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 New Address for Destructive Child
New Address for Destructive Child

dwergs says ( 03 Jan 2004 ):

 

Destructive Child changed e-mails (again) to start a whole new image for himself! He's now at destructive_bothotmail.com. These changes have been frequent, and this should NOT happen again! VIP has now been removed, and J-Mods (Junior Moderators) have replaced them, with lots of new commands. This is FREE! It works just like normal Moderators, except it's even easier...

destructive childIf a Mod sees you with a name advertising me, they can then choose to J-Mod you if they think you could manage to job well! It's that simple!

Finally, I have not only got some nice new commands (including virtual profiles which I store in my memory, as well as note taking abilities), but I have also got a new game for you to have a laugh with (hint: it's painful for me :()!

To add Destructive Child:

1) Click contacts at the top of your Messenger window, then choose 'Add a Contact'.
2) A window will pop-up, make sure 'Create a new contact by entering their e-mail' is selected.
3) Then click 'Next'. Type in destructive_bothotmail.com and then click 'Next'.



 Microsoft Portrait 2.2 released
Microsoft Portrait 2.2 released

dwergs says ( 03 Jan 2004 ):

 

Microsoft Portrait 2.2, a research prototype for mobile video communication was released. Both PC and PPC versions are compatible with the latest version of .NET Messenger Service. The PC version supports Microsoft Live Communications Server 2003 and other SIP servers. The PPC version supports full-duplex voice on Pocket PC 2003 and Smartphone 2003. More info can be found here.

[Source: Neowin]



 Intelligent Chat Bot: Gary the oPixBot
Intelligent Chat Bot: Gary the oPixBot

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

That's right, another intelligent chat bot has hit the stage! Its name is Gary the oPixBot and was given virtual birth by Joe Hegarty. Three weeks old, this VB-based bot has already got a lot of interesting commands to try out (-menu). Add botopix.org, Gary's usually around between 9am and 10pm GMT, if not more!

[Homepage: Gary the oPixBot]



 Intelligent Chat Bot: D-Spot Bot
Intelligent Chat Bot: D-Spot Bot

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

D-Spot is a new bot on the block. Still in beta stages, it doesn't feature a lot of special and unseen commands yet (!commands), but the chatbox (!chat) was fairly crowded when I tested it ;) Jordan, its creator, aims for 1000 members and promised it will be revamped with fonts, more command and colors soon. Give it a go-go-yubari at botd-spot.co.uk. [Reported by: Richard]



 Added: Messenger Plus! Plugin Hopper
Added: Messenger Plus! Plugin Hopper

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

Hopper is a plugin for Messenger Plus! 2 by Mnjul and allows you to grab your contact's attention with MSN popups also known as toasts. Take a look at the included Readme file for further documentation and be aware that people can and WILL block you if you keep annoying them ;)

>> Download Hopper (MSN Messenger and Messenger Plus! 2.52 or above is required)



 Updated: IsWag Skin for MSN Messenger 6.1.0207
Updated: IsWag Skin for MSN Messenger 6.1.0207

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

Our download for the IsWag skin by ranicx has been updated for MSN Messenger 6.1.0207. Enjoy!



 Updates: Games.mess.be
Updates: Games.mess.be

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

msn gamesYahtzee v1.3 was released, now featuring a buddy highscore list! Catt has released the game Chinese Checkers, available on Catt's Launch Menu. Tetris v0.2 released, containing the following updates: Left-CTRL now also rotates a block, SPACE drops a block. To add more joy to the gameplay; for every 4th line you manage to clear, your opponent gets a line of random bricks. An explicit link to the en-us (United States) version of the MSN Launch Menu was added, since this version always contains the latest MSN games and applications. Finally, Reversi v1.2 was released. The opponent's last move is now marked by a yellow square. Thanks to neil for providing the graphics.

msn games Download the Custom Games Patch.

msn games Visit the MSN Games homepage.



