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> Official Wish List of future features, The Messenger team gathered a dozen...
If you had to vote for one of these features to be included in a future version, what would it be?
If you had to vote for one of these features to be included in a future version, what would it be?
Contact/group unique behaviors (eg. custom sound when contact signs in) [ 3 ] ** [3.75%]
Polygamy/Support for multiple accounts (contact lists) simultaneously [ 5 ] ** [6.25%]
Spelling checker for conversations [ 7 ] ** [8.75%]
Tabbed conversations [ 11 ] ** [13.75%]
Auto-installation of updates and fixes without downloading a whole new messenger [ 8 ] ** [10.00%]
Different statuses for different groups or contacts [ 25 ] ** [31.25%]
An easier way to invite friends and family to download and install and join the Windows Live Messenger community [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Animated display pictures or custom avatars (or other enhanced personalization/online presence features) [ 12 ] ** [15.00%]
Stored and searchable chat history (Improved?) [ 2 ] ** [2.50%]
Better formatting of text within individual IMs (eg. bold, underline, colors, fonts) [ 4 ] ** [5.00%]
Easier/better search for [new] contacts - maybe a directory of Messenger users or better integration with spaces for finding WLM users there? [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
N-way audio/video conferencing [ 3 ] ** [3.75%]
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dwergs
post Feb 15 2007, 05:35 PM
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For more information, please refer to the main page. Please do comment and add your own ideas because the Messenger team is watching...
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post Feb 15 2007, 09:25 PM
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Contact List Manager, including Allow, Blocked, Reverse, Rejection and Deleted lists, like Arcane Light Messenger Tools (sadly discontinued).
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post Feb 15 2007, 09:50 PM
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Animated display pictures or custom avatars (or other enhanced personalization/online presence features)


Animated ftw!
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post Feb 15 2007, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE(tmt64 @ Feb 15 2007, 09:50 PM)
Animated ftw!
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dp's loading now sometimes have issues, i can't imagine it when everyone uses animated emoticons, be a mess for awhile.

although i'm sure it could work & could be improved.
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post Feb 16 2007, 04:24 AM
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QUOTE(artfuldodga @ Feb 15 2007, 04:09 PM)
dp's loading now sometimes have issues, i can't imagine it when everyone uses animated emoticons, be a mess for awhile.

although i'm sure it could work & could be improved.
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Doesn't have to be dynamic dp's.

I know that dynamic dps take a while to load, but I'm thinking about animated dps as in .gif format pictures. Similar to AIM buddy icons... msn_wink.gif
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:06 AM
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I can imagine how annoying animated display pictures will get. Constant flashing bright colours and other stuff that is annoying. Just like animated emoticons.

If WLM were to recieve all of these new features then Message Plus! Live would be in trouble since a couple of its good features would already be in WLM there would be not much need for Message Plus.
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post Feb 16 2007, 01:48 PM
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It would be nice to be able to change our Friendly Names in the same method as the PSM. (Click to edit type of thing)
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post Feb 16 2007, 07:48 PM
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Some of these features were suppose to be integraded with Windows Live Messenger again no one of these features were added.
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:13 PM
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be able to send sounds like plus can.
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:29 PM
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I Voted for the spelling and grammar check ... but only if it will correct my PEERS text aswell .... talking to some of my friends is AWFULL AND TERRIBLE to read

"hiya wat u ^ 2 2dai wnt 2 c a mov?"

noreply.gif#$% that pisses me off SOO much !!! noreply.gif-->msn_mad.gifnoreply.gif-->msn_mad.gifnoreply.gif-->msn_mad.gif
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:45 PM
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heres a few things i would like to see in messenger.

as suggested above the ability to make some contacts see me as online while making others see me as busy / away or whatever.

also suggested above was a way to sign into multiple accounts however polygammy often means have 2 seperate application windows open that can effectively take up valuable screen real estate my way of implementing this is like we have our messenger tabs down the left or right of the contact list we could have "account tabs" at the top or bottom of the contact list, each account has a seperate contact list with that contact lisats various groups, you can name the accounts say call one home and another work and the names or icons if you prefered could be displayed on your account tabs bar, this could go even further in that you could give the ability to right click any contact tab and go add contact to account with a subcontext menu that enables you to select which account tab you want to add the contact to this means that if i have my mate lee who i work with on my work account list i could right click on him and add him to my home accounts contact list easily so i can socialise with him during my off hours too if i so desired.

