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Yahoo Chat Rooms... Scum Of The Internet

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Does anyone DISagree with me on this? I mean, the yahoo chat rooms are FULL of guys looking to cyber, older guys looking to cyber, guys pretending to be girls looking to cyber, and porn bots. People are VERY VERY fake in there. Granted, people aren't always what they seem in chat rooms, and I guess you can say everyone is a bit fake in one way or another online, but, I think this really takes the place in the yahoo chat. Also, the booters? Seriously, Everyone spending their time loading mass 10 id booters and mass IMing people until they drop? Then everyone has to get an anti-booter. And then Someone looks for a better booter to get through the anti-booters and Y Tunnel... Its ridiculous.

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I don't agree. It depends on what kind of chatrooms you join too so all you have to do is to drop into one chatroom with a decent name and see what's going on in there and leave since that's what I normally do but I seldom use Yahoo! and spend my time chatting with people I know on MSN Messenger.

 

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Due to the overwhelming response, I think I will have to disagree probably because I'm not too exposed to Yahoo! :P

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I agree with you, Tauren. I go on chats alot, mostly Xbox chats. Then I go to others, and it's crazy. I'm serious, they are a bunch of heathens, if you ask me. Then what's really annoying, when you leave a chat, a bot pops up and says "singles.com/67832683.(yourusernamehere).asp , I'm waiting for you."Then the irritating toungue emoticon. Very disturbing... AIM is worse though. As for the booting, been booted before, then again, I've booted someone before. I honestly think that that's too much power. Yeah there are mass Im'ers too, that keep Iming you until you have to cut off your computer by pressing the button, instead of start>shutdown.

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i 100% absolutly agree with you TaurenShaman! Yahoo messenger is full of people with false identities and misleading UserNames getting in to rooms and pretending to be people they are not. I think Yahoo should take a note from MSN cos they stopped or seriously supervised or whatever their chatrooms cos there were too many pervs in their grooming kids and what not. There is far too much being gotten away with in those chat rooms but nothing or very little is being done about it.There is no or extremely little moderation and with all the software available out there for yahoo people can do a lot of damage or view private webcams and even record them without peoples knowledge. i stopped using Yahoo years ago before things started to get really really bad with YM. i just think it is disgusting what happens there and what the children who genuinley use it to chat with their mates or whatever get subjected too.

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Does anyone DISagree with me on this? 

 

I mean, the yahoo chat rooms are FULL of guys looking to cyber, older guys looking to cyber, guys pretending to be girls looking to cyber, and porn bots.  People are VERY VERY fake in there.  Granted, people aren't always what they seem in chat rooms, and I guess you can say everyone is a bit fake in one way or another online, but, I think this really takes the place in the yahoo chat.  Also, the booters?  Seriously, Everyone spending their time loading mass 10 id booters and mass IMing people until they drop?  Then everyone has to get an anti-booter.  And then Someone looks for a better booter to get through the anti-booters and Y Tunnel...  Its ridiculous.

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I totally agree with you on this, i've been in yahoo chat rooms before and all you see are old guys pretending to be girls and trying to cyber with everyone, its rather disgusting because all I want to do is go into the chat rooms and talk to my friends but all the bots and cybering guys ruins all my fun. To top it all off everyone is getting Y Tunnel and other anti-booters and it just makes the experience worse in my opinion, makes the computer go slower and they dont always work in some cases. One time I had this guy who booted me and at least 100 ims popped up on my screen and it was so bad, which made me so mad but o well what can we do?

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Its ridiculous. I mean, right now I just looked under the games category user rooms, and I just counted 6 with uh, bad names or themes. ITs disgusting. And yahoo does nothing about it. What's even worse I think is how a 13 year old can just go in there, and all of the sudden have a 34 year old woman send a cam invite where she is doing innapropriate things on camera...

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i'm sure people have their reasons to do that... i can think of one, because they're bored outta their mind and have nothing else better to do than go on yahoo chat and mess around with other people...Myself, even do that before and i thought it was funny. But i've grew now, still, i act like a little kid sometimes. :/

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All that goes on is the questions of Sex? Age? Location? anyone near my area?And the rooms have been over ran with bots selling sex.And then that one guy who talks trash to everyone.Not worth my time. I would much rather be a part of a community like this one, with people whom have common interest and actually like to help eachother.

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Yahoo Chatroom is very downgraded. AIM chatrooms are not any different... These days no chatrooms are worthy to even chat in.I think the best chatrooms must be that of AOL. It offers supervisions, and it would not let to spam.Unlike its counter-part that it owns, AIM, it does let you spam, have bots in, and all of these other unmentionable features.AOL has kept it a good place for people to chat friendly.Although there are some reports of sexual harassments going on, they can be reported.And since AOL has your credit card number, reporting the harass'ers username is like putting their name to shame.AOL can locate your information via your credit card, and take the appropriate measures.This is the case, and it is the ultimate deterence.Thusfar it is working, and hence AOL has the safest chatrooms yet. Even though it has those who are 50-years old "rebels," they can easily be taken care of... via suing.

