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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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From Russia, With Love
nyah, tongueout, glasses, nerd
(As for why I'm up at 5:49 AM: I fell asleep shortly after dinner, feeling oddly drowsy; I think I might have been allergic to something. I woke up at around 1:00, so I showered and got back to homework. I'm not as far with it as I'd hoped to be, but I can finish it between classes tomorrow. I'll need to, as it's due not that long after my last class!)

I bought third-party instant messaging software for my PDA so I could use my unlimited data plan with it; the instant-messaging software built in to the PDA is designed to use text messages, at the cost of $0.10 a line or requiring an additional $20/mo for unlimited texts. (Given how talkative I can be, that would pay off in one conversation if I used the built-in client.) It's worked very well for me; I've had a few problems with it, but on the whole no more than I'd expect from any randomly-selected software.

I've been frustrated, however, by how it handles invisible users. I can't open AIM windows with someone who appears offline at all. For Yahoo, I can send messages, but it gives me a "this message will be delivered next time user logs on, yadda yadda yadda" warning every single line I send, even if the user is obviously actually online and the conversation is ongoing! At least I can ignore the message; I can't exactly ignore a "Can't open dialog! This user is offline." whenever I try to open up a conversation with an invisible use, especially when the program then cheerfully refuses to open up a chat window.

I decided to send in a support request, asking if they could consider removing that dialog box- or at least making it possible to go on and converse- in the next version.

Good day!

Thank you for choosing our software!

Thank you very much for your suggestions. Our developers obviously take into consideration them.

About Invisible Mode – the possibility to send a message to contacts in Invisible Mode will be realized in the next versions.

About your other wishes – they will not set aside and will be realized too.

Keep an eye on our free updates:


Thank you very much for your suggestions!

Do not hesitate to contact us, if you need any further assistance!

With best regards,
Valeriya Molotkova
SHAPE Support Team
SHAPE Services

Her English is a heck of a lot better than my Russian, but I still find it amusing. I can figure out what the message means, though! I think...

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That's pretty clear, actually: whether "we'll work on your other requests sometime later" means anything is another question, with any developer or business.

I only noticed 2 things that were really wrong with that, pretty good, really.

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