Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:24 am

I've stopped using MSN since December last year. But knowing that many Ys members depend on MSN really worries me. We're gonna have to find a new medium to compensate this loss way or another.
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Martin-Dutchie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:03 pm

I'd suggest using Gtalk. It has besides instant messaging also got video- and audiocalling features. Since virtually every human connected to internet already has a google-account, why not use the heck out of it? I suggest installing the Gtalk client for Windows. You can easily add Gmail-addresses as Gtalk-contacts and keep in touch!

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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Turbofan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:20 pm

Sentinel182 wrote:Yes, you heard me right. Since just about every YS player I've ever IMed in the last five and a half years uses MSN as their IM client, I thought it might as well be worth posting here.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20222998

So, what IM service would you be migrating to next, fellow HQers?

I'm sure as hell not fucking using Skype, I can tell you that. Even though you can migrate all MSN contacts to it, it will always be a piece of shit
I've been using Skype for video talk for 3 years now and have had no problems with it. I used to do that on MSN and always had frequent video stream problems.

For chatting I find AOL Instant Messenger to do the job without any problems. It did have some bugs a few years back but they seem to have been fixed with recent versions.
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Nath » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:34 pm

I feel slightly sad, but I never really used MSN so I don't really care. I always used Skype.
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:42 pm

I didn't know you guys even have an account on skype! It's been 3 years now but I only have like 2-3 people I usually talk to.
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Maroon 5 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:06 am

Of course I will use Skype. In addition to Google Talk. I manage everything from http://www.imo.im

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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Shiny Rice » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:02 pm

Well, even though it isn't exactly an IM program, I'll use TS3. And is there really a HQ Gold account or is it just that you're an admin?
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Varren » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:32 pm

Rise and Shine wrote:Well, even though it isn't exactly an IM program, I'll use TS3. And is there really a HQ Gold account or is it just that you're an admin?

Yeah, there is a YSFHQ Gold Account. I have one myself, you pay £10 a Month, its pretty awesome. You have to be given a random URL to even buy a membership in the first place, go ask Ice or someone for a Gold Account URL.

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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Maroon 5 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:01 pm

is the gold account thing really true, or are you just trolling me? cause erict15 gave me a screencap of the board index from his account and i sure as hell didnt see any badass secret forums...
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Varren » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:45 pm

Maroon 5 wrote:is the gold account thing really true, or are you just trolling me? cause erict15 gave me a screencap of the board index from his account and i sure as hell didnt see any badass secret forums...
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Doomsday » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Maroon 5 wrote:is the gold account thing really true, or are you just trolling me? cause erict15 gave me a screencap of the board index from his account and i sure as hell didnt see any badass secret forums...
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Maroon 5 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:54 pm

Well... looks believable... but I'm still skeptical. Why isn't it publicized to generate more income? How come only admins and mods (except Varren) have access?

and why do we even need MSN? What's the purpose of emails, PM's, DrupalChat, and minichat?
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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by Varren » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:12 am

Maroon 5 wrote:Well... looks believable... but I'm still skeptical. Why isn't it publicized to generate more income? How come only admins and mods (except Varren) have access?

and why do we even need MSN? What's the purpose of emails, PM's, DrupalChat, and minichat?

Its a gift for proven members of the community. We don't want to make HQ into a money wh***** website. Although this does account for a large amount of HQ income, yet we do not get paid one dime ;)

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Re: Windows Live Messenger to close in March 2013

Post by SvenPhantom » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:20 pm

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This pretty good for chatting but no emoticons sadly.
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