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The death of AvChat
< on 5/22/2021 4:18 AM >
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After the discontinuation of Flash at the end of last year, the UER 'Chat' button has been hanging around on the sidebar for 6 months now. Today, I finally removed it.

AvChat was first developed in 2004, and at the time was one of the first multi-channel, real-time chat systems on the internet. Browsers of the day could not make socket connections, but Flash could, and so AvChat was born.

It quickly gained tons of advanced features: Multiple channels, private messages, and even multiplayer games! And who could forget the wonderful Santabot.

Over the years, thousands upon thousands of conversations have been held on AvChat. There were even people who developed their own non-Flash clients for it.

If you were wondering, the last messages sent via AvChat were:
[1/7/2021 2:18:01 PM] <Bygone_Era> Why is flash working?
[1/7/2021 2:18:04 PM] <Bygone_Era> bruh
[1/7/2021 2:18:37 PM] <Bygone_Era> this is a bruh moment

[1/8/2021 7:22:41 PM] <Haigha> hello anyone still on this forum?

[4/12/2021 5:36:41 AM] <Avatar-X> hello!


Sleep well, AvChat. You will be missed.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 1 on 5/22/2021 5:55 AM >
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It was a good run, but all good things must come to an end at some point.
I'm glad you popped in to our Discord server tonight, it was good to meet you.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 2 on 5/22/2021 3:58 PM >
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RIP


The end of an era.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 3 on 5/23/2021 5:07 AM >
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It must have been good fun in its day. I never got to check out AvChat but I'd say it's pretty momentous how, after 17 years, the chat's gone in a Flash, a casualty of ever-evolving times. Gone the way of IRC, ICQ, IM, actual socialising, sometimes... oops, did I say that one out loud? The list goes on and on.

Luckily, there's still the forum. Even though exchanges sometimes happen at a pretty glacial pace here, there's such a huge treasure trove of information in the back issues (so to speak). An invaluable resource, for sure! Glad I got here (somewhat) in time! ;)




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< Reply # 4 on 5/23/2021 8:44 AM >
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Truly is a bruh moment




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 5 on 5/23/2021 3:45 PM >
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I could never figure out how to change the "subject" of AvChat




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/topic "what a damn shame"
< Reply # 6 on 5/23/2021 5:30 PM >
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I could never figure out how to change the "subject" of AvChat






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[22:16:00] <DSomms> it was normal until astro got here
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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 7 on 5/23/2021 7:38 PM >
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RIP AvChat. It’s the end of an era, although I probably hadn’t been in chat for close to a decade.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 8 on 5/23/2021 10:09 PM >
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RIP AvChat. It’s the end of an era, although I probably hadn’t been in chat for close to a decade.


ah, the golden age of chat rooms... he who types fastest wins the argument.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 9 on 5/23/2021 10:27 PM >
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ah, the golden age of chat rooms... he who types fastest wins the argument.



Good times! I really do miss it.




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 10 on 5/24/2021 12:42 AM >
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It is now, truly, the Quietest of Corners...




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 11 on 5/24/2021 12:23 PM >
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It is now, truly, the Quietest of Corners...


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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 12 on 5/24/2021 3:22 PM >
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So many, just so many things happened on chat. You will be missed!




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 13 on 5/27/2021 5:48 PM >
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AvChat could make a comeback, now with websockets. Or just run your own Matrix server




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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 14 on 5/28/2021 7:20 AM >
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Met some of my closest friends thanks to AvChat.
Funnily enough, while going through old hard drive stuff a couple days ago I found a screen-recorded video of Astro kicking my butt in Avtris, as per usual. Good times.



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Oh good, my slow clap processor made it into this thing.
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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 15 on 6/2/2021 4:37 PM >
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Rest in peace, AvChat. I have so many memories from my times in AvChat ('member ambien nights? Because I don't XD ).

For real though, thank you for all the memories and good times. You will be missed, but never forgotten.



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Re: The death of AvChat
< Reply # 16 on 6/6/2021 1:25 AM >
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I am shocked and dismayed to see that AvChat was gone after being absent from the site for far too long it seems.

So may good times and so many SantaBots later...

Will it ever be reborn into something new Av? One can only hope and pray!




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