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King_Ghidra
17-02-2005, 14:49:27
cool!

i can use the handwriting tool to send obscene drawings to my cowies!

King_Ghidra
17-02-2005, 14:55:31
not obscene, but...

Funkodrom
17-02-2005, 15:01:57
:lol:

Asher
18-02-2005, 04:47:05
The final version of MSN supports new stuff.

Like custom status messages.

It can show what song you're currently listening to below your name, for instance.

King_Ghidra
18-02-2005, 09:14:43
ooh! sexy

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 09:16:12
'cause someone really cares what song I'm listening to.

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 09:33:17
Slightly different reactions to the same news. :lol:

King_Ghidra
18-02-2005, 09:53:27
i'm so superficial :o

Gary
18-02-2005, 10:02:09
Well maybe it's something to do with me not knowing much about this thing, but I downloaded it and it doesn't seem that spiffy to me.

In any case I didn't see any freehand stuff (how'd you get that ? Or is it just photoshop fun on your part ? Not that I have a use for it) but I do see a load of unwanted tabs down the left hand side that takes me to places I have no interest in going. Why the hell should I want to pay for some cartoon avatar if they can't provide a selection for free ? And what's all this crap about paying for a set of different "smilies" ?

And is it my imagination but didn't previous versions allow, when someone had send me a link, just clicking on it to open up an IE window and go there ? The link I found I'd been sent overnight needed me to copy and paste it in the address window. :( (http://www.huhcorp.com/ BTW)

No maybe I've not played with it enough but it seems the usual failure to stick to the point, and add loads of irrelevant stuff so far.

Gary
18-02-2005, 10:04:06
Now I think of it, this sort of problem was why I didn't upgrade the downstairs PC last time, after I'd tried the new version on the upstairs PC.

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 10:12:26
"the usual failure to stick to the point, and add loads of irrelevant stuff so far."

It is made by Microsoft.

King_Ghidra
18-02-2005, 10:53:00
Originally posted by Gary


In any case I didn't see any freehand stuff.

when you start a conversation there is a little tab at the bottom of the screen called 'handwrite'

also you can now send a 'nudge' which causes the MSN screen to shake on the machines of all conversants, handy for waking up tardy people

also it automatically pops up the last few lines of your conversation history with that person, which can be handy occasionally

we use msn a lot for work here, for people who are off site, working from home etc. i'm a big fan.

Gary
18-02-2005, 11:31:55
Ah ha ! I must try to be in the same room next time someone sends me something then ;)

Cheers

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 12:01:35
I'm a big fan of instant messengers but MSN has a load of features I never use and not some really basic useful features the main one being an invisible/visible list.

Asher
18-02-2005, 18:09:03
Only elitist twats use the invisible lists in ICQ.

zmama
18-02-2005, 18:13:27
Like me

Christoph
19-02-2005, 14:43:57
I think the pen tool is fun for sharrades for example. You can have fights with it, like i drew someone dieing and me killing them. The final version should be a bit of a laugh if they can see what music i'm listening to :p

Custom status the proper ones? or the crappy ones like on messenger+? My perma status: AFK (FAP)

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 09:58:53
Originally posted by Asher
Only elitist twats use the invisible lists in ICQ.

Why be such a cock all the time? It is possible to just discuss things normally.

Invisible list is SO useful.

There are some people I'll always talk to even if I'm not really feeling chatty and sometimes I'm happy to talk to anyone 'cause I'm bored.

At work you might always be visible to your team or your boss or whatever but only occasionally visible to the whole company.

I think it's a really basic fundamental feature of an IM client - like a spell check in a word processor. You might not use it but it should still be about 10000 places higher up your potential features for an instant messenger than being able to stream what song you are listening to under your message.

Basically, M$ messenger not having it makes it shit, despite it being in many ways miles better than ICQ.

Asher
22-02-2005, 01:38:30
Only elitist twats use the word "cock" as an insult. Twat.

Asher
22-02-2005, 01:39:10
If you only want to talk to certain people, go into Away mode and message only people you want. Ditto for DND mode.

Funkodrom
22-02-2005, 08:58:37
How do people you allow messages from know you are there if you are away? Bumface.

Asher
22-02-2005, 14:46:20
Because you've messaged them.

Funkodrom
22-02-2005, 15:08:41
I am busy and don't know they need to talk to me.

They are also on away but willing to talk to me.

Really, you have no argument. Invisible/visible list is really useful and you can't recreate it.

Asher
22-02-2005, 15:44:53
My argument is that the people who say some people can see if they're online but others can't are elitist twats.

If you don't want to talk to someone, put them on your block list (right click -> block), they can't see your online status.

What's the point of putting all these losers on your list if you won't talk to them.

zmama
22-02-2005, 15:49:00
It's much like being invisible on a message board

Tizzy
22-02-2005, 15:50:59
Originally posted by Asher
My argument is that the people who say some people can see if they're online but others can't are elitist twats.

If you don't want to talk to someone, put them on your block list (right click -> block), they can't see your online status.

What's the point of putting all these losers on your list if you won't talk to them.

The point is that you don't want to talk to certain people right now. So it's easier if you appear to be not there instead of having to either ignore the messages when they pop up or having to reply saying "sod off"

Asher
22-02-2005, 16:34:19
Then how is this different from blocking them, so you appear offline to them?

Funkodrom
22-02-2005, 16:44:03
Because (unless there's a feature I don't know about) you can't quickly change from blocking all the people you've blocked to unblocking them and back again in a click or two.

(for everyone not a click or two each)

Asher
22-02-2005, 17:52:41
I thought you were talking about the invisible list, not the invisible status.

fp
22-02-2005, 18:03:14
Asher knows everything there is to know about being an elitist twat, so there's no point in arguing with him on that point.

Asher
22-02-2005, 18:38:42
And even I don't use an invisible list. Even on ICQ.

Oerdin
22-02-2005, 18:42:16
It sounds like you've been spurned by someone who kept himself invisible to you. ;)

Asher
22-02-2005, 19:22:02
When I had ICQ (the client), I used a hack to see who had me on their invisible list.

Such people went on my ignore list.

zmama
22-02-2005, 19:46:43
Good call Oerdin

Asher
22-02-2005, 20:12:54
Eitist twats! All of you!

Venom
22-02-2005, 20:47:49
Bumface. :lol:

I don't use ICQ anymore. Too much spam.

Koshko
23-02-2005, 06:40:02
I haven't used ICQ in like 4-5 years. I don't have the newest version on MSN. I just use an older version or fire up Trillian.