Fwd: [Roman_History_Books] Internet Relay Chats -- more on freeware
- An update to the post below:
I did a spot of maintenance on the blog: I changed the column order
for faster loading of the blog posts proper, so the columns referred
to below in connection with subscriptions are now next to each other,
to the right of the blog posts.
Roman History Reading Group
Roman History Books and More (Blog)
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Hahn Irene <irenesbooks@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Date: June 8, 2008 3:21:05 PM EDT
> To: Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Roman_History_Books] Internet Relay Chats -- more on
> Thank you for your comments, Garummm!
> We've discovered that AIM has become very volatile lately, so we
> definitely need another chat facility.
> The blog http://romanhistorybooks.typepad.com/ I cannot/would not
> change, it has one of the best software and support services around
> and has a number of news organizations as customers, always a good
> indicator. However, anyone can subscribe to it via e-mail --
> scroll down the to bottom of the left-hand column -- in order to be
> kept up to date as to what Bingley and I are putting up (watch his
> current series on mythology). Or put it on iGoogle, or use the RSS
> feed (see the book mark button almost on top of the right-hand
> column) for whatever place you want it to be in, up to and
> including Facebook. I myself have my favorite blogs on my iGoogle
> page so I that I can see what my Classics blogger friends are doing.
> The website stands alone but can be reached from the blog.
> As to the e-mail list on Yahoo, I'm not sure what the alternative
> could be. We need a place for notifications, posts, and responses
> by subscribers such as yourself. And will the bulk of the current
> subscribers switch or simply go away?
> Suggestions are welcome from all !
> Roman History Reading Group
> Roman History Books and More (Blog)
> Cohost, Ancient Classical History Forum
> On Jun 8, 2008, at 3:44 AM, C. Aurelia Falco Silvana wrote:
>> Salvete omnes!
>> There are many alternatives for chat setups, according to another
>> group I belong to. These centre around "Internet Relay Chats".
>> Here's a link.
>> I have tried, but cannot make it work. My browser keeps saying "not
>> connected to any program". I did download a "client" called
>> "Pidgin" which has the advantage of managing all your various Chat
>> systems from one screen, and allowing you to modify many features of
>> them (including nicknames, and, apparently history). However, that's
>> as far as I have got.
>> You might want to contact the Nova Roma webmaster on this. He is very
>> computer-adept, which is probably why I can't follow this. I am very
>> tired of struggling with computer systems: within the past year, a
>> hard-drive wipe, then a new tower, and persistent problems with the
>> Windows installations. I keep losing capability with each change.
>> I regret I cannot be an authoritative anchor on the chatroom problem.
>> I struggle with no knowledge of what I am doing or why it works. It
>> struck me from the beginning that the Roman Books website was very
>> complicated, given its many layers of access spread over various
>> systems (Yahoo, Aim, Blogs, typepad, etc. etc.) Perhaps it has
>> reached a threshold where things are "short-cicruiting" because there
>> are so many interconnections. Maybe it needs to be simplified.
>> Valete bene