View Full Version : MSN Messenger smilies went from bad to worse!

10-21-2010, 06:19 PM
So MSN Messenger, right. Windows Live ditto, if you will. They just pushed out a new version with quite a lot of new stuff. Like always when important things like websites or messengers change you're like "NO NO NO" and then you make threads about how they should have just stayed the same forever.

Now, I don't tend to complain about Facebook's changes like a lot of people. I enjoyed the new version of Google Images from the start. Wikipedia made some changes I didn't care for, but I didn't make a fuss about it. Now, this new Messenger update has a lot of good things going for it when you get past the initial shock! But look, ma, look what they did to the smilies :(


I can't believe it. MSN's default smilies were one of my least favourite parts of the client. Now they've managed to actually make them WORSE.

I feel like this is an important topic which must be discussed at length.

10-21-2010, 06:28 PM
I don't know what you're complaining about - MSN is known for their attractive smilies. They look wonderful to me.

10-21-2010, 06:29 PM
The ninja is cool though

10-21-2010, 06:32 PM
Haven't seen a change on my msn live just yet....Some of them don't look so bad Rantz....You're just being a fuddy duddy!!:greenie:

10-21-2010, 06:32 PM
They are pretty diabolical.

10-21-2010, 06:33 PM
Haven't seen a change on my msn live just yet....Some of them don't look so bad Rantz....Just being a fuddy duddy!!:greenie:


10-21-2010, 06:49 PM

MSN's smilies are amazingly bad.

10-21-2010, 08:43 PM
I didnt mind the old smilies but I really dont like these new ones.

10-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Those smilies are terrible. And that ninja is just a poor ripoff of IPB's http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/images/smilies/ninja.gif.

10-21-2010, 09:37 PM
MSN used to use smilies similar to what AIM had, small, functional, and cute. Ever since they started using these bloated disasters I've had emotes turned off. I think it started with version 5 of messenger or something. This change doesn't surprise me and they honestly don't look a lot different from the ones they just changed from. They're still bloated horrific disasters

10-21-2010, 09:42 PM
I always end up having problems with the client so I ended up getting Trillian instead. :\

10-21-2010, 10:05 PM
On top of the awful fucking smilies, when I updated last night the program didn't even want to work properly. I started it and signed in... then nothing.

I had to uninstall it, restart my computer, then install it again for it to work properly. Then I was blasted with that Godawful mess of a window.

10-22-2010, 12:01 AM
Switch to compact view and it's not so bad :D In fact apart from the smilies I'm liking the update.

10-22-2010, 12:37 AM
Oh, I already have. It was just a shock to see my MSN window so large and gaudy. :mad2:

10-22-2010, 01:51 AM
They completely ruined the only good smiley they had -- which was the cool face sunglasses smiley.

10-22-2010, 02:14 AM
That (BOO) makes my life utterly complete.

10-22-2010, 02:17 AM
Can someone people explain to me what the blue one is?

10-22-2010, 02:24 AM
It's a bat. Why the symbol for it is a common sad-face emoticon is a good question.

10-22-2010, 02:33 AM
I freakin hate that, 'cause I always use :[ as more of a grumpy sad face. That the main reason I turned off smileys on MSN. I hate them. But they ruin my emotes. Though nobody else turns them off, so I still looked like I was making bat faces. So I had to stop using that face :[

10-22-2010, 10:11 AM
This is sick. What do they think they're doing. I loved the MSN smile face because of how it's use at the end of any sentence can give it a creepy overtone. The new one is so obviously creepy and depraved that it's too fucking obvious. And the others...they don't even deserve words. What are they playing at. This is sick. :nonono:

10-22-2010, 05:16 PM
All messenger clients have terrible default smileys, so I always turn them off. It's only really annoying in MSN because everyone has custom smileys and I can never see them.

10-22-2010, 05:21 PM
just turn them off, like all sensible people do

10-22-2010, 05:29 PM

10-22-2010, 05:39 PM
What is :-* supposed to be?? It looks like two actors in a video warning about the dangers of sexual harassment

10-22-2010, 05:52 PM
secret telling smilie

10-22-2010, 07:58 PM
Yeah they're pretty disgusting, pontum.

I actually have an MSN smiley pack installed in adium, but only because peegies persists in using the dumb things.


10-22-2010, 08:08 PM
Also keep in mind that like half of these are actually animated. And I finally did disable them. I've wanted to with previous versions but kept them because of the custom smilies, but it's just not enough anymore!

10-22-2010, 08:27 PM
Yeah they're pretty disgusting, pontum.

I actually have an MSN smiley pack installed in adium, but only because peegies persists in using the dumb things.


but there's no reason to - you'll just get :p and :D and :) and /025

10-24-2010, 10:48 AM
I dislike them. But I live and breathe my custom emotes so I don't care.

10-26-2010, 03:58 AM
The new MSN has all kinds of stupid problems. The new smilies are just the tip of the iceberg.