Those of us who were chatters in the 1990’s might find ourselves looking around our virtual landscape of today, blinking profusely while asking, “What happened to my favorite chat site?” Most of the quaint chat sites we grew up on have vanished.Sites like 321Chat and Chat-Avenue broke onto the scene in 2000’ and 2002’ using a Java based chat-software called Digi Chat.
However Yahoo Messenger membership continued to fall to the point of irrelevancy.Talk City is now Delphi Forums and countless others still exist for nostalgic reasons rather than functional ones Omni-Chat, with rooms like Chatterbox were incredibly popular in the 90’s for allowing users to post pictures and text with HTML code.I remember trying to figure out all the “secret” codes to get text to blink and change color.Whatever the device or application, if it is connected to the Internet, it has an IP (Internet Protocol) address. A chat room participant, because he communicates via the Internet, also has an IP address. Use DOS in lieu of software to locate chat room IP address.IP addresses are made up of four numbers referred to as a dotted-quad. If you need the IP address of someone participating in a chat, you can get it. CNET (see link under Resources below) provides free downloads that will assist you in locating the chat room IP address. For this to work, you'll need a direct connection to the other chatter's computer.