I have spent the last hour trying to get two colleagues in a Yahoo Instant Messenger chat room at the same time, unsuccessfully. I dutifully downloaded the latest version of their YIM Client for Mac OS X and all I can say is do they beta test these things?? I try to add one of my colleagues as a “friend” and as far as I can tell, clicking “ok” is synonymous with clicking “cancel”: nothing happens, no message pops up, no status update, they don’t (apparently) get a request of any sort, and I never see a failure message.
After much thrashing, I’m finally in a so-called “conference” room with one of the two of them, and they can’t see what I’m typing. This makes ICQ look good, and that’s quite an accomplishment. Blech. A pox on the Yahoo IM client for OSX team for wasting my morning!