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So apparently MSN is going to be shut down. Which I don't like very much at all. I've been using msn ever since I got the internet- and I still use it almost every day. :iconffffplz: PLUS SKYPE DOESN'T LET ME USE CUSTOM EMOTES AND FFFF.
But there is this petition against it so... idk GO OFF AND SIGN IT.

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914four Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been using Jabber since... I can't remember, but it was around Y2K. I think I'm getting old.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
what madness?!?
This is terrible!
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Shailara Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I must be the only person on earth who doesn't mind LOL! *hides behind skype*
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconeyezoomfojlplz:
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lalami02 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I stopped using msn ages ago, now I only chat using blackberry *^*
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Lolinondoda Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Signed. My best friend is on msn, and we both like it a lot!! :o
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used to be on Windows Live Messenger every day - until it crashed every few weeks. I reinstalled the program about five times, then found it too troublesome to continue that and started using Facebook chat instead.
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Dalehan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still using MSN / WLM on a daily basis (sticking to 2009 version because I didn't want any of that god damn social media crap they were pushing from 2010 onwards).
Sad to see it go, and force me to go to Skype instead.. where I probably can't even go under a nickname! :C
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ElfSymphonySerena Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT?! NO NO NO NO! I ALWAYS USE MSN, THEY CAN'T DO THIS. I DON'T WANT TO USE SKYPE!
:iconnoooooplz: :iconcryforeverplz:
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Castel-Eown Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
OH HELL NO ! D:
I use MSN every signle day since I had internet, what a shame if they do that !
Thank you for warning us, I'm going to sign the petition !
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Rocketai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
The petition isn't going to keep MSN alive. Microsoft sold MSN for almost 3 billion dollars last year. MSN is already Skype's, and they don't want it on their way.
It's a nice thought, though, but sadly it won't make a difference.
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for ruining my hopes and dreams
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:iconrocketai:
Rocketai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Sorry, buddy, just shedding the painful light that it's called truth.
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Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sucks! I've always used msn ;7;

I'm totally signing this petition
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kirsten7767 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skype isn't bad for video and audio chats, but its absolutely fucking awful for text-based chats. I loathe everything about it.
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Gellyy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
My first email was msn.. then I got another one when I got older... I love'd live messanger... ;A; I use to beable to send doodles back and forth.. It was sooo much funnnn ><;; !
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I'M SIGNING THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THESE
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Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Welp, I haven't used MSN in a few years - I was about to start using it again but maybe not now :'D Blurgh Skype I don't use that either. I don't care about video chatwhyyyy
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Froodals Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT NO!!!! willl they get rid of hotmail.com too? THATS MY ONLY MAIN EMAIL ACCOUNT!!!! thats how i log into DEVIANT ART NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! *runs off to read your link*
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masayahingArtist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does that mean.. even the hotmail will shut down? :iconcuriosityplz:
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Kazbob Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I don't use it anymore, but I miss it TTnTT my computer just randomly decided it didn't like it anymore.
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Kleio-sama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wait what?!
no

nononononon I used msn constantly for roleplay and normal conversations AND BY GOD THE EMOTES!
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Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WTF?????? It can't be deleted!!! D: It's the only way I talk to some of my friends!!!!
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Apples13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do i have you added on msn?
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Leesharara Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit I haven't been on there the past couple of months but damn. I've been using MSN pretty much everyday since I was a kid.

Nup.

I will sign the fuck out of this.
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Larxiel-XV Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
NUUUUU
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Naokichu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
^THIS. ALL OF THE THIS. I USE IT EVERY DAY. I'm on it right now! MICROSOFT, WHYYYY
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FlowingFlow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
OMG NOOOOOOOO!!! I've been using msn since I was 13 and still using it!!!! (i'm now 20 lol) I will send this petition to my msn buddies!
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Lethao Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One more sign.
Msn is indispensable to my life.
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Kurse10 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
skype is so glitchy!
I love my MSN D:
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AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
i use adium... it lets you use custom emotes and connect most i.m accounts threw it (have my aim and msn account connected together threw it) but ill sign your petition any way
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DemonNeuro-of-Hell Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I use both MSN and Skype but I only got Skype cause my laptop came with it and others used it so I HAD to use it cause they had no MSN. But I love MSN cause the font is changable and Skype's aint.
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ZackyFeather Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
AAAAAAARGGHH How will I do??? It is the first program that I run when I turn on my pc. I love it, I use it since I was 2006. And I'll lose all my emoticon T_T
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SpongebobLikesU Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO YOU CAN'T JUST SHUT it down! that thing was with me since forever D:
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Feiring Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I use MSN (well, on my Hotmail inbox) all the time, I have since like 6 years...

I had a Skype last year, but it kept having automatic updates which pissed me off and installed some annoying things that wouldn't go away on my computer. I had the hardest time completely removing GameEX (or whatever it was) from my computer...! I deleted Skype right after that.
I don't want to have to go back to it!
MSN needs to stay!

Maybe if they'd fix their bugs people would like it more, though...
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ummiehummie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
FFFFFFFFFFF- NOOOOOOOO! I USE MSN EVERY FREAKING DAY!

