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HOW TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN MSN STUFF TO MESS.BE

So you wanna see your own MSN Messenger addon, bot, skin, backgrounds, display pictures, emoticons,... featured on Mess.be so it can spread around the world faster than a fat kid eats cake? That's possible! But there are two requirements: your stuff has to kick major ass and you have to follow these guidelines, according to what material you're submitting...

Submitting News related to MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger

Spotted something exciting we didn't cover in our news yet? An amazing new trick? A revolutionary addon you discovered somewhere? Pictures of the MSN Messenger development team on a crazy night out? Please let us know and submit it through our contact form. (Developers who want to submit their MSN Messenger addon software should scroll down this page for specific instructions)

Submitting MSN Messenger Emoticon FONTS & Emoticon PACKS

msn emoticon font From the first leak of MSN Messenger 6 on, Mess.be has pioneered custom Emoticon Fonts and Emoticon Packs. We're really looking forward to expand our collection and you can help us by chopping an alphabet, a logo or a wide picture into 19*19 pixels images!

IMPORTANT: We're not talking about stand-alone emoticons here nor sets of typical smiley faces --look further for info on how to submit those. Emoticon PACKS & FONTS are collections of images that CAN NOT BE USED seperately but only together.

msn emoticon pack- Make a single screenshot where you mention www.mess.be. If you're submitting an emoticon pack, you can put our URL in your nickname. If you're submitting a font, why not make it spell "MESS.BE"?
- ZIP all 26 (or more) emoticons if it's an emoticon font, or the series of composing emoticons if it's a pack (don't forget to include your screenshot) and send it to submit * mess.be (replace * with @). Mention the nickname you want credited in the body.

(Screenshots are courtesy of Itselephants.com)


Submitting Custom Emoticons diss emoticon for MSN Messenger 6.0 hamburger emoticon for msn messenger remixed msn emoticon

- So you want to design your own emoticons for MSN Messenger and submit them? Two golden rules: stick to 19x19 pixels because other image dimensions will get deformed, and make the white background (or whatever color you used) transparent. You can save .GIFs (and .PNGs) with transparent background easily.
- If you haven't done so already, register your account with our MSN Messenger 6 display picture & custom emoticon database so you can receive appropriate credit for your own original creations. A confirmation is needed through the link you receive in an e-mail. If clicking the link doesn't work, copy-paste it into your Internet browser. It should redirect you to the Mess.be homepage.
- Log in with your username and password, pick the appropriate category in "My Custom Emoticons" and start uploading. Don't forget to give your image a title and add a description and keywords so other people may find it easier through a search. (Note: Uploads are fastest at 8 AM UTC or GMT time, which is around 10 AM in most parts of Europe).


Submitting Display Pictures (MSN Avatars)

msn avatars- So you want to design your own display pictures for MSN Messenger and submit them? One golden rule: the dimensions MUST be 96x96 pixels because other image sizes will become deformed. You can save as .JPG, .GIFs and .PNGs, depending on quality and amount of colors (eg. under 256 colors: GIF). You can use this Mess.be Photoshop template to work on (and you're free to add a 30% transparent Mess.be tag).
- If you haven't done so already, register your account with our MSN Messenger 6 display picture & custom emoticon database so you can receive appropriate credit for your own original creations. A confirmation is needed through the link you receive in an e-mail. If clicking the link doesn't work, copy-paste it into your Internet browser. It should redirect you to the Mess.be homepage.
- Log in with your username and password, pick the appropriate category in "My Display Pictures" and start uploading. Don't forget to give your image a title and add a description and keywords so other people may find it easier through a search. (Note: Uploads are fastest at 8 AM UTC or GMT time, which is around 10 AM in most parts of Europe).


Submitting MSN Messenger Addons, Bots and other tools

- We're only accepting MSN Messenger software that offers something we haven't seen before and/or combines known features in a very original way. If you surprise us, your submission has a fair change of being featured on Mess.be.

IMPORTANT: Due to lack of interest from our visitors, our priority lies with MSN Messenger 6 compatible software. One of our polls showed 88% Messers changed to MSN Messenger 6 even before the official release date, the 17th of July 2003.

- Make some screenshots that give a good view on what your tool can do.
- Attach your file and screenshots ZIPPED in an e-mail to submit * mess.be (replace * with @).

- Include a description and feature list in your e-mail. Mention compatibilty with Windows operating systems (XP, 2000, 9x, Me...) and Windows/MSN Messenger 4.x, 5.0 and/or 6.0. Mention required files!
- If installing and using the software isn't self-explanatory, add brief instructions too.
- As SUBJECT of your e-mail, enter the complete title of your addon. Mention the nickname you want credited in the body.
- We receive a lot of submissions so it takes a while to review each of them. Good luck!