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The going home from school an "We'll talk on MSN". Spending the rest of the day on there until deep in the night. Teenage drama, talking behind people's back in group chats, passive aggressive blocks, spamming sign-in notifications, making friends around the world. As snapchat may be for some of the current youth, MSN shaped my teenage years.
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.

This post was edited on 10-18-2016 at 05:36 PM by andrey.
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10-18-2016 05:16 PM
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I miss the entire era that came with it sometimes. Not specifically the software, but that is what connected it all...

https://www.facebook.com/officialmsnmemories/ nails it.

The going home from school an "We'll talk on MSN". Spending the rest of the day on there until deep in the night. Teenage drama, talking behind people's back in group chats, passive aggressive blocks, spamming sign-in notifications, making friends around the world. As snapchat may be for some of the current youth, MSN shaped my teenage years. I'm in my 30s now, times are different. But I have a lot of fine memories around it, which is also why I wanted to keep the forum archive around.

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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 :o! 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.

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10-18-2016 05:40 PM
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Yeah, in the past everything was better, even the nostalgia ;)
I too loved MSN Messenger and everything that followed it, but seeing as we are all part of this site, we might havne a bit biased demographic.
The last time I thought back was when I got the new emoji in WhatsApp, stupid ugly emoji. Emoticons are a better set of pictures to use than all the unicode stuff we have now...
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10-18-2016 08:46 PM
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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.
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Heh, nowadays it is a scam and malware :P

However, I've found an old installer on archive.org
10-19-2016 08:03 AM
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I don't want to be forgotten
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10-19-2016 10:02 AM
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Heh, nowadays it is a scam and malware :P

However, I've found an old installer on archive.org

Fairly certain I have a folder of Alphas, Betas and Releases on my External HD.
10-21-2016 01:20 AM
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Fairly certain I have a folder of Alphas, Betas and Releases on my External HD.

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10-21-2016 08:13 AM
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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.

But hell yeah! I don't chat online that much anymore. I'm now a married guy --- for over two and half years!

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11-22-2016 04:19 AM
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Congrats sir!
11-22-2016 02:10 PM
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