Alright, for MasterOfDeath's sake and possibly others, let's break this down shall we?
Alright, admittedly the topic name on its own "Why are people still using Skype 7?" doesn't seem all that bad...if it was a different person, and if the discussion, if one could call it that, hadn't happened before. And now for the post. Right off the bat...
Hi. This is my last try to get adleast one part of the community back to right.
There's the hint that he's trying to push the community to use what he thinks is best or be damned. Credibility gone. Alright, moving on...
Why are so many people of you still using skype 7 and giving out copies of it? I fucking hate it. The only thing we get out of it are forks and connectivity problems,
only because of people's own lack of common sense, adding contacts they don't know. By the way, this is another opportunity to rehash this lesson, forks may be destructive, but they sure as hell aren't the worst thing that can happen - there are worse things, such as Facebook hacks, that could literally steal your identity. Trust me on this one as it's happened to me and others (yes I still begrudgingly use the thing) my account started sending messages that said, do me a favor please, and apparently upon replying the hacker had sent a link to a supposed charity page, but it probably collected a lot more personal data than that and that could have some serious repercussions. So just be careful who you add and never click on links without examining the source and where the trail leads, and we'll be all good. Alright, what else is skype 7 supposedly guilty of?
anoying notifications for any single little event what seriusly no one needs,
which you can turn off, by the way.
a crappy peace of shit called skype api.
Are you, serious with me right now? If you're talking about SkypeKit, that's long gone. GW Connect and Skype Talking have unfortunately jumped the shark 3 years ago. Alright, we're done with the baseless accusations section, what else do we have?
While there is a great version with no adds, much easyer to use, and the best is no more /fork spam. Because it just no longer exists.
1. Not only is /fork gone, but /leave is gone too. So, I may not have added someone I don't trust, but someone else may still have my contact or have kept down my info, and add me in those big large more than 100 person group calls. I used to be able to /leave on those. With Skype 8, it appears that all the slash commands are gone. And no, I highly doubt it was because of the /fork idiocy.
2. As a mac user, Skype 8 hits me the hardest, so keep enjoying the freedom of NVDA addons and Narrator improvement, I'm stuck with the mac because I paid too much to let the thing go, and running windows stand-alone won't cut it as there are, somehow, some good things about the mac that I happen to hold on to (particularly in the production space.) So just because Skype 8 may be so much easier for you does not mean it's easier for everyone. Plus, again, it's none of your concern what the rest of us use, is the message many have been trying to get to him.
Now here is where the borderline accusation hits.
So, people, please stop giving out copies of skype 7, because then you may be the next responsible for the next fork.
Excuse me, but giving out copies of Skype 7 does not make you automatically responsible for the next fork. Unless of course the same person who gives out a copy of Skype 7 is the person that starts the fork, but that's a different story and I doubt that's where you were going.
and as Jayde stated, this wasn't the first time Simter was trying to instigate a fight through this, and the last time he did this, he pissed off many users who were seriously affected by this (me included) as well as many people who frankly don't give two shits what some folks in the community want people using. It, just, isn't, necessary. So, the provocative nature of the topic, combined with the fact he is a repeat offender, is likely the reason jayde decided to close this topic. Are we good now?