Hello? Anybody there?

Everyone make the noise that a wood chip makes - to appease The Hampsters - and maybe they’ll give back the OP.

If he was talking about Internet Relay Chat, it’s IRC and not Irc.

Anyway, IRC is to aim and ICQ as USENET is to the SDMB.

Wikkit: Apt analogy. Compared to the more regulated forms of communication (AIM [AOL Instant Messenger], ICQ [A pun. Pronounced as ‘I Seek You’.], World Wide Web), the anarchic ones (Usenet, IRC [Internet Relay Chat]) are much more varied. This means that you have more of a chance of getting crapped on, but also more of a chance of finding undiscovered gold, or just a really amusing kook. :slight_smile: