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Old 09-16-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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what chat server should i use, if not Yahoo?


Since I have been convalesccing from serious injuries since Sept 2, I wasn't aware, till my best friend reminded me...that Yahoo has apparently banned third parties from its chat servers. unless we have a workaround, my best friend and i have to use a different chAT server. which do you recommend?
 
Old 09-16-2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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Do you mean for private conversations between you and your friend? Doesn't yahoo have a linux client?
 
Old 09-16-2016, 09:57 PM   #3
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I think AIM instant messaging still works okay, but it's been a long time since I used it. Both Pidgin and Kopete support it.
 
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:57 PM   #4
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Text, Voice, or Video chatting?

Yahoo got bought out by another company, so I wouldn't rely on their infrastructure much unless you have other options sorted out.
 
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:11 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:40 AM   #6
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Text, Voice, or Video chatting?

Yahoo got bought out by another company, so I wouldn't rely on their infrastructure much unless you have other options sorted out.
text only.
 
Old 09-17-2016, 08:48 AM   #7
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Do you mean for private conversations between you and your friend? Doesn't yahoo have a linux client?

Oh, no. Yahoo once kept a dedicated Linux client, but that was some years ago.
 
Old 09-17-2016, 12:05 PM   #8
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Wickr? that's not in pidgin's supported list. my fault for forgetting to mention I use pidgin. i guess i am willing to change software if needed, but kopete installs many KDE programs I otherwise don't need or want. I run XFCE 4.

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Old 09-17-2016, 01:43 PM   #9
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Build Pidgin Yahoo plugin from git and it will work again.
 
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:36 PM   #10
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Build Pidgin Yahoo plugin from git and it will work again.
I don't mean to offend you, but are you sure about this? A simple Pidggin upgrade will defeat Yahoo's third-party client ban? permanently?

I'll try the rebuild as soon as I have the concentration to tackle a relatively complex problem, in my physically half-ruined condition. of course, the real issue is that I hhave only one finger on one usable hand to type with. (never learned proper typing skills)

Do i need to completely remove my existing pidgin?

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Old 09-18-2016, 01:42 PM   #11
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No, I'm not sure. Also I'm not sure there is a third-party client ban. All I know is there was a protocol change and a new plugin was written to deal with it.
 
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #12
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I don't mean to offend you, but are you sure about this? A simple Pidggin upgrade will defeat Yahoo's third-party client ban? permanently?

I'll try the rebuild as soon as I have the concentration to tackle a relatively complex problem, in my physically half-ruined condition. of course, the real issue is that I hhave only one finger on one usable hand to type with. (never learned proper typing skills)

Do i need to completely remove my existing pidgin?
Do you have some need to use Yahoo? If it is just your friend and you, is there a real issue of switching to another client / service?

I'd suggest using something like tox that doesn't really rely on servers.
 
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Do you have some need to use Yahoo? If it is just your friend and you, is there a real issue of switching to another client / service?

Only that Yahoo has locked me out, since I connect to its server with Pidgin. I think my friend doesn't have a problem on her end, because she uses Windows and therefore isn't a third-party Yahoo user.

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I'd suggest using something like tox that doesn't really rely on servers.
 
Old 09-22-2016, 09:16 AM   #14
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Well, as a short-term solution, AOL works, if oddly: too many unwanted automatic messages and very few emoticons. But communication is established.
 
Old 09-23-2016, 11:39 AM   #15
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Every messaging protocol has a web client nowadays. Yahoo has one too.
 
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