presently we can kinda skin messenger in that we can change the colours of the contact list and the conversation windows, while we can also put backgrounds onto our convo windows if we so desire we cannot put backgrounds into our coontact list windows i think this would be a good feature to add.

multiway audio & video conferencing, lets say i am in a big company say an accident management company for example, i am a ceo and want to have regular meetings with bodyshop managers all together in one go, i could spend a fortune on having all 70 or so people drive up to my office sit round a big table and get my secretary to make tea and biscuits but as i said it costs me money in paying their fuel costs to get their, it takes them away from the sites they run so if there were problems they arent there to deal with them besides like i have an office big enough to fit 70 people round a table, my point is i could do the same meeting for less money and without causing any of those 3 problems if i have a 71 way voice of messenger conference with them on WLM they can get their own secretarys to make them their tea and biscuits lol, also it would be cool if while having this 71 way voice conference if i could use messenger to transmit my powerpoint presentation showing them vital business statistics that i need them to see so it pops up on all there screen simultaniously.

that is about all i can think of tonight i am sure i can think of more ideas than this but this is enough to get started with and i am sure i will post many more tomorrow once i am wide awake.
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post Feb 16 2007, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE(stuartbennett @ Feb 16 2007, 09:45 PM)
presently we can kinda skin messenger in that we can change the colours of the contact list and the conversation windows, while we can also put backgrounds onto our convo windows if we so desire we cannot put backgrounds into our coontact list windows i think this would be a good feature to add.
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yes you can, just find/create the image you want (must be a .gif), call it lvback.gif and just replace the lvback.gif file (if non-existant then just add it), in Program Files > MSN Messenger with it, restart messenger and voila - custom contact list background

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post Feb 17 2007, 09:26 AM
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oh i didnt know that but even so it could be made easier if they built something into messenger so you just select the image you want to use and it makes all the necesarry changes.
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post Feb 19 2007, 10:25 AM
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OK this is my first post, saw the article on the main page and HAD to ask for this feature:

Backing up emoticons and display pictures to a single file, and having an import function to add them to any other account, or to restore old content to a newly formatted computer!

Why hasn't this feature ever been implemented? Surely it's not that hard to code or whatever? God knows how many new (maybe in some instances, even unecessary) features have been added to each new version of MSN, and yet we are still waiting for the ability to do such a simple thing as restore content when messenger has to be reinstalled from scratch.

Personally, as well as from talking to a few friends about this, this seems to be a HIGHLY desired feature, moreso even than polygamy and those sorts of things (which can easily be taken care of with addons) - what seems to be more desirable is a built-in feature to backup content and restore it without any hassles.

Please add this to the vote list! And of course, MSN Messenger is still the best IM program around msn_happy.gif


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post Feb 19 2007, 12:09 PM
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actually this built in backup and rstore feature sounds quite cool i certainly wouldn't mind having this feature.
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post Feb 23 2007, 03:06 AM
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i want to see WPF!!!!!!!!!!! Come on give me a break yahoo's new version is going to crush WLM and by god microsoft made wpf!

Also i want to see close integration in microsoft services, msn radio, msn video, soapbox, why cant i watch videos like a tv or listen to radio right from my main msn window?

spell checking outgoing messages on the fly as you type (macos style)
different statuses per group
SOAPBOX DISPLAY PICS! let me set a soapbox video as my display picture! with the still by default and my friends can click it to watch it.
multiway video and audio conferencing (4way split screen)
multiway video and audio chatting to xbox360
installation of upgrades patch based not big updates every time.


thats what i want!

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post Feb 25 2007, 10:37 AM
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Here are my personal views on the feature's they've listed.

Contact/group unique behaviors (eg. custom sound when contact signs in)

This is something that could be added down the road. The the present point in time, the sounds and other behaviors need to be working 100%. There are many times when I don't hear a sound when someone signs in. No problems here, all options are checked, devices and drivers are working. It seems WLM decides itself when it wants to play the sounds.

Polygamy/Support for multiple accounts (contact lists) simultaneously

Although this would be usefull for thousands of people, this isn't usefull for me. This is definately a plus, but isn't something that I'd fully 100% want to see added.

Spelling checker for conversations

There are many more important things to be added, this isn't one of them.

Tabbed conversations

Although I'd absolutely love to see this in WLM, it's already available in third party programs and has been for over 4 years now.

