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Thanks for the heads up, Dermot. It's running faster for me. Is there a way you describe what you're experiencing?
And how was that historic meeting?
Are we not suppose to be able to post if we don’t do the “forgot password” link?
That's the general idea. You were able to login with your original password? Interesting…
It's called Google Calendar. Works great when you're at your desk, or if you're away. I use Google Calendar as my primary scheduling tool. It works well on any platform (Windows, Mac OS X) and integrates with pretty much any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.).
If I add something to my calendar from my mobile, it shows up on my desktop, and vice versa. I don't need to do anything extra; it just stays in sync.
On top of all that, it's free.
In my book, that makes Google Calendar a winner.
Thanks for helping test. As an FYI, IF your username has been changed to imported_PolarBearNPR (for example) I can fix this. There's not a blanket fix, so I'll do it on a case by case basis.
Second, the avatars are now configured using Gravatar, according to the email address associated with your account: http://en.gravatar.com/
Gravatar stands for “Globally Recognized Avatar” and sites that use this make it easy for you to control and update your avatar across ALL sites from one place.
Currently the forums are locked down to no new user registrations, mainly because of the bot registrations I was getting. I'm going to be testing an alternate authentication method probably on Sunday.
Cheers, and thanks SO much for everyone who's helped test this. Really means a lot to me.
Yep, times have changed, Philip. I still interact with people online but not typically through chat per se. Usually it's via Facebook posts and comments, Google+ or Twitter.
I use Skype, but mainly for phone calls for work or video calls with my kids (and grandkids!). Oh how times have changed…
That's a Google Adsense slot, which will show ads that Google thinks YOU will like. If you let Google track you, in theory you would see ads that are reasonably well-targeted. But also everyone will see something different.
So… you want to tell us something? 🙂
Sango, it's not clear exactly what will happen to third-party IM clients, or when. For now, Adium, Trillian, et. al. will still connect to a valid WLM account. But from the sounds of it, the WLM servers will be moth-balled sometime in the first quarter of 2013.
I suspect, although this is not confirmed, that unless the third-party app provides connectivity to Skype, they won't provide ANY way to connect with your old WLM contacts.
Incidentally, we've also got some news about the retirement of WLM here at BigBlueBall: Windows Messenger is Dead… Long Live Skype.
Oh, all right. Since you asked… I'll whip something up later today. 😉
Steven, did you just upgrade? Was it working before? Can you login using the web messenger? I'm trying to sort out what might have changed…
@joahar 257040 wrote:
how can a trace users in a chatroom?
Can you elaborate a bit on what you mean by “tracing” a user?
Sounds like a network problem. Are you using a proxy server or firewall? Are you in a work setting, or at home? Many businesses block the ports typically used for audio/video as a matter of routine, so if you're attempting this from work, you should check with your IT group to make sure it's permitted.
If you're trying from home, you might be experiencing a problem with a firewall or proxy. Try temporarily disabling to test.
Where are you located? Some countries also block audio/video calls, sometimes to prevent citizens from using free alternatives to government-run telecom.
That's a feature designed to make it easier to share… AND to protect the unsuspecting recipient.
Fact: Most instant messaging viruses are spread through malicious links, which don't actually do anything unless you click them. Why is this effective? Because if you get an IM from someone you know with a link, you tend to trust that it's okay to click that link. The problem is, if they were infected, they aren't actually sending the IM to you in the first place… a program is. And thus, the virus is spread.
When WLM displays image links, it's doing you a favor.
One more word of advice. When you get an IM from someone with a link in it, ask them what it is before you click it. Most viruses won't converse with you.
Anyone else want to throw their hat in the ring?