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TNTease:
Welcome!  We are ICQ-Chat and we're glad you stopped by!

Some people get a little bit confused by our name and because they recognize some of the nicknames here so maybe this will help clear up the confusion a bit.

We are NOT the "old icq chat".  That was IrCQ-Net, the chat network that was run by the owners of the ICQ instant messenger program. It was CLOSED on Dec 1, 2015.

We are ICQ-Chat, a NEW network. We opened in November 2015, just before the old network closed.  Why the similar name you may ask?  Well for several reasons.
1.We were aware that the old network was going to close by that time, and that after many years of repeated rumors that it was going to close, many chatters would not believe it was truly going to close until one day they would simply not be able to connect to it, and we wanted to make it easy for them to find a new place to chat.
2.We were able to secure several versions of the domain name, yes, all legally, and we do have the legal right to use the name for our network.

That's pretty much it.  We knew there would be a lot of "lost" chatters desperately trying to find their chat friends, and we wanted to make a place for them to be able to do so.
(One note though - Just because you recognize a nickname from the "old" network, be sure to ask first, don't assume you know them.  Some chatters kept their old nicks, some did not, so the nick you recognize may not necessarily be the same person who used it in the past.)

And well, yes, we like to chat too, so WE wanted a place where we would enjoy chatting, and be able to do so without some of the negative issues that we felt we might be able to better sort out in our own way if we had more direct control than we had on the "old network(s)".  One person had the idea, and he contacted a couple of others, and we put a plan together, made a few changes, contacted a few more...  And ICQ-Chat was born.

If you have read this far, then here is a list of links of items you may find of interest.
Our Network Staff: https://icq-chat.com/forums/index.php?topic=1527.0
Our Acceptable Usage Policy, Bot Policy, and Other Issues: http://icq-chat.com/forums/index.php?board=37.0
Our Website: http://www.icq-chat.com/
And if you are chatting on our network, you can type /motd for some general information and some links to other features of our network.

Register here on our Message Forums for access to Members Only features. 


Sincerely,

TNTease
ICQ-Chat Network Services
(and yes, I AM the same TNTease from the "old" IrCQ-Net chat network ;-)

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