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    Default Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    AOL Instant Messenger to shut down this December.

    Figured this deserved a topic here.

    Definitely a lot of fun and crazy times to be had in this community goofing around on there back in the day. In fact, a lot of the memes here did originate in AIM-land.

    While many have probably by now forgot it exists, I still have myself logged in idling from time to time. Is a bit weird though, my last use of it on a regular basis was actually around early 2014.

    While everything it was used for may have been replaced in the meta, definitely can't argue that it still holds a lot of fond memories (as well as some cringe-worthy ones) for many.

    So, ummmm... ttyl!
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    We're not going to Guam... are we?

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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    Truly the end of an era.

    I've been logged in mostly again since I found the web app a couple years ago-ish, but I haven't actually talked to anyone on it in like a decade and very few do I even see remaining active on my list.
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    Awww even though I never use it and I guess nobody actually does. I will miss it bye bye firepokemonUBB bye bye password for whole time firepokemonUBB has existed. Bye bye UBB still better than vBulletin. Bye bye random contact lists and aim names that are dead forever
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    Well, not sure quite how to react to this. While I still use AIM, haven't talked to anyone on it in forever. The real downer, I suppose, is when I did use it more often, there were one or two people from here who I talked to that I'm probably out of luck trying to ever talk to again since I doubt they frequent the forum much anymore and I haven't the faintest clue if they're still on the web somewhere on something like IRC or Discord.

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    I'm honestly not surprised AIM is coming to an end. There were some TPMers I primarily used AIM for talking to in the past (like DarkPrincess and The_Missing_Link, the former of which I have as a Facebook friend believe ir or not). Like Pokemaster Ash, I'm anxious to see if there are any other (former) TPMers that use Discord (besides the people who posted in the topic I made about Discord after I joined it earlier this year). I definitely know I have lost my interest in AIM, though.
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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    I used Discord, but as of now only to communicate with my KHUX party.
    In 20 years, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook will merge together into one super big time-wasting site called YouTwitFace.


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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    One more group chat reunion?

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    I'll hop on for a group chat reunion!

    My first AIM was MagmarPinsir, just chose two at random ha... then along came Magmar bloody seventeen and a half years ago.
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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    Down for a group chat reunion, just need to remind myself to sign on. Can it still do chats btw? AIM's newest (and last) version is barely recognizable from what I remember. Gotta relearn everything...


    Also what are the odds someone out there is gonna make an AIM clone anyway.
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    ... I don't remember my AIM password.

    RIP ChobiChibiBecki.

    I have some fond memories of talking to people on here. And some not so fond ones. Like someone asked me to marry them via AIM when I turned 16. Naming no names. But that was creepy.



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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    Damn shame, I was actually still using it too.
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    Default Re: Ready, AIM... shutdown! 1997-2017

    Yeah, I miss Ummmm too. And does anyone remember MoOoOoOoOoOoOo?

    Someone I know made a Skype chat named Ummmmmm in honor of Ummmm.

    Anyway, I used Discord the most these days, but the TPM IRC chat is still up and running.
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    This is really sad to see happening. I mainly use gmail now.
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