ElEscalador
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What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:22 pm

Was trying to add my location and I get an "invalid ICQ number" error. What the heck is an ICQ number and why does it matter if I put it in my profile? Is this some government big brother watching stuff?
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wildfire
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:26 pm

ICQ (I seek You), a fairly dated instant messaging service. If you don't have an ICQ account then leave it blank.
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B.Goode
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:30 pm

I don't knowingly have an ICQ number.

In common with probably in excess of 99.99% of forum users that box in my profile is empty.

No harm seems to result. Job done, move on..

(I'm pretty sure an internet search engine could reveal what it is. Probably more mundane than Big Brother... )

ElEscalador
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Elescalador

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:31 pm

Ahhh...the field was auto-populating with my username. Didn't think to just delete it.
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wildfire
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:47 pm

Seasons Greetings to Detroit from Dundee :D
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ElEscalador
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:42 pm

wildfire wrote:Seasons Greetings to Detroit from Dundee :D
You had me excited to meet a fellow nerd that is local - I just visited Dundee, MI this past weekend! Oh well...Happy seasonal celebration of your choice to you frmo the US side of the pond!
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wildfire
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:04 pm

Yep happens here too, I talk to people from Perth (20 odd miles up the road) then realise it's Perth, Australia.
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mfa298
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Re: What is my ICQ

Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:49 pm

wildfire wrote:ICQ (I seek You), a fairly dated instant messaging service. If you don't have an ICQ account then leave it blank.
Dated? more like pre-historic (at least in internet terms).
Although I'm now wondering if I can remember/find my ICQ number and work out the password for it from ~15 years ago.

Koeshi
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Re: What is my ICQ

Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:52 pm

mfa298 wrote:
wildfire wrote:ICQ (I seek You), a fairly dated instant messaging service. If you don't have an ICQ account then leave it blank.
Dated? more like pre-historic (at least in internet terms).
Although I'm now wondering if I can remember/find my ICQ number and work out the password for it from ~15 years ago.
Maybe to you. While I would say it is old it seemed to retain popularity in Asia (or at least with the Chinese) for longer, think I last saw it used about 5 years ago by a guy from Hong Kong. As I don't really know people living there now I can't say how that has changed.

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