i can see it is already 4 days since your original post. Usually Peter or Bob or Kevin or SOMEBODY knowledgeable will get right back to you. i won't be ANY help. i tried chit chat for a short time. When it WAS working, it worked fine (a little glitchy) and i was just starting to get into it. Then i began receiving messages from someone written in Farsi or Arabic or something i couldn't decipher. Call me paranoid but i think i am now on a government watchlist. it spooked me so much i disconnected and deleted all trace i could find of chit chat. You are very correct about yahoo being decidedly mac unfriendly which seems odd since they are now in bed with aol and micro$oft. You can talk to their tech support but you will get the usual "we don't offer tech support to mac users". It doesn't NECESSARILY mean chit chat WON'T work just that if it doesn't you are on your own along with the rest of us 5 percenters. Well at least they aren't trying to blow you up.
Ok, so Yahoo has now dropped Java-based software support. Which means Chit Chat, Charla and any other way to get into Yahoo chatrooms doesn't work. I checked if there will be any updates to Chit Chat or Charla but both programmers have given up on any future updtes. I tried Adium but it only can get into Yahoo Groups not Rooms. And as everybody knows who used Yahoo Chatrooms. They haven't updated Yahoo Messenger in over 3 years and have no plans to in the future. Sounds to me that Yahoo is very anti mac which is why I will never use them as a ISP. Does anybody have any clue to what maybe out there for macs that can access the Yahoo chatrooms still?