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#16 LaP

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:23

I don't really care as i'm not using WLM anymore.

Why i'm not using it anymore ? Cause nobody i know use it anymore.

A friend wants to talk to me. It's either via Skype or facebook.

WLM as far as i'm concerned is a dying horse.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:23

Do you not understand english? The skype client doesn't support MSN group chats which is something me and my friends use very often.

and you can't transfer over? what's so special about MSN's version?

#18 Xilo

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:26

and you can't transfer over? what's so special about MSN's version?

Because we all have several people on our contacts still using MSN?

#19 keysteele

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:27

Can't stand the mess this fusion is. :sleep2:

I will hold back as long as possible to be sure to get the most tested and fixed migration experience possible.

We're losing MANY features with this transition. Ridiculous move.
If only they had given Skype more features before doing this. :sleep:


They are?
Yaaaay, we're traveling back in time in terms of features.
Monetize everything! :pirate:

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Yea I did i with a friend yesterday and it had to get activated and told me it's a I think 7 day trial period :crazy:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:28

Because we all have several people on our contacts still using MSN?

MS has already solved that problem, you just sign into skype with your microsoft account and it combines your accounts

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:29

I still use WLM, don't foresee moving to Skype unless I am forced to. I still think of Skype as a call/video chat app.. I have never really used it for standard text chat.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:29

Yea I did i with a friend yesterday and it had to get activated and told me it's a I think 7 day trial period :crazy:

i think the whole having to pay to share desktops changed shortly before MS bought skype though
i know it's been like that for quite awhile now

#23 Xilo

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:33

MS has already solved that problem, you just sign into skype with your microsoft account and it combines your accounts

And we are back to the original argument. They aren't combined. You're just signed onto 2 different accounts with the same program. The WLM and Skype are separate for now and there's things you can't do with your WLM contacts in the skype client (like group chats with WLM contacts).

#24 keysteele

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:39

i think the whole having to pay to share desktops changed shortly before MS bought skype though
i know it's been like that for quite awhile now


Ok, I haven't shared a screen since they bought it...still sucks

#25 Arpit

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:41

any of you guys having issues with skype where the messages get delayed? like i'd be talking to my friend and i wouldn't get her message for minutes, sometimes hours later. it's really annoying.

#26 Glassed Silver

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:41

i think the whole having to pay to share desktops changed shortly before MS bought skype though
i know it's been like that for quite awhile now

Well, I was still able to share screens without paying in April of 2012... :s

any of you guys having issues with skype where the messages get delayed? like i'd be talking to my friend and i wouldn't get her message for minutes, sometimes hours later. it's really annoying.

That happens a lot.
Skype is totally unreliable for text messaging, all it's got is syncing messages between devices and computers.
That's the only thing that's cool in my eyes. Apart from that I actually hate messaging in Skype.

It's even more annoying considering that messages get pushed to your device even though you're actively chatting on your computer so it goes "bing!!" and "brrr" all the time... Oh the joy...

It's even more annoying when your own messages get pushed in that way to your phone. And the push notification will say it's from the other person you're chatting with.
Open the app and you see the convo totally intact.

I'm telling you, Skype is so awful for text based conversations it's not even funny.
And it lacks so many features I cannot start to comprehend why Microsoft is rushing the merging so much... Oh yeah, they don't care about users who need fine control anymore on a broad scale...
bleh...

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#27 Arpit

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:51

Well, I was still able to share screens without paying in April of 2012... :s


That happens a lot.
Skype is totally unreliable for text messaging, all it's got is syncing messages between devices and computers.
That's the only thing that's cool in my eyes. Apart from that I actually hate messaging in Skype.

It's even more annoying considering that messages get pushed to your device even though you're actively chatting on your computer so it goes "bing!!" and "brrr" all the time... Oh the joy...

It's even more annoying when your own messages get pushed in that way to your phone. And the push notification will say it's from the other person you're chatting with.
Open the app and you see the convo totally intact.

I'm telling you, Skype is so awful for text based conversations it's not even funny.
And it lacks so many features I cannot start to comprehend why Microsoft is rushing the merging so much... Oh yeah, they don't care about users who need fine control anymore on a broad scale...
bleh...

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and breathe....

#28 Glassed Silver

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:53

and breathe....

:laugh:

Sorry, I just get annoyed by bad software.

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#29 Raa

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:54

I agree, heck i'm still on WLM 2009... Going to be a lot of unhappy people in March :(

#30 ashpowell

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 22:07

You can have 1 window for all conversations, and you can hide the display picture.

Although saying that, I did used to prefer WLM, but my work colleagues all used skype so I had to switch.



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