I've been wandering around the scree on Limewire and my computer and google trying to figure out to Chat. Now I know I'm not stupid. Others are having difficulty getting into the Chat thing. Too bad, as I agree that lime would be a great place to chat, especially about music genres, possibly to just meet and greet, or more.... So here is my address if anyone wants to try me directlyon Limewire or arrange through gmail: email removed (please read forum rules). If someone wants to contact you through here he/she can send you a message or even an email though your profile. Since I don't have a life or wife I looking for a date: woman, 43-55, good shape. I'm up in Canada, so if you just want to chat, I understand. If anyone just wants to try me in order to see if the chat connection works, I'm also willing. Like I said - I don't have a life!

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