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O.P. Sad  Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
When you install plus you see an option to record your chats to HTML files. Like this:
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A lot of users just skip past these steps and don't even know that there conversations are recorded and available to anyone on the computer.

Part-time, I fix PC's and a lot of people ask how to disable pop-ups through Plus! and stop all the files 'with da msn chats init, cuz peepz r readin em'.

Yeah, people should use common sense and look at options etc, but wouldn't it make more sense if this option was unchecked by default?

Anyone actually agree?

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04-06-2010 09:03 PM
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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Originally posted by Chrissy
When you install plus you see an option to record your chats to HTML files. Like this:
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A lot of users just skip past these steps and don't even know that there conversations are recorded and available to anyone on the computer.

Part-time, I fix PC's and a lot of people ask how to disable pop-ups through Plus! and stop all the files 'with da msn chats init, cuz peepz r readin em'.

Yeah, people should use common sense and look at options etc, but wouldn't it make more sense if this option was unchecked by default?

Anyone actually agree?

I don't think it should. They are one of the main features people use plus for. You'd only get more people saying "Yo, dood! ma msn aint keepin no logs or nuffin!".
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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You'd only get more people saying "Yo, dood! ma msn aint keepin no logs or nuffin!".
On the other hand now, like Krissy says you have people saying "why are all my private conversations logged, I didn't enable this". I see this on the Dutch forum more than here. Commonly it's people who disable native WLM logs and wonder why new (Plus!) logs are still being created. Or people who wonder why a relative or friend with access to their system somehow read their conversations.


While we're discussing unchecking options by default: the same thing has been suggested for messenger locking multiple times.
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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While we're discussing unchecking options by default: the same thing has been suggested for messenger locking multiple times.

Indeed.....I've seconded this before and so I'll second it again.  It's one of the most common problems, people having locked messenger without realising it.

By contrast I've rarely seen anyone here complaining that their chats are being logged...
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
I agree with unchecking both by default.

Firstly, chat logging of WLM is off by default (but of course a window comes up the first time you close a window asking if you would like to log), and by the tone that WLM suggests Chat Logging, I would say we shouldn't chat log by default either.

Locking is just a pure annoying since people looking for that feature would most likely know how to restore, but not vice-versa.
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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I agree with unchecking both by default.
Seconded...

For the same reasons people have suggested it a long time before, and repeated again here.
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O.P. RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
Even if it's left on by default maybe Plus! asks for a password once have clicked 'Next'.
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
What has a password todo with this?
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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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What has a password todo with this?
To enable encryption on the chat logs.

Problem with this scenario is people won't know the password they are setting is so open said logs...

Plain and simple, I hope no one takes offense to this, most people are stupid and it is just: Next, Next, I Agree, Next, Next, Finish without reading anything...

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RE: Deafult Checked Option 'Record my conversations in HTML format' should be changed
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Plain and simple, I hope no one takes offense to this, most people are stupid and it is just: Next, Next, I Agree, Next, Next, Finish without reading anything...

Exactly what I do, but only because I think I already know what it says... The last couple of pages I've never fully looked at, because I don't use those features
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