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Mac vs. Yahoo chat rooms-HELP!!!!!!!!!

by sct2727 / May 23, 2005 3:49 PM PDT

I literally canot find a browsing application that will successfully open a chat room in yahoo chat (not messanger). The only one that comes close is IE for Mac which is so antiquated that it is due for embalming soon. Safari comes in 2nd by loading the screen but never successfully loging you in. Netescape:bupkiss. Is this a Java problem or is it just a problem w/ yahoo not having Mac compatability? I have an iMac G4, 10.3, 80gb hard drive and 512 RAM.


maybe it's just the adult rooms?

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can't go in yahoo rooms .
by shannoncote2003 / June 8, 2005 2:18 PM PDT

i have a mac computer and i have yahoo messager BUT i CAN'Tgo in rooms so i know what u mean ......

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Try This...
by macbaby2 / June 11, 2005 3:38 AM PDT

I did a little research and found this message on one of the boards. I downloaded the software (which is free by the way) and gave it a whirl. I has worked fine for me. Give it a whirl!

Oh is the original email that has the site and everything listed.

Try ChitChat, a Yahoo chat client for OS X. You can download from here;

I would use the 1.1.3 version. The Beta version has a lot of complaints.

Bobw - Tech Support

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Y! Chatrooms for mac...
by CosmolineDream / August 9, 2005 2:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Try This...

chit chat is fun and all but it still lacks the voice support that the Yahoo Client for win has. The rotten devs at Y! have not updated the client in about a year now and I see no plans for them doing so in the near future. I've complained to Y! about this and have heard nothing back from them. Hopefully Apple will shine some love in this direction and offer up some sort of iChat based utility for accessing the Yahoo chat network or maybe come up with their own cross platform version that offers the same if not better functionality. Either way Yahoo needs to get on the ball and support their product or get out of the game.

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This might help you....
by KatieKama / December 1, 2005 1:59 AM PST
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That looks worth a try
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 1, 2005 2:18 AM PST



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Still no chatroom voice support...
by CosmolineDream / December 1, 2005 1:22 PM PST
In reply to: That looks worth a try

It has peer to peer voice support but no chat room voice support yet. The problem is that from what i understand Yahoo chat uses the DSP True Speech Codec. (imho very outdated and poor quality codec) Currently this codec is only available on the windows platform. Which is basicly a slap in the face to just about anyone else using any other platform. Am I going back to windows for Yahoo?? I don't think so. The OSX platform is superiour in every way to any wintel box I've worked with. I do miss the Yahoo chat rooms and if need be I'll get out my old junky windows laptop to participate in the Yahoo chat rooms but other than that Im solidly planted in OSX land and don't see me making any windows machine purchases any time soon. Yahoo needs to get off it's duff and get a new cross platform, better sounding codec in place and start supporting the rest of us.

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Still No update on Y! for OSX
by CosmolineDream / October 23, 2005 12:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Try This...

Yep... Just checked Yahoo. They still have not updated the OSX Client.

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Now that MS & Yahoo
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 23, 2005 11:15 PM PDT

are in bed with each other, I would not hold my breath for an updated version of the OS X client. MS has no OS X client for their Messenger service, worth talking about, so I doubt that the two of them together will do any better.


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yahoo and voice chat
by russ666 / October 29, 2005 12:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Now that MS & Yahoo

On another thread (two actually) you (mr. mcfixit) suggested to me that OS x 10.3 with upgrades should fix this problem with yahoo and voice chat. and yet here you are once again aparently raining all over the yahoo parade. My nephew in Canada STILL derides me for having no voice chat. He has been bragging about his flawless PC for 3 years now (almost to the point i sometimes want to throw up) i WAS going to try that 10.3 with the upgrades you suggested (remember i had imac PPC3) and now here is this guy (above) WITH that very 10.3 OS having even worse problems with yahoo chat than the ones i presently have to live with. My yahoo client is the native Safari. But i am using the mozilla suite for everything else. And i am still using the OS10.2.8 Or is it that have i misunderstood your meaning once again?

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Yahoo, MS and chat
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 29, 2005 6:44 AM PDT
In reply to: yahoo and voice chat

I remember the conversation where I suggested that a later version of the OS might fix the Yahoo chat problem. This was based on other posters feedback about the problem.
Apparently it didn't. Even if it had done, you did not follow the advice given anyway.
Your Yahoo client is NOT the native Safari. Your web browser is Safari, you use it to go to the Yahoo web site. You could also go to the web site with Mozilla, I assume Firefox here.
I refuse to be held responsible for the lack of support by MS and Yahoo for any video chat client for the Mac. If I were you, and I believe I mentioned this last time too, I would tell your son that if his PC is so flawless, that he should move to a cross platform chat client with video chat so that the two of you could communicate. His lack of willingness to try something different so that he can communicate with you, is not within my control. If his machine is so good, then he has nothing to be concerned with, has he?
I would be obliged if you would point your frustration at him, Yahoo and MS, not at me.


