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A stupid question #56517
09/23/05 03:16 PM
09/23/05 03:16 PM
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jw electric  Offline OP
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Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 106
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? [Linked Image]

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.
[Linked Image]


Mike
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Re: A stupid question #56518
09/23/05 03:21 PM
09/23/05 03:21 PM
mxslick  Offline
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Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
jw:

No such thing a stupid question!

The ICQ number is the equivilant of a screenname for the ICQ ("I Seek You") online chat service. [Linked Image]


Stupid should be painful.
Re: A stupid question #56519
09/23/05 03:21 PM
09/23/05 03:21 PM
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iwire  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Mike

I have been here a few years and have no idea what that means. [Linked Image]

Bob


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: A stupid question #56520
09/23/05 06:28 PM
09/23/05 06:28 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,986
Brick, NJ USA
Bob:
Don't feel bad, I've been around a few years too, and I still don't have a clue?

I seek you???

John


John
Re: A stupid question #56521
09/23/05 07:30 PM
09/23/05 07:30 PM
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classicsat  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
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.

Re: A stupid question #56522
09/23/05 07:34 PM
09/23/05 07:34 PM
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bigrockk  Offline
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Posts: 174
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
http://www.icq.com/

Hope this helps!

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

Re: A stupid question #56523
09/24/05 03:53 AM
09/24/05 03:53 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
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.

Re: A stupid question #56524
09/24/05 01:33 PM
09/24/05 01:33 PM
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chipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Southampton, UK
ICQ used to be a good service back in the last century <grin>.

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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