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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
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So much oldies in here :)

Posting in "MSN/Windows (Live) Messenger ", we went through quite a few changes. But this time it really is the end of an era :(. Messenger users have gone down for quite a while, forums posts were already near extinct, and I haven't used Microsoft's client for some time. By all means Messenger was already dying, but Microsoft pulling the plug makes it official.

So much happened through good old MSN. From all the late night IM conversations with people I already knew, to getting into customizing the client, discovering Plus!, Mess.be, MSN Fanatic, and the people behind it. Got to know a lot of new people along the way and happy to still be in contact with some of them outside of the Messenger-related world. And also still refusing to let the shoutbox die.

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It was a fun ride while it lasted :cry:
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I wish Patchou would come by and say a last goodbye :)
11-11-2012 10:09 AM
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
from what i read they are migrating skype to the live system, not the other way around.

worrying decision :/


hoping for the return of the most usefull feature ever, which is the flashing scroll lock led notification script.
i dont know if it will ever return but that would be the icing on my cake, i want to rig it up to some case lights etc etc ><

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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
I wish features like custom emoticons will at least get integrated to the new Skype.
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
im kinda confused about hwere thaey are going with this.

loads of people talking about messenger being replaced by skype.
but on the skype website it ststes that skype is being transfered to the live system :s

why the hell,,skype works, and well.
messenger has never worked well since it changed to live.

another bad decision by MS?
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
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im kinda confused about hwere thaey are going with this.

loads of people talking about messenger being replaced by skype.
but on the skype website it ststes that skype is being transfered to the live system :s
From what I understand those "loads of people" are correct: WLM is going to be replaced by Skype.

One more proof of that is that MS had already announced that the development of WLM will stop in the first quarter of 2013, except for the Chinese version.

What is stated/meant on the Skype Website is that the Skype protocol and WLM protocol are going to be merged (kind-of).

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why the hell,,skype works, and well.
messenger has never worked well since it changed to live.

another bad decision by MS?
That's stretching it a bit too far imho. For example, since WLM went "Live" it has worked far better for me on various systems than before it went "Live".

Dunno if it is a bad decision either. The usergroup of WLM is rapidly decreasing (in favor of facebook, and other similar stuff). So integrating it into another existing and succesfull social media type (which is still growing by 40% each year) is maybe a very good decision if you take in account the massive amount of costs to maintain a totally seperate product trying to beat the opposition. Skype also has a payable business part. WLM has nothing of that kind, so its (scares) revenue must come from ads etc... (though, Skype has ads too and will probably have more ads in the futur).

But that said, Microsoft owns Skype since 2011. So from that point of view it would even be stupid not to merge the two very similar products.

How it is going to be merged and what you'll be able to do with it and if it will work properly is a whole other ballgame. lol...

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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
Letís face it, Cyril made a fantastic decision to sell Messenger Plus! to Yuna Software when he did. I think he could see that the number of users was declining and decided to pull out at the right time.

With the rise of iMessage, G!Talk, Twitter, Facebook and Skype itís making Windows Live Messenger and Messenger Plus! all but redundant. The novelty of making your username have a colour doesnít exist and is just downright irritating.

I think itíd be daft of Yuna Software to continue to develop the application much longer Ė it doesnít seem viable. Theyíll run it into the ground and end up with nothing unless they close up shop and start working on a new product. Letís face it, who are they competing with now?

Donít get me wrong Iím really sad to see what is happened / happening. This forum was a huge part of my life for the best part of 5 years and without it I wouldnít be where I am today so Iím really sad to be saying all of this, but itís time for everyone to just call it quits and move on isnít it?
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
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itís time for everyone to just call it quits and move on isnít it?
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
Well, I'm certainly late to the party...

I haven't personally been active here for way more than a year, but even then I wasn't planning to rid myself of my Messenger account - even though that has died out for me.

Now my accounts are merged and in a sense, I guess Messenger will always live on. Both in the best logs I've even gotten out of an IM service... thanks to Plus!, and as the few contacts still alive on Messenger that has been merged into Skype.

I'll always have fond memories of this forum - this community - and I'm forever glad that even though the Messenger Plus! IRC changed name (which is quite logical), the people and the community is always going to somehow "be there".
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