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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 04:15 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 11:50 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/19/13 11:44 AM, Zachary wrote: I don't see any problem with AIM it still works as good as ever. MSN always felt clunky to me anyway and I haven't used it in years.
Yeah I never liked the feel of MSN and Skype feels messy to me when I open it and it tries to turn text in my browser into links to make Skypecalls, which is a huge turnoff. I was really pleased to receive a notice from Chrome that they disabled Skype's latest attempt to do that.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 04:28 PM Reply

It's a shame, i for one liked the user interface with windows live 2009 which i still used to this day seeing how it was the best of the messengers, now i do have skype but i don't like the user interface with it.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 04:36 PM Reply

I am surprised that it didn't die out sooner since I haven't heard of a single soul using it in the last five years. Ever since Microsoft bought out Skype it has been irrelevant. Not many people even use their computers to video call anymore.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 05:07 PM Reply

skype or steam

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 05:33 PM Reply

I've never used any instant messaging program. I have Skype on my computer, but I never use it. I don't have anyone to communicate with. Even if I did, I'd have this bandwidth cap bullshit restricting me.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 05:33 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 05:07 PM, BumFodder wrote: skype or steam

or NG

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 05:51 PM Reply

To whom said skype is a resource hog, you should upgrade your system if you're worried about it. Windows live has been dying for the past few years. Most people would rather just use facebook <-- lol. Plus with booms with smart phones texting is more popular. You know its bad when you see a 60 year old man texting and driving.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:18 PM Reply

I used to send letters to people, but that's not instant

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:32 PM Reply

I think it's time to re-install ICQ. Lets hope it still has that annoying "uh oh!" sound every time someone sends you a message. =)

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:37 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 06:32 PM, Nijsse wrote: I think it's time to re-install ICQ. Lets hope it still has that annoying "uh oh!" sound every time someone sends you a message. =)

Back to basics huh. Out of all IM services that've been made, it still has the best name!

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:37 PM Reply

I remember MSN being very hip around ten years ago. Everybody was always online all day long and I must've spend thousands of hours having (often lame) chat conversations with classmates, friends, family, etc.

Nowadays I couldn't care less about MSN though. I still got it installed on my laptop, but I always use Google chat if I really must speak with someone online.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:50 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 05:33 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/19/13 05:07 PM, BumFodder wrote: skype or steam
or NG

or phone

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:51 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 06:37 PM, Auz wrote: Nowadays I couldn't care less about MSN though. I still got it installed on my laptop, but I always use Google chat if I really must speak with someone online.

Strange that alternative hasn't been mentioned earlier. Haven't used that either in a while, but I liked the simplicity. Also the text emoticons that seemlessly transformed into rotating GIFs. :)

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 06:54 PM Reply

I never used MSN. When I was younger I thought it was some old people thing, and everyone I knew that had it was computer dumb so I associated it with stupid people.
I never knew what it did, I just knew only stupid people had it.
To this day I have never used it, now it seems I never will.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 07:02 PM Reply

I uninstalled MSN early this year when I knew it was gonna be scrapped and I started to use Skype and Google Talk more often.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 07:30 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 12:35 PM, Step wrote: I'm going to keep using MSN till its last day. I'll be using Skype when MSN's gone, but I sure am going to miss custom emoticons. Also Skype has this terrible habit of only being able to send an offline message to someone if you're still online when s/he signs back in.

That's true. I honestly feel like we should do something special for the death of MSN. 1995-2013 is pretty long for a piece of communicational software that, let's face it, a lot of people actually still want to use.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 19th, 2013 @ 07:57 PM Reply

I had some good times on MSN back in 04. I use Skype now and I'm fine with it.

I kinda wish people had more online etiquette though but I guess that's just me being idealistic. Ass holes acting like they don't see you're messages aggravates me more now than it used to back in the day.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

Yahoo master race.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 01:06 AM Reply

At 3/20/13 12:42 AM, Emma wrote: Yahoo master race.

Woo Yahoo!
I'd still use it if I still had anyone to talk to on there ._.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 02:05 AM Reply

I hate, seeing it go away. Skype is neat and all, but it's such a resource hog. It's not even funny anymore.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 03:19 AM Reply

At 3/20/13 02:05 AM, Pkmn2 wrote: I hate, seeing it go away. Skype is neat and all, but it's such a resource hog. It's not even funny anymore.

I've never had much problems with MSN, Yahoo, Or WLM/MSN, but as for sound - call quality, Skype is the best IMHO. I used to use AIM, but not a lot of people I know still use it. And all my friends at school used their cell-phones. Samsung Galaxy or iPhone whatever

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 04:10 AM Reply

That shit died years ago.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 05:23 AM Reply

I thought MSN/Windows Live Messenger died a couple of years ago. Ever since they made it all ugly and less customizable

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 05:25 AM Reply

At 3/19/13 05:33 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I've never used any instant messaging program. I have Skype on my computer, but I never use it. I don't have anyone to communicate with. Even if I did, I'd have this bandwidth cap bullshit restricting me.

Where do you live that you still have a bandwidth cap?


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 05:29 AM Reply

At 3/20/13 05:23 AM, PyroGreg wrote: I thought MSN/Windows Live Messenger died a couple of years ago. Ever since they made it all ugly and less customizable

That's kind of true. They also added a lot of stuff that made it easier for them to get information on you, and made logging in slower and such. This is why I stuck with the 2009 version and got Messenger Plus, which is a rather large addon that allows you to costumize things in a really neat way. I used it to have a second-by-second countdown to a certain event in my personal message, for example. (Albeit some tinkering with code was needed to make that happen properly.)


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 05:35 AM Reply

Haven't heard about MSN in years. I thought it died long ago.
Also, I see nothing wrong with skype. I log on, call or message my friend and that's that. Couldn't be easier.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 06:03 AM Reply

At 3/20/13 05:25 AM, Tribal wrote: Where do you live that you still have a bandwidth cap?

I live in a rural area. The closest city is 5 miles away and its population is around 3000.

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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 11:43 AM Reply

Skype is my main messenger atm. I use google chat if I want to have more than one webcam people.


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Response to So MSN is dying... Mar. 20th, 2013 @ 12:48 PM Reply

At 3/19/13 11:33 AM, TomFulp wrote: I'm still on AIM.

Aim is dead? holy crap.


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