*signs petition*
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AutumnAki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
HRRNNGGG NO I LOVE MY MSN. D:
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NovaSeepa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
No. Microsoft.
Microsoft. What are you doing?
Microsoft. Stop.

Seriously though, skype just isn't a viable replacement to messenger. Like any program there are some machines messenger just doesn't work on, though the same can be said for skype.
Skype's forced updates are nothing short of annoying, especially since there are a lot of users who can't use the new one. It's a heavy program with a bulky interface, and the integration into a social network only increases both of those problems.
I use both, but for completely different reasons. One thing that I'd absolutely need is message logs. Loading chat history on skype is a long and painful process. If I were to search a word with ctrl+f, and accidently spell it wrong, skype has a seizure and freezes. The same act on a messenger log is very forgiving.
The only reason I use skype is for group chats. Otherwise I wouldn't bother with it.
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used to love MSN, but I've heard stories of people piggybacking off of MSN accounts, myself included.

But hell. I used it when I was first introduced to the internet. It is special to me. Consider this signed!
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mistoflight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah why?! Damn it Microsoft stop NOT improving things than giving up on them. Considered it signed.
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churien Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
msn kinda became less friendly for me OTL

especially since I kept notes on contacts in case I forgot those. The notes were lost when it upgraded to 11 <_<

and every time I changed computers my custom emoticons were gone :c no motivation to use it. Plus those spam bots.
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elizabeth-s Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MSN is a pain, though. It doesn't add people when it says it does and it doesn't work, like, at all. :S

You can use custom emotes for AIM, I think, and AIM's a lot easier to use than MSN.

Of course, I haven't used it in awhile because I don't really have anyone to IM so they could have destroyed it since I last used it, but I'm fairly sure it's still pretty nice.
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CrazyCuddle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg wtf I love MSN D:
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Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol,:iconwatplz:?

So why did they make possible to Win8 to have all your Msn information at hand in the start menu? Quite disappointed:iconzombiecancerplz:
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xLuna-tan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I'm singing this NOW! I hate Skype, I really don't give a fuck about videocalls and that...
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Behaxel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually don't rely on MSN as much as I rely on Skype. And to be honest the last couple of versions of MSN have sucked balls, similar to Kianturada I was using an earlier version of MSN (2009 I think) until it damn right forced me to update. Now I absolutely hate it and will use Skype where ever possible.

I just do not care about MSN enough to save it's arse from oblivion.

My only concern is now Microsoft will turn their attention completely on skype, and they are probably going to fuck that up too.
Also about 80% of my contacts are on both MSN and skype so it affects me very little.
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Kianturada Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
...I'm sorry to say, but I don't care what they do to msn anymore. It used to be my primary messenger, and I used it almost exclusively, it was probably the best one, took up less space than Skype, far more customizable than even Yahoo, had plenty of fun features if you poked around it. Just overall, it was my favorite...

But after the installation of Windows Live 2011/12, it turned into what I would like to call..."MSN hell." They added annoying, useless features that took days for me to figure out how to get past, took away a feature or two I loved, it wasn't as customizable as before and worst of all, it was glitchy as hell. And on top of everything, after a while, you COULDN'T get 2010 or earlier if you wanted to stay with it. They practically made it so that you were forced to switch to it, 2010 and earlier would just crash anytime you tried using it, or not even start up.

Oh, true, I got used to it, but then matters got worse. Messages half the time wouldn't send at all. People would send messages to me, and I wouldn't get them. This almost ended a friendship or two because it happened when they really needed me, and they thought I just didn't care, because they would see me clearly online, but wouldn't answer them. Then it started locking up every other time someone would log in, even making me unable to close it unless I went to task manager. And at times it would lock up or 'stop working' (you know, that annoying message that says "______ has stoped working"?), and then the program closes, all because I was sent a message. Or sometimes someone signing in/sending a message would lock up/crash my other programs, even when I don't have many running.

It was all frustrating to the point of me almost beating my computer a few times, since IMs are practically my only way of socializing with a couple of my friends. And I still have it on for those friends who use it, it still happens. It's not even like I have a virus or an outdated system; I had it professionally checked not too long ago, and I have a Windows 7 system that I have updates turned on for. So, I just kinda...Quit and moved to Skype already, using it almost exclusively except for IM conversations with those two MSN friends... :/ Sorry.

Also, sorry for the rant, MSN's been bothering me a while, and tormenting my friends with the same problems.
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Navette Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm surprised, considering your rant--I use WLM 2009 and it runs fine. owo (But msn is LADEN with problems though so dfadasfd)
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nhprodigio Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i don't use MSN that much anymore but I hope they don't shut it down. Was always a good messenger and I know a lot of people who still use it every day like you. :/ Doesn't really make since to shut it down... I mean Skype is video chat right? That's not the same a an IM and some people won't want it right? So why shut down the alternative?
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Behaxel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skype actually isn't primarily a video chat. It is an IM like MSN.
It just happens to run smother, and let you audio chat with as many people as you like. And you can also phone peoples actual phones from it.

You have to pay to video chat with more than one person though.

Also Microsoft owns both and MSN is starting to look like a dead horse compared to skype.
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