Auto-installation of updates and fixes without downloading a whole new messenger

This gets my vote. Today, there are STILL, including myself, many people using dialup. I remember when build 7.0 released, there were about 8-10 builds released that month. I'm not talking about beta versions, I'm talking about final products. It's annoying to have to download that much when, and you guys have done it in the past, you guys can simply use QFE patches. This would also give users incentative to download the updates because they will complete much faster than downloading a entire new versions simply for a few bug fixes.

Different statuses for different groups or contacts

If it wasn't for me being on dialup, I'd vote for this feature. This is something I've always wanted, even though we have offline messaging now. It's convienant when you sign-in to appear offline for certain groups, simply because you want to chat with specific contacts, not your entire contact list.

An easier way to invite friends and family to download and install and join the Windows Live Messenger community

To my knowledge, there is a page to invite your friends and family to download WLM. What's the point in this? Also there is automatic notifications via MSN Messenger to upgrade to Windows Live Messenger.


Animated display pictures or custom avatars (or other enhanced personalization/online presence features)

What about dial-up users? And there is also many problems right now with display pictures showing, much less adding huge animated avatars. There would simply be too much limitation having to be put in place for this feature!

Stored and searchable chat history (Improved?)

As I said before, it would be nice to have in WLM itself, but it's been available for quite some time now by third party applications.

Better formatting of text within individual IMs (eg. bold, underline, colors, fonts)

Same as above.

Easier/better search for [new] contacts - maybe a directory of Messenger users or better integration with spaces for finding WLM users there?

I'm not sure what the team is asking with this?

N-way audio/video conferencing

I have no idea what this is.


Just my two cents msn_happy.gif
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post Mar 3 2007, 03:21 AM
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QUOTE(cchance @ Feb 23 2007, 01:06 PM)
i want to see WPF!!!!!!!!!!! Come on give me a break yahoo's new version is going to crush WLM and by god microsoft made wpf!

Also i want to see close integration in microsoft services, msn radio, msn video, soapbox, why cant i watch videos like a tv or listen to radio right from my main msn window?

spell checking outgoing messages on the fly as you type (macos style)
different statuses per group
SOAPBOX DISPLAY PICS! let me set a soapbox video as my display picture! with the still by default and my friends can click it to watch it.
multiway video and audio conferencing (4way split screen)
multiway video and audio chatting to xbox360
installation of upgrades patch based not big updates every time.
thats what i want!
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Some i have to agree but some..... makes me go.. Are you freaking serious!!

SOAPBOX DISPLAY PICS!.... What are you thinking.. you have at least 250 contacts if all those contacts had "videos" set as there DP.. how long do you think it will take to load each and every one of them..What if your on Dial up?.. Not even one or 2 DP's will load... This is the worst idea since someone mentioned DDPS!.. and how long till those got out of fashion.... a month? Not only will it take a while to load the Video Display Pictures it will also put so much Stress on the servers and then think about the Requirements for WLM... It will jump a whole heap.. A Messenger is made for sending Instant messages to your contacts. sure it comes with features but don't you think this feature is a little to much?
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post Mar 3 2007, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE(Jase @ Mar 3 2007, 04:21 AM)
Some i have to agree but some..... makes me go.. Are you freaking serious!!

SOAPBOX DISPLAY PICS!.... What are you thinking.. you have at least 250 contacts if all those contacts had "videos" set as there DP.. how long do you think it will take to load each and every one of them..What if your on Dial up?.. Not even one or 2 DP's will load... This is the worst idea since someone mentioned DDPS!.. and how long till those got out of fashion.... a month? Not only will it take a while to load the Video Display Pictures it will also put so much Stress on the servers and then think about the Requirements for WLM... It will jump a whole heap.. A Messenger is made for sending Instant messages to your contacts. sure it comes with features but don't you think this feature is a little to much?
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yes i agree 300+ contacts with video display pictures isnt practical yet, maybe when the minimum internet connection speed is 1 terabyte per second and dialup is obsolete and gone forever then maybe then it could be conidered but for now i would just be greatful if microsoft fixed the memory leaks.
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post Mar 6 2007, 02:14 AM
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I want to see some more customization options in WLM.
Conversation window:
-customizable Send Msg/ New line keyboard shortcuts, such as
Ctrl-Enter or double Enter- send msg
Enter- new line
-fully customizable font/bg colors in message history area, not only for my text color, but also color of history and system messages, overriding of font color used by my buddies. if this can be realized using .css(such as KMess), it will be nice.

Login/Contact List:
-in many other IM clients at first screen i can only select a profile i wish to use and then go directly to contact list window without requirement to login. it can be useful, if you wish to see message history, when you don't want to log in or can't connect to the internet

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