Yahoo Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Captain Nemo, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Guest

    Not only do I not see the point of the interop with Yahoo Messenger, but the
    way it is done is very poor. One of my signin names on WLM was
    "", and that had worked for me for a long long time. I also
    used the same ID as my Yahoo Messenger ID. Guess what, now they are both
    confused! Of course, if I click on "send an email" on that WLM contact, I can
    be sure to see some stupid email address come up: myname(yahoo.com)@msn.com
    or similar. Very poor execution to say the least.
    And now my pet peeve - what for? For nothing! I literally know nobody using
    WLM who does not have Yahoo Messenger on as well. I do too, and it is
    certainly not that poor "interop" that's going to change that. I like my
    world like that.
    I use Yahoo to do video or voice with some of my friends, and in particular
    some on exotic platforms not supported by WLM. But I also use Yahoo because I
    like some of it. I do not see any value in the interop - zilch. I would see a
    ton of value in a great full featured WLM for more platforms...
     
    Captain Nemo, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Guest

    MacOS X is indeed an important one for family and friends.

    Implementation is a key issue of course - but frankly the entire purpose of
    the story escapes me...
     
    Captain Nemo, Nov 1, 2006
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  3. Hi,

    The OS X version (Messenger:Mac) is "supposed" (no guarantees, refunds, or
    exchanges) to be getting the video and/or voice support in the next major
    iteration. To be fair, the client is not badly on par with the Windows
    version now since personal status messages and custom emoticon support was
    added. The other non-Windows platforms supported (right now that's Mac and
    Windows Mobile) will always be behind though.

    I'm sure there's someone who makes use of it and appreciates being able to
    contact some of their Yahoo contacts.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Nov 1, 2006
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