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the old days... by kaiconan on 09-16-2016 at 10:04 PM
Really miss the old days about the Messenger Plus! live, however, time goes as fast as what we think.
RE: the old days... by Menthix on 09-17-2016 at 05:28 PM
I miss the entire era that came with it sometimes. Not specifically the software, but that is what connected it all...
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 09-22-2016 at 05:11 PM
Seconded. I learned programming (well, scripting) using MP!L.
RE: the old days... by ahmetgns on 09-27-2016 at 03:20 PM
Thired. Last week I installed Skype and then MP! for Skype and realized that some of the Plus! features are available after you purchase a licence, $9,95.
RE: the old days... by Menthix on 09-27-2016 at 05:28 PM
quote:Seems the put out new Plus! for Skype versions until at least somewhere last year. But no idea if it it still functions on current Skype. As far as it was ever functional. Whichever parent company currently owns it probably keeps the servers running for some change money.
quote:Hah! Guess it still "functions"then.
quote:Not sure, I think it should.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 09-29-2016 at 04:53 PM
That's ridiculous :\
So, this scam brings in enough money to keep the servers on apparently?
Can confirm: not didn't get any email notification of this. Do you see any chance to get them to work? Or would that be too much effort for almost nobody?
(edit: damn formatting, I've grown used to reddit )
RE: the old days... by Menthix on 09-29-2016 at 05:58 PM
quote:Less users if less server cost. Hell, they could be running it on a VPS for all I know. Mess.be is still around too, hosting is cheap.
quote:I'll make a mental not to maybe look into it someday when the planets align and stuff
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 09-30-2016 at 01:33 PM
Lol, I got the hint
Speaking of cheap hosting, I recently-ish found that http://msnpiki.msnfanatic.com/ is down
RE: the old days... by kenichi on 10-07-2016 at 11:47 PM
mhm.. sucks how time flys and everything disappears
RE: the old days... by Dane on 10-16-2016 at 04:11 AM
But http://www.mess.be is still "up".
RE: the old days... by andrey on 10-18-2016 at 05:16 PM
quote:So so true. Dat nostalgia.
And here we are 10 years later, still waiting for custom emoticons in WhatsApp. Now we're stuck with emojis which can't convey half the emotions we could with MSN's emoticons.
MSN felt so much more "real". You had to put effort into it and sit down at your PC to chat - it felt like others were actually spending the afternoon with you, occasionally camming or playing a game. WhatsApp is casual, everyone is on the go or pretending to be, not replying to a conversation doesn't mean anything anymore. No excitement over a sign-in notification anymore. Status messages, profile pictures, now playing were all prominent, meaningful and more part of the conversation.
RE: the old days... by Tochjo on 10-18-2016 at 05:40 PM
It's like yesterday that I spent entire evenings behind the computer, talking to people on MSN Messenger. Even replying to a thread on this forum brings back memories of those days. Indeed, nostalgia probably describes the feeling best, andrey. It makes me somewhat sad to realise those times are never coming back.
Of course, I've had great new times as well since then, being grown up and all. I can now actually afford to pay for stuff like software ! I've been a high school teacher for over five years now, years in which I've realised how much has changed in the past fifteen years. As the Facebook page Menthix' links to above shows, kids today have completely different lives. In turn, our lives were far different than those of kids fifteen years before. And I'm sure things will be completely different again fifteen years from now.
So, who knows whatever happened to ?
RE: the old days... by foaly on 10-18-2016 at 08:46 PM
Yeah, in the past everything was better, even the nostalgia
RE: the old days... by blessedguy on 10-18-2016 at 10:50 PM
In the old days, Plus! was a nice piece of sotware a lot of people accused of being a scam or malware. Things did change a bit.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 10-19-2016 at 08:03 AM
Heh, nowadays it is a scam and malware
RE: the old days... by prashker on 10-19-2016 at 10:02 AM
I don't want to be forgotten
RE: the old days... by Dane on 10-21-2016 at 01:20 AM
Fairly certain I have a folder of Alphas, Betas and Releases on my External HD.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 10-21-2016 at 08:13 AM
RE: the old days... by Mnjul on 11-22-2016 at 04:19 AM
Not until I read this thread do I know mess.be is still up... Anyway I think my chatting is split among LINE, Skype, and Facebook Messenger nowadays. Even though I kinda hate using Facebook but there *are* people who only have presence there.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 11-22-2016 at 02:10 PM
RE: the old days... by Tochjo on 12-05-2016 at 07:28 PM
RE: the old days... by Chrono on 12-09-2016 at 07:39 PM
RE: the old days... by Dane on 01-06-2017 at 02:23 AM
Congratulations on the marriage!!
RE: the old days... by Wabz on 01-25-2017 at 05:09 PM
Certainly been a while since I ever posted on msgplus. Was fantastic a lot of my computing knowledge and ideas came from this site and the IRC channel and I still remember
RE: the old days... by kaiconan on 01-28-2017 at 07:07 AM
Congratulations on the marriage too!!
