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Largest iPod User Group launched

Join the largest iPod user group in the world. (Over 19,000 members)

iLounge has been planning to develop an online iPod User Group since February 2004. Now, having received encouraging words and support from Mac/iPod author Chris Breen, and Chuck Joiner, the man Chris named ‘Grand Poobah’ of Macintosh User Groups, we’ve decided to go for it. With over 19,000 members in our Forums (the largest online community of iPod owners worldwide) iLounge has a “built-in audience,” as Chuck has put it, and we always want to find ways to improve the lives of our members.

How do you become a member?

Good news. If you’re a registered member of the iLounge forums, you’re already a member of the free iPod User Group - the largest iPod User Group in the world. If you’re not yet a member of the forums, join up and become a part of the iPod User Group.

iPod User Group benefits

Monthly Monday Meetings and Deals.
We will hold official online chats on the first Monday of every month via iChat and AOL AIM beginning at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT. Every member is welcomed and encouraged to participate. Each chat will include gear giveaways, a feature discussion with an industry expert or accessory manufacturer, discounts and information regarding the iPod/iPod mini, tips, hacks, mods, latest gear updates and more.

Win a Prize:
As a side benefit, we plan to offer giveaways at each official chat. In addition to giveaways of new iPod gear, we will give away one iLounge t-shirt (winner’s choice of size and design) per chat. (Note: Winners have to be a registered member of the iLounge forums.)

Newsletter:
All members will be sent an email newsletter featuring member profiles, recent iPod news, recent Site news, special deals/discounts and more. Members may opt-out of the emailed newsletter at any time, but who would want to?

Watch this space for more info and news as we line up our first guests and topics for the first online meeting on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT.

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Comments

1

awesome! .)

Posted by ewok in oklahoma on April 19, 2004 at 2:31 PM (CDT)

2

Nice.
2 requests:
1. make the giveaways worldwide [not just to the USA] if you can
2. Post the time difference for the times of the chats if they will change regularly, It’s really simple to do and i think a lot of people would appreciate it.

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on April 19, 2004 at 4:50 PM (CDT)

3

Suggestions noted Harrison. Thanks! And yes, giveaways will be open to ALL.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on April 19, 2004 at 5:48 PM (CDT)

4

Is there any way that people who dont have system 10.2 for iChat or have AOL AIM, but have 10.1.5 and msn messenger take part in the chats?

Posted by WOLF MAN on April 19, 2004 at 6:49 PM (CDT)

5

WOLF MAN - AIM or iChat is necessary… although we are also thinking of using the iPodlounge IRC chat channel for our meetings, because it’s a much better environment to moderate chats.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on April 19, 2004 at 7:10 PM (CDT)

6

Put in my vote for IRC. iChat public chats get way out of control.

Posted by Dustin MacDonald on April 19, 2004 at 7:41 PM (CDT)

7

I think that although IRC is probably the best method for the chat, many users at the ‘lounge don’t really understand enough to use IRC, and to others it would be a hassle to use a program that they are unfamiliar with.

Posted by breakaway1029 on April 19, 2004 at 8:09 PM (CDT)

8

You could always set up an online IRC client as part of the lounge.

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on April 19, 2004 at 11:23 PM (CDT)

9

Well I dont see a problem with IRC or ichat they will both do the job

Posted by rjtedge on April 20, 2004 at 3:04 AM (CDT)

10

breakaway1029,
”...many users at the ‘lounge don’t really understand enough to use IRC, and to others it would be a hassle to use a program that they are unfamiliar with.”
If an old fogey like me can grasp the complexities of IRC I’m sure the young ‘uns around should be able to!!
For a long time I was used to using AIM and when the iPodlounge IRC opened I installed Trillian on my PC and X Chat on my iBook. I found them both very easy to configure and use, although things like the login script I saved as a text and copied/pasted it when I logged on.

Posted by MadPict in UK on April 20, 2004 at 5:44 AM (CDT)

11

I too vote IRC. My main forum (http://www.macosx.com) developed a customized ‘locked in’ version of mChat for their channel, I’m sure we could do the same thing.

Posted by aeromusek on April 21, 2004 at 6:28 AM (CDT)

12

yeah if we can change the time as some of us work until that time and would not be able to join in at all—- that would be great….

Posted by badkitty on April 22, 2004 at 9:36 AM (CDT)

13

I too would like a change in the times.  Or as someone else suggested, variable times to accomodate more people.  You can’t please all of the people all of the time, but how about some of the people some of the time :)

Posted by sahmad88 on April 24, 2004 at 9:32 AM (CDT)

14

i’m in total agreement with irc. much better if you ask me, both for moderation and a more universal access to chat rooms.

Posted by stefan on April 25, 2004 at 9:25 PM (CDT)

15

IRC isn’t any more complicated than say AIM. I cast another vote for that, I think it would probably work a lot better. In fact, it would be nice to have an ipod lounge irc channel open all the time for chatting.

Posted by Mr. Urt on April 26, 2004 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

16

I vote IRC of course ;)

Posted by Michael de Silva (bsodmike) on May 1, 2004 at 5:32 AM (CDT)

17

alays kearning more about ipod - kep ‘em coming.

Posted by [email protected] on May 25, 2004 at 11:56 AM (CDT)

18

If I set up I-tunes on my PC and laptop, is thre a quick way to update one to the other by using the ipod itself? For example, I download one group of tunes from laptop, then that evening i want to download some from the PC. What would happen?

Posted by Stax63 on June 24, 2004 at 5:49 PM (CDT)

19

So what are the main new features about the new 4thGen IPOD ?Can you watch video on it, view pics etc ?

Posted by Rudy on August 13, 2004 at 10:35 AM (CDT)

20

my IPOD is stuck on ‘Do not discunnect” anyone knows what is going on.

Posted by kosh on September 7, 2004 at 9:44 AM (CDT)

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