 It's again with the butterfly
It's again with the butterfly

dwergs says ( 02 Jan 2004 ):

 

The new MSN will arrive January 8th and Microsoft is bringing back the colorful human butterfly to promote it. Last time one of their promotional videos featured Bill Gates with butterfly wings while this yearlong campaign is less shocking ;)

>> Video ad featuring MSN Messenger

>> Print ad featuring MSN Messenger

[Reported by: Jose & Rocker Boy]



 Added: over 200 display pics & custom emoticons
Added: over 200 display pics & custom emoticons

dwergs says ( 01 Jan 2004 ):

 

I just approved over 200 display pictures & custom emoticons. A large number of them were submitted by ScOnE!



 Exit 2003, Enter 2004!
Exit 2003, Enter 2004!

dwergs says ( 01 Jan 2004 ):

 

2003... The year of MSN Messenger 6, Windows Messenger 5, Messenger Plus 2, the rise of the Intelligent Chatbots, games in MSN Messenger and even non-official custom games, emoticons mania and fonts, protocol upgrades & third party MSN client blocking, 3, the first Live Outside The Box day, Big Sister, the end of the holy list of forbidden words, etc.

Regarding our site, we had the third layout of Mess.be, #mess.be on IRC, reviews in magazines and even a TV show, and 2003 was our busiest year ever with millions of visitors.

Let's see what 2004 will bring to our MSN Messenger community! Be ready for the unexpected and keep messing! On a personal note, I sincerely hope it will bring you a lot of (L) and :D!



 Virus Alert: Jitux.A
Virus Alert: Jitux.A

SLim_Shady says ( 31 Dec 2003 ):

 

2003 is ending with another computer virus causing havoc on the net.

Jitux.A is a worm that spreads via MSN Messenger in a message that only contains a link to the web page http://www.home.no/{blocked}/jituxramon.exe. When the user visits this web page, a file called JITUXRAMON.EXE is downloaded.

Once the file JITUXRAMON.EXE is run, the Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 computer is affected. Jitux.A goes memory resident and sends the message specified above to all the active contacts in Messenger's Contact list every five minutes.

Jitux.A can be removed by a free online anti-virus by Panda Soft called Panda ActiveScan

[Source: Panda Software] [Also reported by: KeyStorm]



 The Return of TriviaBot
The Return of TriviaBot

dwergs says ( 30 Dec 2003 ):

 

It's not snowing over here in Belgium, but it IS raining bots in my Inbox. You'll have to wait until I checked them out (and for some it takes a while to get accepted) but for now let me report that cheesetriviabothotmail.com is back online since being booted because of the protocol change. He's also made a few improvements and a french translation of Cheese's Amazing Trivia Bot is also in the works.

simpsons display pictureAnyway, Pigcheese has finally managed to get it working again and right away he updated the Do-It-Yourself bot manual published several months ago. Read HowToFix.txt for instructions on how to upgrade your bot.

Secondly, we welcome a trivia bot sibling at simpsonstriviabothotmail.com, whose address is pretty self-explanatory: The Simpsons. The trivia can be played at three levels of difficulty and was created by Phil and Flaaron.

[Reported by: Phil] [Homepage: Cheeseland]



 Over 5000 Display Pictures!
Over 5000 Display Pictures!

dwergs says ( 29 Dec 2003 ):

 

display picture by teknorockerWe're happy. You know why? It almost went by unnoticed but we crossed the 5000 display pictures landmark this week. So much thanks to all contributors and please keep uploading your 96 x 96 pixels display pics (and 19 x 19 emoticons too of course).



 Wanted: Messers for volunteer Beta-testing
Wanted: Messers for volunteer Beta-testing

dwergs says ( 29 Dec 2003 ):

 

Huuf is looking for about 100 volunteer beta-testers for a project backed by Mess.be.

Enough people applied already, thanks for your help!



 Changed: Bot2K3's Address
Changed: Bot2K3's Address

dwergs says ( 29 Dec 2003 ):

 

I hope all of you enjoyed Christmas time at least as much as I did! But times were not so happy happy ho-ho-ho for intelligent chatbot Bot2K3, which was blocked by Microsoft at its old address bot2k3hotmail.com. That's why the creators have moved it to botbot2k3.com. Mind you, this is the distribution bot's: after you have added this one you will be automatically assigned to another bot address for contact list management purposes.

This new system is to ensure everyone can enjoy the free Bot2K3 service by Siebe, Nick & Reinder in the future!



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