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    • im sorry but i dont like this new version at ALL!!!! IT SUCKS!!!! YOU MESSED UP A GOOD THING!!!!

      what is the point? you took away to much!!! cant you hear us do you really care? seriously!!! someone is twisting the pipe to hard, & thinking they're creative, this is silly!!!! I'm sorry did I say whats the point of the service now? its boring!!!! this is a sure way to lose users!!!

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        • you are totally ********* and you know that , do something to make it real messenger.

          you thing that we will be happy for the new colors and design while we are losing everything the messenger means!!!!!!
          and how suck and careless you are to lunch something and stop the old that bold without making it even trail, and want people to use it, you even asked me to suggest it to my friends? REALLY!!!! you do not see the disaster here... well this is worse than the disaster ...

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          • Will we Ever See an Improvement?

            1. Cant see who is online
            2..Cant update details on contacts
            3. Cant update my status. ie at lunch in a meeting
            4. CANT Cam (Big One)
            5. Do you even care to listen to the users?

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            • this new message of yahoo is a mess. get back to the old one where everything was simple!!!

              give us back the old version of yahoo that is ma idea for all users

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              • The new version is terrible. Want the old version back. I have almost stopped using yahoo totally.

                The new version is terrible. Want the old version back. I have almost stopped using yahoo totally.

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                      • Sorry, but I can't find my contact list. Therefore I can't sent txt msg. NOT GOOD!!!

                        Set up a system that ties into the contact list on the new computer.

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                        • new version is so bad :(

                          new version is so bad :(

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                          • Do you really want us all to leave?

                            Contact list, online indicator, webcam chat, coloured emoji's, games, these are all basic things that are missing. Who on earth made these changes?

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                            • Bring Back The Old Messenger! This One Doesn't Even Have Decent Emojis!

                              Please bring back the old Messenger where you could easily chat with more than one person at a time in separate windows. It was easy to move between windows to be able to talk to multiple people. Not now. Also, PLEASE bring back the old emojis. The ones the new messenger has are HORRIBLE. I don't understand why you all think this version is an improvement because it isn't even close. I have read different comments from scores of people who have dropped YIM and moved elsewhere because the new one is sooo bad. For once, please listen to your…

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                              • i. PseudoNames...

                                I need to be able to add my own NAEM to friends (just as I can on skype) - I'd like to use their nickname for example, not their registered yahoo name.

                                This is important for some of my friends, I don't even KNOW their real name! lol

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                                • Why was the old version of Messenger changed?

                                  I do not understand this at all. I installed this new version after many (MANY) years of not using it at all and have promptly uninstalled it. Everything that made Yahoo Messenger amazing has been stripped away! The large window is annoying especially when a messenger should be compact and non intrusive so having this large screen where the conversations are self contained within it I personally find unattractive. A window for each conversation or even a window showing all conversations grouped together worked far better. Setting status messages, alerts for emails which can be accessed with a button on…

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                                  • I want to keep my messages private, yet people are popping up all the time. How do I get rid of these 'new friends'?

                                    The instructions for making messenger secure and private are flimsy; procedure for making the chats private should be stronger!

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                                      i cant say something

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                                      • This **** is confusing where is my list of contacts and what happened to the chat rooms

                                        This **** is confusing where is my list of contacts and what happened to the chat rooms

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