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sorry to offend
by russ666 / January 8, 2006 7:50 AM PST
In reply to: Yahoo, MS and chat

Sorry to offend. Such was not my intention. Was seeking clarification only. These sometimes stark email style messages cannot easily convey a facial expression of mine which is (where you are concerned) appreciative and friendly and suitibly humble. If i gave the impression of directing any frustration towards you, i promise it was due to my lack of skill in this (of necessity) short and sometimes too terse format for communicating. (smiling abjectly) i would be following the advice now, which you gave previously, had i the funds to persue it. And it IS my intention to follow your very welcome advice on this question even though i now understand it will not serve to increase my voice chat capacity where my know-it-all Canadian nephew is concerned.
May i pose another question still on the yahoo chat issue? While observing by using the ''chitchat'' utility recently downloaded, the late nite Juvenile delinquents there in a yahoo chat room labeled as tech issues questions, one of them was boasting that he always had an easy time hacking into the mac users goodies. Do you opine that this was merely an idle boast? He went into no detail just boasted that he hadn't found one yet he couldn't hack.
cordially, and thankful for your advice so far,

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In my opinion
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 8, 2006 11:02 AM PST
In reply to: sorry to offend

with a suitable firewall turned on, the yahoo in yahoo was probably spinning his wheels.
I'm not saying that a Mac is hack proof, just that it always seems to annoy the users of the "other" OS that the Mac OS is clean.
Without mentioning that you are using a Mac, you could attempt to draw out the conversation.
If it were so easy to hack, then why are we not hearing from the millions of Mac users that should be getting hacked?
Remember, nothing is totally virus proof but OS X comes real close. Ask this person about virus's for the Mac. Currently there are NO virus's that effect OS X. Once they start on about all the virus's there are, you know that it is time to pull on the boots. Happy


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boot pulling vs leg pulling
by russ666 / January 9, 2006 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: In my opinion

While i didn't stay in THAT chat room long enough to call that yahoo on his boast (why tempt fate?) i have since received many private invitations to chat privately. One of the more potentially chilling ones of these was written in Farsi, the which i am unable to read. It may have been innocent enough. It may have been an innocent attempt by a student in another time zone to practice his English or perhaps an offering of a porn exchange. Who can say? In the end, to forestall future incursions i deleted the chitchat software that got me into the yahoo chatrooms in the first place and then blocked all but known contacts from further attempts. Next i realized that ( because the pres has already admitted they are listening in to messages from outside the US) GWB now has me on his list of suspicious people. And since i just contacted you we are both now elligible for a lengthy vacation in Cuba or perhaps in the now defunct USSR's Gulag archepeligo as illegal combatants. Sometimes you just can't be paranoid enough.

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Not holding my breath...
by CosmolineDream / December 1, 2005 1:34 PM PST
In reply to: Now that MS & Yahoo

It almost seems ever since Apple started taking up the market share MS seems to have gone out for blood. Have I told you how much I hate MicroShaft for screwing over mac users at every possible chance it gets? Hopefully Apple will get its butt in gear and come up with an answer to this. What would be cool is if iChat went cross platform and they added their own chatroom servers.

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(NT) (NT) Now there's an idea!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 1, 2005 8:45 PM PST
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Just as I thought...
by CosmolineDream / January 13, 2006 3:15 AM PST

Just checking in and Still no update to Yahoo Chat for OS-X. One would think after all the petitioning, forum ranting and flood of emails Yahoo would do something about it. Even TeamSpeak and Ventrillo has gotten on the band wagon and produced OS-X clients. WAKE UP YAHOO!

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Yahoo and the whole chatting thing
by djarvik / April 22, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Try This...

i did download Adium X0.89 but for some reason due mainly to my inexperience with mac's i cant do anything more than i was already not doing. HELPPPPPPPPPP i want my chat room back from yahoo. well at this point being a chat junkie any MAC chat room would help me get my fix .lol

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 22, 2006 10:50 PM PDT

I thought the link went to a place that has step by step instructions on how to use PSI.


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A related post
by russ666 / May 8, 2006 1:52 PM PDT
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This thread died some time ago.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 9, 2006 1:57 AM PDT
In reply to: A related post

The linked thread has even less information in it.

I note that even with the quite large number of posts in this thread, there is no answer to the problem. Yahoo will either not or does not know how, to build their site so that it is accessible to everyone.

On the subject of Yahoo groups, you gotta seem them to believe how positively sucky they are.

Are your slightly snide comments going to continue for any great length of time?

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snide comments, who me?
by russ666 / May 9, 2006 12:13 PM PDT

As you now know, they (snide comments) are very much at an end. Due to recent developements at another thread. As you say, and i very much agree, the subject is more or less moot now. They (yahoo) believes that if they ignore us we will fade. Away. The Swiss watch makers thought the electronic watch would fade away and so it goes in the world of global. A new paradigm is needed. Don't hold your breath waiting for yahoo's yahoos to be the ones to create a new paradigm. But you warned of that before also. Sadly they appeal to my wife's niece, another sweet but misguided woman. i am avoiding her tonight but love her like a daughter.

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Your answer is ADIUM...
by lapith / June 30, 2006 3:04 PM PDT

"Adium CAN connect to Yahoo! Chat. Unfortunately, it doesn't display room listings as of this writing. After logging in with your Yahoo account, simply select [Join Group Chat] from Adium's [File] menu, type the name of the room you want to join, and there you go!"

-From the link to ChitChat, which is no longer in use because Yahoo! discontininued use of Java. That is also why you can no longer log into Yahoo! Chat rooms using Safari. I do have Adium, and love it. I just tried the directions out above and they work. For the first time in a LONG time I'm able to use Y! Chatrooms again. Although, there is still no voice feature.

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