Starting in early 2006, a major chat system used by locals,, with a client downloaded from It came later, and was much easier to configure and install, than the IrcChannel. There's a history of the system itself in the Wikipedia.

Halifax guys hung out in:

Early on, there was a desktop client available. In late 2008, upgraded and in March, 2009, the chat client stopped working.

Unverified: the early technology was IRC with a web (and client) front end.


ChatClient is a client for the chat system, with added features.

As of March 25, 2004 there were client versions for these systems: