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Internet News   Internet News : Microsoft to close chatrooms
   posted by L8-X on 24-Sep-2003 9:13:42 (2184 reads)
From the news article....

"As part of an overall effort by MSN and Microsoft to provide consumers with a safer, more secure and positive overall online experience, MSN has decided to no longer offer MSN Chat in this market beginning October 14 2003."


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Re: Microsoft to close chatrooms
Posted on 24-Sep-2003 10:49:22
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I don't know how I'm going to cope without this service provided by Microsoft, I mean I really love their products and every peice of software I run was written by Microsoft, this 3rd party software just isn't up to the job, Microsoft software is the most stable on the planet, It's vey fast and by far the safest to use.

 
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@AmigaOneProductions:
Forgot the ?

Can't remeber that I ever was in a MSN-forum...


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Re: Microsoft to close chatrooms
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Microsoft could Quote:
provide consumers with a safer, more secure and positive overall online experience
by dropping all of their product line and withdrawing from the market completely, but how likely is that to happen?


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Re: Microsoft to close chatrooms
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Just saw this on ITV news, library footage of a boy using an Amiga 500 was used in the report and a shot of Amiga OS was used as the headline backdrop .

Anyway, sounds as though MSN are worried about the potential fallout of some sort of liable case against them if there was to be a high profile child abuse case where the abuser had used their chat rooms.

 
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So these free chat rooms weren't making microsoft any money, were perhaps even costing them money, so they needed an excuse to get rid of them then?

Cynical? Moi?


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My ex ran off with some older bloke from Manchester that she met via MSN.. Guess that'll stop her eh


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Microsoft...




...and I said nothing !


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Poster: Zorro Date: 24-Sep-2003 15:15:05

Microsoft...


...and I said nothing !


So Microsoft... make you angry to the point of becoming a terminator, because you are talking to a brick wall which is nuts and they are the spawn of the devil, making you smash people over the head with mallets for no reason, which is a funny thing that makes you roll on the floor, but it also makes you sick and you want to smash up your pc.....

Someone needs help


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{joke}
My computer broke down.

It crashed and burned!

And for my MSN, I really yearned! I tried to stay busy...

And keep it off my mind.

It was worse than cigarettes, at least butts I can find!! So I went to Dixons, and got on their pc.

The cashier in electronics was staring at me.

But I didn't care. I had to get on line! Check my mail, and see what buddies I can find.

I drew a crowd as I began to cry.

I couldn't find the password no matter how hard I tried! I need my MSN!! I got to have my fix!!

Go to my favorite places, check out some cool pics.

The cashier called Security! I heard her whisper low, "We have ourselves a Psycho here and he has got to go!"

Security rushed over. Not long did he stall.

Obviously he has never suffered from MSN withdrawal. He slapped cuffs on my wrists and threw me out the door!

Then he looked at me and said, "Don't come round here no more!"

I feel so embarrassed!! I have sunk so low! To be kicked out of Dixons How low can I go?

So we will try really hard now to rid myself of this affliction.

Get rid of these bad habits and our MSN addiction!

{/Joke}

Many Regards to Bill Gates
Cheers for a wonderfull peace of crap OS and software

 
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Excellent.


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Quote:
Poster: _PAB_ Date: 24-Sep-2003 12:14:27

@AmigaOneProductions:
Forgot the ?


Nah, I knew that regular readers would be able to see I was being sarcastic, I thought it was funnier to leave off the smiley, I've never made it a secret how much I LOVE Microsoft ,

 
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Any chance of editing the headline and removing the word 'chatrooms'?

-john

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The increase in abuse of the Internet, such as the massive growth of spam and the increase in unsolicited and inappropriate material


hmmm, if M$ hadn't started html format email the problem would be literaly half the size

But then if they had a secure address book system it wouldn't exist at all

another thought... If chat rooms are responsible for the amount of spam floating around the net, why do I get so much when I've never visited one?

A new entry for the M$ dictionary:

Abuse: people taking advantage of all the security holes and bugs (oops, issues) in M$ software.


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I never used that MSN or Hotmail CRAP anyway.

Good riddance, I say.


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