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Xfire mention under 'usage' ?[edit]

Xfire is an unrelated service, this strikes me as an advertisement. I'm removing it (talk) 14:12, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Why is this tagged as "Lead too short"?[edit]

Considering the WHOLE article is short (~9 paragraphs), why is the LEAD too short? Pls discuss, or add whatever you feel a newbie needs, but this topic aint quite as complex or esoteric as genetic engineering or the modern international financial system & thus doesn't need an intro to be as long, IMNSHO (also the WP:LEAD guidelines agree: short article merits only a short intro).

P.S. No, I wasn't the one who created the "too short" intro, nor edited it until today.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:58, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Linux version[edit]

There is already a linux version available on the site, —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:47, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

No, there is not a Linux version available on the Ventrilo site. It is now February 2013, and the same message dated 2005 is still in place on the Ventrilo site, saying that a Linux version is not available and no future release date is known at this time. --FeralOink (talk) 04:58, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Unneccesary Links[edit]

I've removed this twice now, stating both times why it is being removed in comments, and yet you seem to ignore it. So here it comes even clearer: There is no point linking to the one website three times (, also, Wikipedia should not link to commercial websites only because they are "help pages" for the application itself, let the official website give support to its users. Xertoz (talk) 12:14, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

The Ventrilo website is linked to directly once, and only once. Thank you. --FeralOink (talk) 05:00, 26 February 2013 (UTC)


Someone should probably mention the hilarious harrassment going on on ventrilo. I might write that though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Nice advertisement for Ventrillo[edit]

This is a really nice advertisement for Ventrillo complete with links to their purchase page. Wouldn't a real article about the company discuss their company's history, or something more relevant, with a mention of the products -- and then linked to a main page on internet voice chat? Is wiki now just an advertising vehicle for companies like this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Good observation. I tried to do what you suggested. I found a minimal amount of information about Flagship Industries, the developer of Ventrilo. I found various copyright infringement lawsuits, a location for the company, and a lot of complaining, as well as much enthusiasm for Ventrilo. It is clearly used by many people, for a long time, but there is little written about it per se. I tried to update the article as well as I could. --FeralOink (talk) 05:04, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Radio Shows[edit]

I'd like to see some citation on the radio shows, it's easy to imagine general voice chat, as, if you ask me, it's more convenient than logging into an IRC, but I'd like to see a few radio shows that use it cited, as it seems neither practical nor common. Oakpack4 (talk) 00:11, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

No, there are no radio shows that use it, not as far as I could find. I checked rather exhaustively. In the Best Of The Web Review, it was said that Ventrilo could be used LIKE a radio call-in show, and that was erroneously extrapolated. I removed the part about the radio shows, as I could find no evidence of that at all.
However, I DID find a news story about Ventrilo being used for communications on a race track. That was an interesting alternative use. The reason that I didn't mention that in the article is because I can't find any documentation of that particular use case anywhere else beside the Ventrilo press releases, which reside on the Ventrilo website, and don't link to PR Newswire or anywhere else. That could be something that someone else might want to look into though. --FeralOink (talk) 05:09, 26 February 2013 (UTC)