Certainly a major event, knocked out virtually all of Yahoo's dedicated roleplaying community. I'd suggest tying it into the abandon-ware Yahoo Messenger for non-windows users but I don't want to make it seem shrill.
The reason why it happened is the continued tight integration with Microsoft.
Instead of shutting the chat rooms down, they did a major revamp of it.264: CEBF:8650: EDD4: B26F:7BD0 (talk) , 18 November 2016 (UTC) The article incorrectly said Chat opened in 1998. Chat was introduced in January 1997, prior to Yahoo messenger. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple Fa Q for additional information.You can see chat is linked on this archived copy of Yahoo's front page: Additionally, you can see an archived copy of Yahoo chat's login page here: Hello fellow Wikipedians, I have just modified 2 external links on Yahoo! I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.webcams of minors, plenty of adults exposing themselves to underage kids. They have legal claimers that show you must be this old to enter these rooms and that user experiences may change when venturing into them...guess your not smart enough to realize that and go pretending to be the police Not sure when, but Yahoo has an additional logon criteria added. An aberrated picture of some combination of letters/numbers now appears as part of the Yahoo chat room logon process.This has helped a lot to keep the flies/pornbots way down.From the introduction I read "As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, i OS and web browser clients. I assume I cannot get into it because the software has been discontinued (this is how I read "legacy Windows ... However, I can see chat contacts from within Yahoo! Can somebody comment regarding availability of Yahoo! ICE77 (talk) , 8 October 2016 (UTC) From what I'm aware of, after a friend of mine showed it to me, Yahoo has indeed made it so that the legacy desktop messenger no longer connects to the server, resulting in its contact list no longer being accessible (it is currently unknown as to whether or not a person's chat history is still available through the legacy desktop messenger).