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 Messenger Plus! 2.10.34 released
Messenger Plus! 2.10.34 released

dwergs says ( 03 May 2003 ):

 

Patchou released an update to the final Plus! 2.10 release. Here are the changes in 2.10.34:

- The quality of the sounds has been improved and playback problems have been fixed;
- Sounds can not be used in a nickname anymore;
- The Personalised Status window doesn't display a negative count-down on slow computers anymore;
- No more problems related to exiting toast popups by right clicking on them in MSN Messenger 5;
- No more empty lines when using multiple Personalised Status messages (with '#'). Also, the maximum message count is now 9;
- Emoticon menu problem fixed;
- Swedish language added;
- Minor corrections to some languages;
- Several other little fixes...

Download Messenger Plus! 2.10.34

[Reported by: SLim Shady]



 Log into MSN Messenger very privately at Summer Festivals
Log into MSN Messenger very privately at Summer Festivals

dwergs says ( 02 May 2003 ):

 

The UK’s most popular website msn.co.uk is creating the world’s first 'Internet Loo'. The iLoo will be mobile and is part of MSN’s mission to allow instant logging on anytime and any place.

In time for the summer festival season, MSN is in the process of converting a portable loo to create a unique experience for surfers looking for an alternative to the bog-standard festival loo experience. Users will be able to sit down, undock a wireless keyboard and conveniently access the first ever WWW.C! [Screenshot here]

Talking about festivals, our partner Feestival.be reports all the latest Belgian summer festival news!

[Reported by: SLim Shady] [Source: Neowin.net]
[More info: Microsoft Press Pass & Mirror.co.uk.'s Amy I]



 Mess chat down
Mess chat down

timothy says ( 01 May 2003 ):

 

It seems the mess chat has gone down for the moment because of a server maintenance. Please do not try to log in because it wont speed up the progress. Please hold on your chatting addiction until further notice.



 Incorporate MSN Messenger with Lycos (UK) Messenger
Incorporate MSN Messenger with Lycos (UK) Messenger

Johnny_Mac says ( 01 May 2003 ):

 

Lycos (UK) Messenger has been released and introduces an 'interoperability' feature. This lets you use Lycos Messenger to chat to people on other IM Services such as MSN Messenger.

'There are two versions of Lycos Messenger - one that is web based and requires no software installed and a downloadable version that offers extra functions including conversation history and automatic log-in.'

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[Source: Web User]
[Reported By: SLim Shady]



 Messenger Plus! sounds
Messenger Plus! sounds

dwergs says ( 29 Apr 2003 ):

 

Thenex kinda reminded me to update the Plus! Easter Eggs page because of the 5 new sounds and the fact that they're not really easter eggs anymore :p



 Faith (& MSN Messenger) helps Easton family deal with deployment in Iraq
Faith (& MSN Messenger) helps Easton family deal with deployment in Iraq

dwergs says ( 29 Apr 2003 ):

 

This article tells the story of how a family keeps in touch with a US army member in Iraq through MSN Messenger. What a touching read! :)



 Messenger Plus! 2.10 Mirrors
Messenger Plus! 2.10 Mirrors

Johnny_Mac says ( 28 Apr 2003 ):

 

Sock has his Messenger Plus! 2.10 mirror list up and running, with more to be added later today. You can find it over here.

Anyone wanting to sumbit their own mirrors to sock and other Plus! addicts who have mirror lists setup, then you can do so on the Plus! forums, in this thread.

[Update: MsgPlus! forums (where you can sumbit your mirror) is currently down - it should be back shortly, sorry.]



 Messenger Plus 2.10 full release has arrived !
Messenger Plus 2.10 full release has arrived !

timothy says ( 28 Apr 2003 ):

 

Finally the day has come that MP2 has officially been released. It has grown out of its diapers, and can be now considered a full grown add-on. Congratulations to Patchou and all the people who helped him over the past 2 years!

But what’s new about this non-beta version? First off all you now can use it in your own native language (27 available), second of all it holds more sound commands (also available from the Plus! menu with this release). Other changes include the /nick command to change your nickname, !WAT (current WinAmp song) and !VER (lots of version numbers) tags. But there's lots more.

Download Messenger Plus! 2.10 from Mess.be today! And just take a look at the brand new MP2 website.



 Stop the press, it's Mess!
Stop the press, it's Mess!

dwergs says ( 27 Apr 2003 ):

 

It's been a while since we heard of Mess.be press coverage. Well, not really: a month ago we made it onto Dutch television (Veronica) but we enjoy every fifteen minutes of fame. So if you spot(ted) this site in a magazine or somewhere else, PLEASE LET US KNOW! Or even better, make us a scan or take a picture and send it to: and put MESS PRESS in the subject. We will love you for the rest of our lives :p



 New MSN poll about the sudden censorship removal in MSN names
New MSN poll about the sudden censorship removal in MSN names

dwergs says ( 27 Apr 2003 ):

 

As you know by now, Microsoft removed the nickname filter for 99% of the previously forbidden words. Why do you think they made this choice?

**UPDATE** The MSN poll is fixed. I'm not too sure if it's for good, but vote anyway :)

[Thanks to to Zero1, Timothy & Quick Reply for suggestions]



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