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ICQ using banners to stay free?

Discussion in 'Free Services' started by AnneX, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. AnneX

    AnneX New Member

    Today I started up ICQ like I do everyday.. and what do I see when I recieve my first message of the day. A banner towards the bottom of the window... not advertising anything as of yet except ICQ itself. Sending a message... same little banner down there. :(

    So, who else has this? I've asked many on my list if they have it too and so far not one person does. ICQ targeting me? hehe.. well, I don't like it, but if its there to keep the service free then thats okay.

    Strange thing is most of the people I asked have the same version I do.. ICQ 2000a maybe its per build that is getting these banners? My info says ICQ version 2000a Beta v.4.29 Build #3140.. you guys have this banner like me? :confused:

    ok.. I am adding a little screenshot of this so you guys who don't have it (lucky you!) know what it looks like to me.. http://www.upside-down.net/icq_sendmessage.gif

    [Edited by AnneX on 02-08-2001 at 02:15 PM]
  2. Mandrake

    Mandrake NLC NLC

    They need that to stay free... They're owned by AOL... AOL has plenty of money... Trust me!

    BLACKOUT New Member

    I have ICQ 2000b beta v4.55 build # 3264
    and the only thing I have banners on are like, the send file, and send chat things, not the message windows
  4. keith

    keith anti-liberal NLC

    i use 99b [icq 2000 sucks, too much like aol]. no ads for me.
  5. chrisabrooks

    chrisabrooks New Member

    No ads for me anywhere on 2000b!
  6. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member NLC

    That reminds me... Chicken, when are you gonna upload that for us!?
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo New Member

    I have ICQ 2000b
    and I did notice a thing at the top where it says ICQ 2000b its says ICQ SMS! and when you click on it, it will open up. its a thing for a cell phone and ICQ to work together.
  8. keith

    keith anti-liberal NLC

  9. KNK

    KNK New Member

    I noticed that too... one day it wasn't there and the next day it popped up ... weird!
  10. LastActionHero

    LastActionHero WBBMods.com NLC

    me too i got that icq sms button on the top by default and it doesn't go. i have icq 2000b.
    Actually ICQ hve upgraded their SMS support, so i think they are promoting it.
  11. Chicken

    Chicken NLC NLC

    I wonder what the heck I have??? I sometimes change the file names, so I might have done this with this one (who knows?), but I have:

    icq99b_nomfc.exe which is 4.41 MB


    I also have icq98b.exe which is only 1.63 MB

    I figure that icq2001 should weigh in around 27MB at that rate :)

    [Edited by Chicken on 02-09-2001 at 10:05 AM]
  12. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member NLC

    : on knees begging Chicken to upload it :
  13. LeX

    LeX ლ(╹◡╹ლ) NLC

    No ads here... I'm using 2000b. It's a real RAM hogger. :(
  14. jobesoft

    jobesoft New Member


    Im using 2000a and i havent got any ads...
  15. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member NLC

    Thanks keith, and NO THANKS TO THAT LOUSY CHICKEN (;))! Now my ICQ is on all the time :D.
  16. Chicken

    Chicken NLC NLC

    Sorry, I check this forum every other time. If you still want it shoot me an email and warn me, that you posted here and are waiting.
  17. Coolin

    Coolin NL[C] NLC

    So Chicken, can you upload ICQ 98 somewhere so we may all download it? I want a lean and mean ICQ client, not ICQ 2000. My cousin, who recently got a new computer, would like to to have ICQ 98 (which was on his old computer) back also.
  18. Mandrake

    Mandrake NLC NLC

    I too might consider using ICQ again if I had a decent version. I tried the 2000b and it was horrible... Not only a 5MB download, but it slowed my system to a crawl.
  19. Coolin

    Coolin NL[C] NLC

    ICQ 99 took up 10megs of RAM, I'm scared to learn what ICQ 2000 would take up. What I think is that ICQ should just scrap their current code and create ICQ from the ground up, I bet the install file would be about 2 megs.
  20. LeX

    LeX ლ(╹◡╹ლ) NLC

    One word.... LOTS!

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