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Post by chippy » 30 Apr 2004, 16:00

what a bout a thing where you could put your messanger login into your profile and it has a little icon under people names showing whether theyre signed in or not. plan? or too tricky?
Image They reckon one day you'll be able to wake up and eat a yoghurt you can have a conversation with.

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Post by sparkle » 30 Apr 2004, 21:43

uhhhh???

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Post by Burgess » 07 May 2004, 21:48

I think microsoft used to have the ablity to query there site for user status a while ago. But for one reason or another they took it away. I dont know if you use hotmail but they used to have pretty much the same icon that this site did to show if some one was online. They dont any more tho. Probably some security thing.

You can however still do the same thing, i found a couple of sites that let you do pretty much the same thing when i was building a site for work. Most involved some kind of registration but once you know the link you can just use that.

Problem is you have to put up with the picture they've chosen. Unless you do something creative with dhtml. Like find the name of the picture and swap it out for a more appropraite one

http://msn.et8.net:8088/msn/msnusername@hotmail.com

thats the code for it, obviously replace msnusername@hotmail.com with the desired username

You'd implement it somehting like this

<img src="http://msn.et8.net:8088/msn/msnusername@hotmail.com" />

There are couple problems tho. If they have block there list they'll always return offline which is fair enough, privacy and all that. The biggest problem would be if the site above went down or was being slow. If that happend the forum *could* (depending on how the page is written) take a very long time to load as the page would wait until the picture was downloaded before it rendered. So if the site was down you could be waiting a couple of minutes for it to time out. Which in turn would mean the snail of satan page would take a long time to load.

Burg.

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Post by twaz » 10 May 2004, 23:50

here's my msn messenger suggestion...


someone come round my house and make if fucking work.

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Post by ~SaZ~ » 11 May 2004, 16:24

Originally posted by twaz
here's my msn messenger suggestion...


someone come round my house and make if fucking work.



oh oh oh me too me too!! its doing my fucking head in!!
Huh?

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Post by sparkle » 12 May 2004, 14:00

me three!!

mine dont even let me sign in anymore fucking piece of shit

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Post by slim » 12 May 2004, 14:06

mines ok. :D
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Post by sparkle » 12 May 2004, 14:15

its alright for some

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Post by slim » 12 May 2004, 14:21

Yeah, not for others though.
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Post by sparkle » 12 May 2004, 14:23

yeh..

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Post by slim » 12 May 2004, 14:25

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Post by sparkle » 12 May 2004, 14:26

:D

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Post by sparkle » 12 May 2004, 14:53

:(

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Post by sparkle » 13 May 2004, 13:18

im talking to myself now la la la

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