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You obviously missed the point and ran away from the facts. What members are there to lose? Nobody's active anymore and if they are like I said it's only for help then they split. Regarding the attitude, that's funny because on the other sites I have staff positions on are in good shape because I run them nicely – and I actually have a good attitude but not towards those who'd want to do something wrong. I didn't do anything I wouldn't do there or anywhere else. Besides, the AIM section isn't the place for arguments about idiotic stuff.
Besides Doris and Dermot, none of you are really fit to handle the technical questions. I like to see some of you try to tackle some of the Yahoo issues only to be left scratching your heads suggesting things that have no effect or anything to do with the issue(s) presented – or better yet, understand the YMSG or MSNP protocols and how they work.
So, tell me why you guys are here? I don't really see how any of you contribute anything except to keeping the place a-float.
No, we lose members because the site's slowly became irreverent because it couldn't keep up with the times or other sites like Mess.be (which seems dead now itself) or Neowin and other sites that have popped up as the IM trends changed. I wouldn't be surprised if the site didn't last another five years tops and it'd take a lot more than a handful of people to keep it all going.
Another thing that leads to the decline is the lack of member participation. People sign up for an account, use it a few times for help, then abandon it and never come back. Tell me, out of the 40,000+ members, how many of them are really active these days? I wouldn't say more than a few hundred if even that. Sad, but true so don't even try to blame me for the site's decline – it was already that way before I even came around. The community relies on active member participation for it to survive and to be honest I don't really see that these days like in the old days. Do a member pruning and I suspect there'd only be a few thousand names left. I just helped with some of the unanswered questions since I have the technical experience on my side.
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Indeed, why would you continue to use staff abilities after resigning?
It's called removing the ‘abilities' and position. God, do any of you have ANY experience on a message board?
If you don't like my attitude, tough. I have zero respect/kindness for those trying to defeat a person's personal privacy, sorry. Yeah, I resigned and yet I still have the staff position… I wonder why? Gee who dropped the ball there, huh?
You're all useless in my book.
I'm sorry, but your logic about invisible mode is just plain wrong – do you even know what it's for? Seriously? It gives the people the choice to log in without people annoying them which is a very useful feature, especially against potential stalkers. Invisible checker programs go against what the intended feature is for by defeating it with an exploit (in Yahoo! Messenger's case) but I don't expect any of you to understand the technical side of how this stuff works. I'm against people spying on people, not people trying to surf invisibly. How would any of you like it if someone was spying on your every move and stalking you? Think about that. I thought one of the jobs as a moderator was to handle an argument before it blows out of proportion. That argument in that topic was growing too heated so I stepped in.
For the record, I care about a person's privacy – not some idiots/trolls who'd rather go around bragging about spying on people trying to justify what they're doing is right – and it's not in my book, sorry. I also don't care what any of you do, do whatever you want but don't expect me to clean up the mess again. It's all yours, but don't say I didn't warn you. 😉
Spying on people is wrong, period.
Actually someone pointed out the topic to me and I posted. Otherwise, I don't care. But hey, if you want retards like ralf to go on about stupid stuff about spying on people, let them.
So you rather let some egomaniac go on about how spying on people isn't wrong? Neat.
P.S. Read the original discussion, it was getting pretty heated and that's why I closed that thread before a flame war started. You know, moderating before something bad happens like a flame war? Let the guy complain, rather that than having mass arguments about privacy and that's something none of us wants. Oh well, do whatever the hell you want I don't honestly care.
And it's exactly this reason for why I did it. Spying on people who are invisible is a invasion of privacy and there's no way you can justify it, sorry. Your opinion and objections are noted but I locked it to avoid the topic becoming a flame thread.
Oh, and this topic's locked too. 😉
It's a server-side issue I'm betting. The webcam servers are notorious for being bogged down all the time. I'd suggest using Windows Live Messenger if you're planning to use webcams since Yahoo isn't reliable.
No, you can't specify a new location for archives. Backing the archives manually on USB or a card would be best and ideal here.
It's the final version too, so I'll edit the title.
You should go to the Yazak website/forums for this. I'd suggest using Y!Supra, Yahaven or YahELite.
A couple things.
1) Yahoo! Messenger 7 doesn't work anymore.
2) The alias ID trick has been known for several years, it's known as Gawd Mode.
3) It's not unbootable – nothing is. All someone has to do is get your main ID then it's lights out for you.
So, yeah. This information is basically pointless for users so I'm going to lock it.
I'm totally jealous right now. 😛
There is no program. Just like there is no spoon. 🙂
It's just a link to Pidgin?