posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 02:09 AM
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
reply to post by LoneCloudHopper2
why does the skype chat sucks? I mean... its a chat? lol... what else you want it to do? cook dinner? Type message... receive message... great.
I'm serious btw... I mean... what makes it suck?
I'm not sure where to begin. I think I was spoiled by MSN Messenger. Its text could be enlarged, the font changed, etc., for style as well as ease of
read (especially while reading the screen at a distance while I worked on a creative project.) It had many smilies and you could upload your own. A
good friend of mine and I enjoyed posting familiar smilies, which we really liked. The winks were fun (some funny, some spooky but silly, but all
expressive.) One version had a drawing feature, which made it even more expressive. There was a handy 'nudge' option, which was helpful when my
friend was away from the computer, or I was, and something important needed to be communicated (or if one of us fell asleep at the computer lol) Also,
I just liked the look of it. It didn't have a cheap or commercial look that I noticed of other messenger-type services. I liked pretty much
everything about it actually lol
The Skype chat is a very, very basic chat which takes me back to the old days of Internet chat rooms. Only, it's even worse, as the text is so small
and my eyesight isn't that good. I have reading glasses but they hurt my eyes after a while. So many of the fun perks of MSN Messenger have been
I guess it would be like having a meeting that you go to every Saturday (whether it be a veterans meeting or community meeting, whatever,) and having
coffee and snacks, as well as a large and warm (heated) environment, and then losing those perks when you're forced to have the get-together in a
smaller, colder space with no perks. Of course you're going to miss the much better option.
And besides all the good stuff that you miss, you tend to get familiar to something that you get used to. It becomes a part of your life, whether
it's a room or a chat service. I'm sick and tired of everything changing. All the YouTube changes (pretty much always for the worst,) Hotmail
changing to Outlook, different programs of mine changing and thus forcing me to research the changes and how to remove toolbars, etc. which are
downloaded without my knowledge or permission, etc. When I find something I like, I really hate to see it changed or taken away. So much crap online
all looks and operates the same. To me, MSN Messenger was something different than the norm and a pleasurable part of my day after work, etc.