View Full Version : Some of MSN CHAT closing down!

25-09-2003, 01:24 AM
Found earlier,

Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday it would shut down its Internet chat rooms in 28 countries, saying the forums had become a haven for peddlers of junk e-mail and sex predators. “The straightforward truth of the matter is free unmoderated chat isn’t safe,” said Geoff Sutton, European general manager of Microsoft MSN.

The above is only the Headlines,and in the main article,the shutdown is 14th October.

Didn't mention Australasia but the US,Canada and Japan will continue!

Personally I couldn't care less as from what I have seen they are so porn
orientated you could catch more than a cold when surfing them?LOL


25-09-2003, 02:06 AM
finally they doing something about it....

it sucks too coz it shows that privledges like this is being abused... chatrooms made for people to talk and stuff, just gone way outta control...

i agree wif someone who spoke on da news 2nite that there are still other chatrooms around, and more would just be made...and this is only the start...

i really hope yahoo follows considering i went into a computer support chatroom 2nite just to see whos after help for whatever.....and arrghhhhhhh..but u get to block that user so thats kinda good...cant do that in msnchat...

and australia is not being included in closing chatrooms (i wonder why hmm)....the united states are turning chatrooms into a subscription based service but in new zealand they shutting them down....

(i apologise if my information is wrong but this was what was said on the news via captions and yes i admit sometimes captions are mistyped....)

some ppl reckon this is a "excuse" just to lay off staff and cut back costs....so i wonder what the exact truth is...but hey...anything to stop the adults who "get off on" kids...and sex stuff...so good on ya microsoft :D

25-09-2003, 07:43 AM
I was reading the NZ Herald article and picked these up:

> Miss Kermode said the changes were also aimed at reducing spamming and
> reflecting the "increasingly popular" option of MSN messenger.

> The instant messenger gave users greater control over their communications and
> could block other users.
I always thought you could block users or not see what they put because AFAIK it was based on IRC and there was the "block option" on IRC...?

> In the United States moderated and unmoderated chatrooms would be moved
> behind a subscription wall, requiring a credit card number.
That'll be a bugger for the kids who want to use them...


25-09-2003, 11:32 AM
in a couple years...this mite have paid off...kids focus more on education ;) and there would be no more problems with shortages in teaching or nursing...

25-09-2003, 11:46 AM
But Microsoft & the child safety groups forgot about the other chat room out e.g. yahoo chat & IRC etc....

25-09-2003, 11:48 AM
i think thats coz mircosoft doesnt have control over that...
but at least this is a start, others mite follow like a flock of sheep

25-09-2003, 12:22 PM
> i think thats coz mircosoft doesnt have control over
> that...
> but at least this is a start, others mite follow like
> a flock of sheep

who know, it might be awhile till the other follow suit


25-09-2003, 02:59 PM
Now would be a good time for ChatF1 to start promoting itself:D:D

25-09-2003, 03:13 PM
b careful who u promote to....considering.....

26-09-2003, 12:20 PM
Good point