RE: the old days... by Kenji on 02-26-2017 at 08:32 PM
I miss this place tons. the period. the people. everything about it was great...
RE: the old days... by otto888 on 04-20-2017 at 04:02 AM
Oh wow. I was young when this place was still active. I still have great memories of those times, both on and off the forums.
RE: the old days... by Supersonicdarky on 05-07-2017 at 05:08 AM
Popping in to say hi! Been nearly a decade since I last posted, how quickly time flies. I remember being an active member here but slowly ceased activity after I switched to linux and had no use for plus anymore.
RE: the old days... by mynetx on 05-11-2017 at 02:19 PM
Lots of stuff disappeared since these times – but the people behind, even if we’re having different lives these days – are still the same.
RE: RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 05-11-2017 at 02:55 PM
Hey mynetx! Long time no see
Just a small project that I'm (getting) involved in: https://www.reddit.com/r/msnmessenger/comments/65...rivate_msn_server/
RE: RE: the old days... by Patchou on 05-11-2017 at 03:46 PM
quote:Same here! My heart skipped a beat when I opened this page, everything still looks like it was so many years ago. Even my old Azumanga avatar/signature are there .
Imagine that: it's been 15+ years since the first version of Messenger Plus!, even more than that for Messenger itself. Still, I keep on seeing people getting excited on Facebook about new custom emoticon features... you'll see, one day they'll add sounds and it will be a grand new era of communication!
I hope you're all doing well. If you need anything, never hesitate to contact me. It's been a while but I still remember each and everyone of you, your bug reports, our long forum discussions at night, pages of text exchanged with Cookie and Menthix about anything and everything, wondering if WDZ was even a real person... time flies.
So, congrats on all of you who got married, had kids, found a job, started a new life, etc... if you travel near Montreal some day, text me and we'll drink to the good ol' days
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 05-11-2017 at 03:56 PM
The man himself has returned! How are you doing? What kind of stuff do you work on nowadays?
RE: the old days... by Patchou on 05-14-2017 at 06:09 PM
well, I'm taking care of two adorable little girls and I'm living north of Montreal, surrounded by trees, a wonderful wife, a barking dog and an old senile cat. I mostly do consulting jobs now, I'm even on TV in news/documentary programs from time to time! yes, the media is that desperate.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 05-15-2017 at 11:24 AM
You're a dad now? Nice out of curiosity: does the cat cause doggo to bark?
RE: the old days... by Patchou on 05-15-2017 at 03:17 PM
one 6 years old and one who's almost 5 . And no, the dog just loves to bark at anything that moves in the garden.
RE: the old days... by SmokingCookie on 05-16-2017 at 01:22 PM
Ah yes, I know random barking at anything doggo sees (or thinks he sees) or for no reason at all what kind of dog is it?
RE: the old days... by Mnjul on 05-16-2017 at 02:56 PM
Wow --- I'm not in that pic! Probably was spending too long time deciding which style of characters I should be using (and missed the deadline somehow).
RE: the old days... by Patchou on 05-19-2017 at 03:26 AM
don't worry Mnjul, you're still in my mind anyway, just like every other pillar of the product
RE: the old days... by Supersonicdarky on 05-22-2017 at 02:49 PM
Heh, my name was so aesthetically pleasing back then.
RE: the old days... by Chrono on 09-26-2017 at 02:04 AM
* Chrono slaps patchou around a bit with a large trout.
RE: the old days... by Mnjul on 10-09-2017 at 06:42 AM
* Mnjul slaps Chrono around a bit with a large trout.
RE: the old days... by Joa on 03-12-2018 at 01:30 AM
* Joa slaps everybody around a bit with a large trout.
RE: the old days... by prashker on 04-09-2018 at 03:25 AM
spamming outside of T&T, that's my job
RE: the old days... by mezzanine on 04-14-2018 at 07:51 PM
* mezzanine slaps prashker around a bit with a large trout.
RE: the old days... by Hun_Norberto on 05-22-2018 at 11:19 PM
Oh hey, just rediscovered this forum after 5 years... I remember wanting to remake WLM and actually, I got fairly far (made a program with the same layout in C# that had encrypted storage and mostly peer-to-peer communication), but it was a mess. I kinda want to do it again now that I know much more.
RE: the old days... by traxor on 06-02-2018 at 02:45 AM
Your best bet is to just use emoji. They’re unicode.
RE: RE: the old days... by x2zen on 04-07-2019 at 10:18 PM
quote:I wholeheartedly agree with this.
RE: the old days... by felipEx on 04-14-2019 at 10:46 PM
RE: the old days... by Mnjul on 04-15-2019 at 12:33 AM
* Mnjul slaps everyone around a bit with a large trout.
RE: the old days... by Chrono on 04-20-2019 at 04:27 PM
* Chrono slaps Mnjul around a bit with a large trout.