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Post by smithy_dll » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:31 am

The field should really be called Windows Live ID, if we are going to semantics here.

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Post by Stallyon » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:55 am

I have the beta, and I still call it MSN.

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Post by karlsemple » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:56 am

Stallyon wrote: I have the beta, and I still call it MSN.
BETA? you can get the full thing from the msn website now.....although can we keep this on the phpbb3 topic line :) as we are straying (i know my fault as much as anyone elses)
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Post by Stallyon » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:09 am

Sorry I had the Beta. And yes... Funny enough I have the phpBB Beta too!

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Post by Toho_NL » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:18 am

Ok, I understand it... Couldn't it than be called MSNM / WLM? In this way both is covered and it is also 'future-ready'. WLM is for Windows XP now (and will also be included in Windows Vista??) and MSN Messenger is for lower than XP. It doesn't make sense to make two fields (since it is about the same program), so I think a combination would be better. In this way it is clear for everyone what is meant ánd new users of WLM (who don't 'know' the name MSN) also know what is meant.

Personally I think this is the best solution to get 'everybody' satisfied. DO you guys agree?

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Post by dhn » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:49 am

We'll see. For now the developers have more important stuff to fix before they get down to the tiny things. And don't forget that you can always edit your own language variables through the ACP. ;)

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Post by Toho_NL » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:45 am

Yes, you are right... They have more important things to do now. I fully understand that :). We'll see what future brings us ;).

Best regards and thanks for your reply,

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Post by Headgalah » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:51 am

karlsemple wrote:
Headgalah wrote:The new Windows Live Messenger is just Microsofts way of trying to get people to reinstall the previous version of Windows Messenger which came out with XP and 90% of the population removed because it was nothing more than an annoying pop up advertising window for MS.


OMG thats the first thing you have said on these forums which makes sense and i agree with


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Everything I have said on this forum makes sense.

And your on the development team ???

No wonder there are so many problems :D

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Post by Lastof » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:05 am

Headgalah wrote: And your on the development team ???


No, he isn't. He is on the support team. Completely different thing.
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Post by Stallyon » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:08 am

Headgalah wrote: Everything I have said on this forum makes sense.

According to who? :lol:
Headgalah wrote: And your on the development team ???

No, he is on the support team.
Headgalah wrote: No wonder there are so many problems :D

Problems with what?

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Post by smithy_dll » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:09 am

Headgalah wrote: Everything I have said on this forum makes sense.


Actually no, not even that made sense, it was full of FUD.

Now please, back on topic.

Please in future take the time to be informed of your surroundings.

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Post by beatme101 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:26 pm

tiger_man wrote: Yes it still does. Anybody lower than XP will still use MSN 7.0 or 7.5 (which one I can't remember)

Don't believe me?? try going to the messenger website and see what happens :wink:


I will always be using Messenger 6.2 until the .Net Messenger service forces me to upgrade by refusing all connections from 6.2 clients. At that point, my instant messenger (which sucks at the moment) will replace it for me and most of the people on my contacts list. Why? Because there is way too many bugs in all of the newer versions of MSN Messenger (and Windows Live Messenger).

-Windows 2000 Professional user. I would also never upgrade from this until the last minute (though in this case I am not making my own operating system..).

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Post by havocovah » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:41 pm

cheater512 wrote: The new name wont get adopted IMHO. MSN is already a verb, "I'll MSN you."
Keep it the way it is.

"I will Windows Live you" doesnt have the same ring to it. :wink:


People insist on calling them "Crescent Wrenches", even if they aren't made by the Crescent Tool Company.

People insist on calling them "Sea-Doos" and "Ski-Doos", even if they aren't made by the Ski-Doo Company.

I suspect people will call it MSN for the rest of time.

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Post by beatme101 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:46 pm

havocovah wrote: People insist on calling them "Crescent Wrenches", even if they aren't made by the Crescent Tool Company.

People insist on calling them "Sea-Doos" and "Ski-Doos", even if they aren't made by the Ski-Doo Company.

I suspect people will call it MSN for the rest of time.


Indeed. A more familiar every-day example would be Kleenex.

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Post by Stallyon » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:17 pm

beatme101 wrote:
havocovah wrote:People insist on calling them "Crescent Wrenches", even if they aren't made by the Crescent Tool Company.

People insist on calling them "Sea-Doos" and "Ski-Doos", even if they aren't made by the Ski-Doo Company.

I suspect people will call it MSN for the rest of time.


Indeed. A more familiar every-day example would be Kleenex.

That's mostly a North-Americanism. We call them "tissues" here.

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