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06-01-2012 15:44 - last edited on 06-01-2012 17:18 by Isadora
I also disabled them on both my work and home Macs and STILL I get them. They are seriously aggravating! Clearly Skype has a massive bug in it. Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't want the world to know what [edited for inappropriate language] mood I'm in (especially right now). Hey Skype, is there a [edited for inappropriate language]mood message?
16-02-2012 12:13 - edited 16-02-2012 12:15
I have been all through this board looking for fixes for this and other issues, and almost all I see from "super users" are posts like this with greater or lesser degrees of snide condescension. Aside from being insulting, Skype's approach to this is downright retarded.
First off, how can their own moderated message board possibly not be an "official" support area? Please. At best, "community support" is a cheap method to avoid paying for actual support staff. At worst it's an image control scam. Neither scenario is focused on actual support.
By "scam" I mean a way of avoiding the public's questions while simultaneously feigning openness. By giving us a hosted place to vent they are merely presenting a facade of attentiveness. And whenever a comment or question gets too critical the always-present "super users" swoop in to assure us that Skype Knows Best so we can just Like It Or Lump It. And yeah, I'm putting "super users" in quotes because I'm sure many if not all of them are actually staff members or shills.
You already know this in your heart, but here's what's really going on. Unerasable mood messages and that auto-loading home thingy are asinine "features" dictated into Skype by its half-witted marketers and execs who suffer from Facebook envy. What these awkward design elements are actually for is to try to trick us into thinking Skype is Facebook. Or Twitter. Or whatever the Internet fad du jour is.
While I'm sure this works on a lot of grandmas, it's still crass, underhanded, moronic and annoying as hell. And as I said earlier, insulting.
Dear Skype staff,
Your bosses are idiots. And so are a lot of you.
Yours with seething annoyance,
I agree - infuriating. It took me a long time to find out this. I'm using Mac. Go back to Skype v. 5.3. If you are using Time Machine backups (on Mac) it's easy, pick a date in early February 2012, you will find 5.3 there. Replace the Skype.app. I think i deleted History as well.