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Retailer Chat

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#21 OFFLINE   Darkman


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Posted 13 July 2002 - 05:01 PM

Haywood - thanks for Aug 1 st info...
Now retailers can get ready to tune it for it :)

Where did you get that date from? - it was announced on the latest Retailer Chat?

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#22 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 13 July 2002 - 05:47 PM

Mark, I had no problem with the chat room, as you know I am on a modem as well.
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#23 OFFLINE   MarkA


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Posted 13 July 2002 - 06:12 PM

"I have a modem myself and it seemed to have a delay in messages as in it would send three or four messages at once but you had to wait for them."

Same problem for me when I tried it - extremely long (10 second or so) delay making it not exactly fun to use.

"Isnt there a chat application that uses something like yahoo chat that is instantaneous?"

They were using IRC, which is instant and has several decades of history. It provides a fast, reliable chat on as little as 300bps of bandwidth! My guess would be that they stopped this because of the hacking potential, as IRC has been around long enough some hackers have got pretty good at breaking into IRC rooms and stealing OP, etc if they aren't properly setup. (I really have no clue however, they didn't make a press release stating why they switched to an HTML chat) Personally, I love chat - I spend an hour a day in various chat rooms, but I found the HTML chat WWWAAAYYY too slow.

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