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Chat with Facebook friends without having Facebook account

I had a Facebook account, and deleted it, since I found Facebook overwhelming. Now, I would just like to chat (using web app or computer program) with some of my Facebook friends, so I wonder if this ...
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How to edit a person's name in the new Gmail chat?

Previously in Gmail chat, I was just able to click on the name of a person to edit his name. Now, the name acts as a link which opens Contacts, where the editing can happen. the old way was faster. ...
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Contacts list and Chat Box suddenly disappeared from the lefthand side of Gmail account

Even though chat is on, I can’t see my chat list. Can you please tell me how can I get back?
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Pidgin compatible multi-user chatrooms?

Now that Yahoo chatrooms are gone, what other Pidgin supported services have chat rooms? I have tried conference.jabber.org, but virtually every room is empty. I know many Yahoo users migrated to ...
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How can I view Facebook chat history?

I wonder if Facebook stores its chat history anywhere or if there is a way to enable chat history. Do you know a way to get the chat history? I have tried with: ...
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Send chat request to all Gmail users

I started my personal domain and configured Gmail to use as mail server. I imported all contacts from my old Gmail account to the new one. Now, how I can send chat request to all contacts from my new ...
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How can I connect to a Jabber chat room within Google Chat?

I use the chat client in Gmail. Recently a Jabber chat server was set up at work, and I'd like to connect to it. How do I set that up?
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Alternatives to Chatterous? [closed]

My team has been using chatterous for quite some time now and the service has been getting more and more flaky. We have some team members who use the web client, some who prefer to send and receive ...
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Chat application for Amazon Mechanical Turk

(I hope this is the right place for the question. If not, please fill free to migrate it.) I would like to collect logs of chats in a specific subject (namely, negotiation between an employer and an ...
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Google Talk and Video outside of GMail

I'd like to use Google Talk/Video with having the full gmail or igoogle interface displayed. The ideal setup would be the lightweight popout interface (link below) in a small Fluid.app single instance ...
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Multi-user chat with history [closed]

Are there any web apps which allow multiple users to chat, while preserving the chat history for all to see?
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How to set Google Calendar in Gmail above chat?

If the chat window is too long, then its hard to see the calendar at the bottom of the chat. This makes it difficult to see the calendar and often miss the alerts given by calendar by making the font ...
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Facebook chat contacts mixed up

Earlier this week, my chat contacts on Facebook's sidebar got mixed up. The upper part, where my most frequently contacted friends are usually located, was replaced by the bottom part, that is, "more ...
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Historical Web Group Chat Client [closed]

For one of my projects, I used iRC, which was good, except for two things: The FreeNode web chat client (used Javascript) disconnected users frequently Users who enter a room don't see past messages ...
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Simple community/chat software for children [closed]

I got asked the other day by my 9 year old nephew if I could make him a website. He wanted a specific background image and a login/register button. When his friends login they could get promoted by my ...
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Person A is online and sends a message to person B; person B is offline but opens the message, is “seen” still displayed to person A?

Person A sends a message via chat or just normal private messaging on to person B.. Person B opens the message in there private message area, but is offline on facebook chat.. Questions Does ...
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How to find out if I have been removed from a friend's Yahoo! Messenger's contact list

Is there any way to know if someone has removed me from his/her Yahoo! Messenger friends list?
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Open-source Campfire alternative [closed]

I've used Campfire by 37Signals and thought it was pretty cool. A bit pricey for me though and I would only use it with friends so I want a free alternative. Found TalkerApp and they offer a do a free ...
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Simple visual/virtual presence chat client

I'm looking for a strongly visual but still simple alternative to text-based chat. The important feature I'm looking for is a friendly visual representation of user state/emotion ...
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Group chat on Google+ on Mac

Does anyone know how to start a multiuser chat on Google+ on Mac OS? It seems like I simply don't have the icon to begin it! I've looked around for an answer but they merely list the instructions, ...
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How to pop out the new Facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facebook chat only page Facebook has rolled out a new chat UI. I always used to use the option 'pop out chat' that appeared in the menu at the top of the chat interface, ...
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Unable to see textbox in Gmail chat window

I logged into Gmail this morning and opened the chat and was stunned to see that the textbox in the chat window is not visible at all. Even if I pop out the chat window, I still cannot see the ...
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Bypass corporate firewall for IM

My friend happens to sit deep inside a corporate firewall with no access to Gmail, Yahoo! or any reasonable site that would allow you to chat or instant message. Is there any alternate means in which ...
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Smiley? Where do they come from?

How does the chat application like that found in Facebook(for example), uses smiley's? That is my question is how does these symbols(smiley's) come from? Do they have any ASCII characters, because ...
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Stop Facebook from recording chat?

For about 2 weeks now, Facebook has started recording chat messages to my messages inbox. Is there a way to stop this? I'm constantly getting notifications when I'm chatting that I've got a new ...
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Moderated Celebrity chat

I am searching for a moderated celebrity chat. Every week a celebrity from my country will answer questions from users who join the room. I want to have a moderator who will filter those questions and ...
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Stackoverflow chat [closed]

Does anybody out there have any idea what stackoverflow may use for their chat services? Want to add a chat tab to my site navi and display a whole-page chat interface.
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imo.im remain logged in (remember me)

I am a frequent user of imo.im and use its google chrome plugin too. But since few days i am unable to use its autologin feature as they have removed the option in login page. So i have to log in ...
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Is there a chat program where I can own my chat?

Is there any chat system where I can keep the logs protected (private). For example if I use gtalk (the Google's chat) then the chats are logged into their server. A good analogy is that if I use IRC ...
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Chat widget that supports Open ID login

I am looking for an embeddable live chat widget (like Shoutmix) that allows users to sign in using open ID before starting the chat. Any ideas? Most of the ones I've come across - Olark, Shoutmix, ...
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Gmail Google Chat hard to copy text from chat window

Using Google Chat in Gmail it is impossible to select all the text in the conversation. I often want to quickly copy the text from one conversation and email it or im it to another contact. The ...
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Preferred web based IRC application? [closed]

I don't typically communicate via IRC and therefore don't keep a client installed. To keep from having to download a client I'd like to use a web based IRC service. What web based IRC clients exist ...
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How do I prevent Google Talk from showing my status as “idle”?

when I use GTalk, my chat program shows as idle when I step away from the keyboard for more than a few minutes. Back when I used AIM, I was able to turn that off. Any ideas on how to do that when ...
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Facebook chat through im client?

Does FaceBook chat allow access through an IM client like GTalk does? Specifically is there a way I can access it from Pidgin/Finch?
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How can I disable facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log out of Facebook chat? Can facebook chat be turned off? I dont like facebook chat and want to disable it. I would like to have it always disables and not ...