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One of the biggest questions that pops into my head with this question is censorship. I do almost all my chatting on Yahoo and I have to agree that there is alot of unsavory things going on. My question is who's place is it to say who is right and wrong and which rooms should be shut down.IMHO I think Yahoo is starting to self destruct but for other reasons. Over the past few months I have noticed an increase in server problems. The biggest problem that I have seen is the chat listing server locks up from time to time so you can not get the latest listing, sometimes for several days.Another problem that needs adressing are the booters. I have done quite a bit of research into booters, and have made a few programs on my own. Before you yell at me, I do this mostly to prevents the booters and find new ways to stop the attacks. Much like hacking, you have to know how to hack before you can stop it. Anyway, back to the subject. The largest and most effectice boot has been around since the middle of next year. It involves sending multiple conference requests in a short amount of time that results in a race condition within messenger. This problem can be fixed by Yahoo but they have negelected to do so! Yahoo even has an auto update feature that checks before Messenger is started. Why didn't they push a patch ohh lets say 8 months ago? To me it looks like Yahoo is having personal problems above anything else. If they can't get enough programers to create a patch, I seriously doubt they can get enought personal to censor the rooms.

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One of the biggest questions that pops into my head with this question is censorship.  I do almost all my chatting on Yahoo and I have to agree that there is alot of unsavory things going on.  My question is who's place is it to say who is right and wrong and which rooms should be shut down.

 

IMHO I think Yahoo is starting to self destruct but for other reasons.  Over the past few months I have noticed an increase in server problems.  The biggest problem that I have seen is the chat listing server locks up from time to time so you can not get the latest listing, sometimes for several days.

 

Another problem that needs adressing are the booters.  I have done quite a bit of research into booters, and have made a few programs on my own.  Before you yell at me, I do this mostly to prevents the booters and find new ways to stop the attacks.  Much like hacking, you have to know how to hack before you can stop it.  Anyway, back to the subject.  The largest and most effectice boot has been around since the middle of next year.  It involves sending multiple conference requests in a short amount of time that results in a race condition within messenger. 

 

This problem can be fixed by Yahoo but they have negelected to do so!  Yahoo even has an auto update feature that checks before Messenger is started.  Why didn't they push a patch ohh lets say 8 months ago?  To me it looks like Yahoo is having personal problems above anything else.  If they can't get enough programers to create a patch, I seriously doubt they can get enought personal to censor the rooms.

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While I am on the subject I should explain why I'm not that worried by booters.

 

1) While I do use Messenger for the majority of my communications, the people in my buddy list are somewhat trustworthy. I don't have to worry about them launching an attack on me.

 

2) I never use Messenger in chats. Chats are where you pick up most of the crap Yahoo has to offer. I use Yahelite http://www.yahelite.org/ which is in my mind a great chat program. Yahelite offers updates all the time that takes care of the booters and goes a long way to protect you against the latest crap floating out there.

 

3) If you insist in using Yahoo Messenger for chat rooms then pick up YTunnel!. YTunnel works like a proxy between Messenger and the Yahoo network. It will filter out bad packets before they can get to Messenger.

 

4) Run all the standard security products that EVERYONE should be running. Up to date antivirus, windows updates, firewalls, spyware scanners

 

5) Don't open unsolicited IMs. I done this once and payed for it. After recieving an IM with an http address in it, I was wondering as to where it went, so I opend it. As expected it was spam but unexpected was the results. From that point on I would get unsloicited IMs even if I was invisible. The only thing I can think of is the sire recorded my IP address and can tell when I am online. Don't open the http addresses, simple ignore the user and close the box.

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I dont know why everyone seems so shocked. Seriously, what do you expect from chatrooms? Hasn't school taught us anything?Just stick with MSN people. Stick with the contacts you can trust. Why would you seriously want to go on chat rooms anyway? They're good targets for hackers, perverts and just down right scarey people. If you want to talk games, or whatever, go find forums. They're just as good, if you ask me. And you get answers from genuine people with interests, instead of being susceptible to cyber-freaks. And just on another note, I'm not surprised Yahoo is being sloppy with their chat rooms. They've had major increases over the last few years, and they're extending their options to anything and everything. Don't get me wrong... their original features are great... mail, search, online news coverage and launch. But now, I think, there pushing it a little and it's having an obvious sloppy effect. The chatrooms are just one of many things they are trying to incorporate, and it's obviously not working.

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Does anyone DISagree with me on this? 

 

I mean, the yahoo chat rooms are FULL of guys looking to cyber, older guys looking to cyber, guys pretending to be girls looking to cyber, and porn bots.  People are VERY VERY fake in there.  Granted, people aren't always what they seem in chat rooms, and I guess you can say everyone is a bit fake in one way or another online, but, I think this really takes the place in the yahoo chat.  Also, the booters?  Seriously, Everyone spending their time loading mass 10 id booters and mass IMing people until they drop?  Then everyone has to get an anti-booter.  And then Someone looks for a better booter to get through the anti-booters and Y Tunnel...  Its ridiculous.

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I totally agree with you... That's why I do not use Yahoo! Chat... or any other chat for that matter.... I think that it's a waste of my time..... [i know some of you will dissagree with my point] :):):):):P

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Oh dear goodness...You really would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't think Yahoo chat rooms are a waste of web space! I tend to avoid chatrooms, usually. The people that tend to lurk in them never have much to say, and whatever they do blurt out is just, oh, what do you call it - webspeak? "Cya! its been gr8 talkin to ya! g2g bye." That sort of thing.If I ever have to communicate with someone over the web it's always through email or AIM.

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