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Community Level 5Multtinems

Multtinems

Freeserve My Introduction to Chatrooms

AdvantagesMake Friends, Easy to Download.

DisadvantagesAddiction and Idiots!

"Freeserve are and have always been my ISP. On the whole Freeserve/Wanadoo is a very informative easy to use server. My Review concentrates on the Chatroom as that is what I have most experience in. I first used the chatroom's in the year 2000. Getting to Freeserve/Wanadoo Chat: When you log onto the Freeserve/Wanadoo home page you are met with a huge quantity of options. First go to the left hand column and select 'chat and forums' then go again ..." Read review
20.08.2004

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Community Level 6Sarah_Louise

Sarah_Louise

You call this chat

AdvantagesNot many, it's free though

DisadvantagesQuite a few, see op.

"Freeserve chat?? Well if that's "chat" I must have the wrong dictionary! The way I perceice chat to be would be along the lines of a continued exchange of sentences to get a point across. *NOT* a continued row of abuse, name calling, swearing, flirting (big style!), yet more abuse, oh and don't forget a few "private messages" with, dare I say it, "frank" note's wanting "cyber sex" from 50 year old blokes!! If that sounds like its up your ..." Read review
17.08.2001

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Community Level 3laserquester

laserquester

I would think of a good title, but why bother.

Advantagessee text

Disadvantagessee text

"After all, Freeserve have not bothered providing any decent chat rooms. Freeserve had recently implemented changes into the chat system which theoretically improve the service no end. Unfortunately for them, the changes will make no difference to the majority of idiots that frequent the rooms. Previously when logging into Freeserve Chat you would give yourself a nickname. You would then enter a room right away. This means that there is no garuntee ..." Read review
06.01.2002

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Community Level 4Ethak

Ethak

freeserve chat

AdvantagesGood design and images can be used

Disadvantagesflooding and swearing by people in the site

"Freeserve chat looks good on first appearances it has many and various chat communities so you can speak to people of a similar age or people with the same interests. It even loads quite fast. When you enter the chat site you have a list on the right of users and the chat down the left. You are highlighted in red so you can follow private messages to yourself and find yourself on the list. The private messaging is a good option where a new ..." Read review
10.11.2000

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Community Level 3biker2000

biker2000

Don't bother with this one!!!

AdvantagesIt's free!

DisadvantagesEverything else!

"Freeserve chat??? If that's what you call insulting, swearing and just plain boring, then freeserve chat is the place for you! I don't want to put freeserve down because it's the users not them and after actually using their isp for a while we found them ok. But freeserve like other chat rooms is not one i could recommend you or young teens to visit. After using it a few times you realise that most chatters? know eachother by now anyway so ..." Read review
09.07.2000

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Community Level 1Bruce

Bruce

Frustrating, yet fun

AdvantagesNo software download, easy to use

DisadvantagesPopularity causes slow server and server crashes occasionally

"Freeserve chat pages. Both easy and fun to use for the new chat user, yet frustrating when experiencing the all too frequent server crashes. One of the brightest, and most intuitive to use, and it is its popularity that causes those server problems. Too many people using it at the same time and causing a system overload on the servers. Is it worth it? The answer must be a definite yes! It is easy to use, free, and requires no software download. It ..." Read review
23.07.2000

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Community Level 2markymarkuk

markymarkuk

Do you want Lurrrve ??

AdvantagesLots of rooms to choose from

DisadvantagesCan have occasional technical problems

"I have been using freeserve chat now for quite some time and find it a great place to meet people from a whole range of various chat rooms from 20 something to webmasters there has to be a room to suit you so you can chit chat, or mix and match your friends or On-line lurrvers! The only thing I do find annoying about freeserve chat is the fact that occasionally you keep getting some people who keep flooding the network, however freeserve have a ..." Read review
28.09.2000

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Community Level 1sophie14

sophie14

good chatroom

Advantagesmany room to go in

Disadvantagesno personal profiles

"freeserve chat is a great place to meet others, to be honest its not the best chat room i've been in but it's not the worst, the goods things about it is there are a wide range of room which allows people to go to the room they like and talk about the topic of the room. this chat room isnt just for teens either, it's for older people too. i would say that the bad thing about this chat room is that people done have profiles so u cant find out about ..." Read review
03.09.2000

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Community Level 1TracieB

TracieB

Chat, If your lucky!

AdvantagesEasy to use, mostly friendly chatters, good for beginners

DisadvantagesSystem crashes and mindless idiots

"I have been using Freeserve Chat for the last month or so, because this is one of the only chat rooms I can access from work becuase I am behind a firewall. During the day you can meet loads of people who, on the whole, are very friendly. I dont seem to get many problems with the system crashing although it is very slow. At night I use a direct system at home. This is where all the problems are. You get over 2000 users on the chat at any one time. ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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Community Level 3christophe...

christopherbrown

Freeserve chat

Advantagesnot many

DisadvantagesAs stated in the article

"...your friends. As I can compare freeserve to others, I dont reccommened it at all. You cannot even swap from chat room to chat room and still be in them. You have to log out to log into another chat room, and then you are not guarenteed to get back into chatting. ..." Read review
26.11.2000

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Community Level 2superguinn...

superguinness

freeserve 3d worlds chat

Advantagesits different !!

Disadvantagesheavy on memory

"I've used Freeserve Worlds 3d chat for about 9 months on and off. Yes it did have a tendancy to produce alarming windows error messages, but they recently did a bit of an upgrade and since then everything seems to be just fine. The basic download doesn't take too long and as you start to wander around the planet kind of place, it prompts you to download new scenes / rooms as you wish. Chatters on worlds are generally quite polite, USA types ..." Read review
26.09.2000

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Depends on what you like

AdvantagesCan be entertaining sometimes

DisadvantagesLots of nutters and irritating people

"Freeserve chat, like all of these types of service, is very much a mixed community ranging from relatively sane people to complete misfits. First using the service in June 2000 the layout has changed but without any real difference to quality of user or interface. Depending on the time of day that you log onto Freeserve chat, very much determines the people you will meet. Generally I found it to be most entertaining in the early hours of the ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Community Level 2andybain

andybain

Chat away all day

Advantageseasy to use

Disadvantagesunreliable, too much nastiness

"I used to think Freeserve chat was okay but recently have found hellish problems with it. Over the last few weeks you have struggled to get on using some of the chat clients, they even made one of the chat clients available to just Netscape users for a couple of days. Once on, they had problems with timeouts when trying to change rooms or lookup users. Once you do get onto chat, you do get a lot of swearing and flooding of messages by people. One ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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Community Level 1Cyber_Dad

Cyber_Dad

3D Chat: fun or mindless?

AdvantagesNo swearing; visually great; upgrades and options a-plenty

DisadvantagesSometimes the graphics run slow

"Freeserve has teamed up with Worlds.com to provide access to thier international 3D chat service. You have to download a 7 meg file but if you aren't on unmetered access this kind of thing probably isn't for you anyway. Once downloaded you can go straight on in and choose from a range of simple avatars and cruise a selection of rooms for new friends. There are a number of ways to upgrade your experience, including testing betas or (I am told) using ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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Community Level 1cacoll

cacoll

freeserve worlds 3d

AdvantagesLife like chat

DisadvantagesWorlds take a while to download

"...that I downloaded from the freeserve web site and I am glad that I did. It is great fun, you get to choose your own avatar (person) and roam around different parts of the world, there are also other worlds for you to download. It is a new and fun way of being in a chat room as you can walk around and chat to people 'face to face'. There are specialised areas for chat such as different music rooms and various relationship rooms. If you try it ..." Read review
08.08.2000

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