The box would be nice again...I go in there every now and then and it's either empty, or someone leaves right when I sign in...I've been in the IRC a good deal now lately though...And it's usually somewhat active
The only reason I don't go in anymore is because flashchat lags my computer. I only really went in if there were people there who I wanted to talk to. I'm not going to go in to hope someone comes in, while dealing with a slow computer.
yeah, mIRC doesn't run on macintosh. i have a mac and i find that chatzilla works best for me (it just runs as a firefox add-on). other people are into xchat, and i've heard of people using opera, which apparently has built-in IRC compatibility. there are others too (ircle, colloquy, conversation) but those are the main clients for OSX.