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#56517 - 09/23/05 12:16 PM A stupid question
jw electric Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 108
Loc: Asheboro, NC
Well I can’t take it any longer and I must ask. When looking at profiles in this forum as well as others I sometimes see a space that is labeled ICQ Number:

Would someone take the time to explain to me just what a ICQ Number is?

Thank you for taking the time to explain something that I should already know. I do hope that I did give you a little laugh today.

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#56518 - 09/23/05 12:21 PM Re: A stupid question
mxslick Offline

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 785
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA

No such thing a stupid question!

The ICQ number is the equivilant of a screenname for the ICQ ("I Seek You") online chat service.
Stupid should be painful.

#56519 - 09/23/05 12:21 PM Re: A stupid question
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA

I have been here a few years and have no idea what that means.

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#56520 - 09/23/05 03:28 PM Re: A stupid question
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Don't feel bad, I've been around a few years too, and I still don't have a clue?

I seek you???


#56521 - 09/23/05 04:30 PM Re: A stupid question
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
ICQ is really the first (AFAIK) IM chat type program people use to text chat to each other and small groups, kind of like IRC, but more personal.

#56522 - 09/23/05 04:34 PM Re: A stupid question
bigrockk Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Middle of Canada
Well if you know what MSN Messenger is, ICQ is basically the same thing, a chat program.

An ICQ number is somewhat like a telephone number in that it is unique to each account holder.

Below is a link to ICQ'S website

Hope this helps!

[This message has been edited by bigrockk (edited 09-23-2005).]

#56523 - 09/24/05 12:53 AM Re: A stupid question
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I asked this question here a few years back.
And it is not a silly question at all.
As bigrockk mentioned, it is like a phone number, but if you aren't registered with ICQ, you don't have to worry.
ICQ is more of a hassle than anything, it's made for the children of this world.
I registered there a couple of years ago and got a virus sent to me.
Take what you like from that.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#56524 - 09/24/05 10:33 AM Re: A stupid question
chipmunk Offline

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 142
Loc: Southampton, UK
ICQ used to be a good service back in the last century .

Now it's become feature encrusted and almost unusable, and as Trumpy noted, viruses are rife on the network because their security is non-existent.

I still have it for old time's sake, but rarely turn it on.


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