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Dear everyone ever: Stop using Skype

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Sep 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM
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Sadly, no matter how much better anything is than Skype it will always have one downfall: very few people use it. So you can call very few people. It would require a mass migration of people from Skype to certain other video chatting program.
This mentality is the reason why people still use Skype. So start avoiding Skype like the plague and get your friends, family and relatives to start using something better! (Assuming they aren't using Facebook Messenger, then it'll be impossible to make them use something else)
 
Sep 13, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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I haven't used skype in like 6 months myself
 
Oct 14, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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yeah that's a good one too. Seems pretty popular with the gaming crowd. I used it once and didn't have any problems.
 
Nov 16, 2015 at 9:16 PM
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+1 to discord; I've been using it for months, and had no issues.
 
Nov 16, 2015 at 9:31 PM
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I'm still using Skype, it has a web version too now. Also, Slack is good for text chat.
 
Dec 22, 2015 at 1:16 AM
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So can someone tell me which channel/web page I need to connect to our irc page? Or is it the thing of the past?
 
Dec 22, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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Yeah we don't really use it anymore sorry, if you don't feel like getting Pidgin I/another could always add you to one of the Skype groups
 
Dec 23, 2015 at 9:42 PM
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I never use Skype. I guess I'll have to download your NSA Pidgin program then.
 
Dec 23, 2015 at 9:58 PM
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I never use Skype. I guess I'll have to download your NSA Pidgin program then.
ironically, Pidgin is one of those freetard-approved applications so it's the least likely of any to be backdoored I think
it's also why it's shitty but hey give and take
 
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Sorry for the Bump but why is it that Skype uses loads of CPU now? Whats eating all of it.. So what is the best alternatives for Skype for a low powered machine? 2GB of ramn and a fairly old 6years+ CPU?
 
Mar 16, 2016 at 12:15 AM
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Sorry for the Bump but why is it that Skype uses loads of CPU now? Whats eating all of it.. So what is the best alternatives for Skype for a low powered machine? 2GB of ramn and a fairly old 6years+ CPU?
Hey jethawk :)
Try using "discord", its primarily focused on servers like team speak or ventrilo but it's a free program.
 
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Plus, many people from the General Skype Group have converged to Discord, so you'd find more conversation there anyway.
tl;dr: discord is an infinitely better skype and you should use it
 
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Thanks guys for the tips, And hey Ralren long time no see :)
 
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Discord is the superior VOIP program.
 
May 1, 2016 at 9:38 PM
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until it gets sold to microsoft
 
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hi so I guess this is a bit of a bump and perhaps unneeded but I thought I might share. behold-
https://telegram.org/
Telegram is kind of cool in my opinion. I don't obviously know all of the important tech stuff behind it but in my simple simple mind it's kind of like skype, but not shit, and also with a plethora of stickers.
Plus you can like have interaction between mobile and desktop which I think is cool.
In all everyone has their own tastes. I just thought I'd share this kind of simple and new service to those interested.
 
Jun 19, 2016 at 4:59 AM
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Really not a big fan of telegram tbh. Maybe it's the plausible connotations of it being a Russian intelligence front. Maybe it's the fact that's it's demonstrably insecure. Maybe it's the fact it uses my mobile phone as an account number. But there's enough things about it that set me on edge to put me off ever using it seriously.
 
Jun 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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hi so I guess this is a bit of a bump and perhaps unneeded but I thought I might share. behold-
https://telegram.org/
Telegram is kind of cool in my opinion. I don't obviously know all of the important tech stuff behind it but in my simple simple mind it's kind of like skype, but not shit, and also with a plethora of stickers.
Plus you can like have interaction between mobile and desktop which I think is cool.
In all everyone has their own tastes. I just thought I'd share this kind of simple and new service to those interested.
telegram is full of furries
the cstsf clearly isn't a bunch of furries
 
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