Rating Summary based on 29 reviews
Advantages Simple, powerful
Advantages Easy to get setup
Disadvantages can be some strange people on there!
Advantages Fast, inexpensive, painfully easy to use.
Disadvantages That annoying smiley face!
Advantages Fast, Reliable, Has a large list of servers, No Time Limit, Easy to use
Disadvantages Not Free
Advantages Great to use
Disadvantages May be exploited (unlikely though)
Advantages Meet new people, learn things, cheap
Disadvantages Some annoying people, bad manners
Advantages Totally customisable, stable, well supported by author, established.
Disadvantages Text-only, so can't use webcams or voice to communicate. Addictive too!
Advantages Friendly in places, Great to meet people, Lots of nifty features
Disadvantages Hackers (and wanabees), Perverts, Can be confusing at first
Advantages Chat, easy to use, free
Disadvantages IRC is full of malicious people