Windows Live Messenger Invitations Thread

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ZeroHour, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Please Read These Guidelines BEFORE PM'ing a Member For An Invitation

    The invite system for WLM has started and those in the beta have been given 2 invites to start with. Some members are generous enough to share invites with other people from the board

    Please DO NOT Post Here Unless You Are Offering Invites

    1. PM the person(s) offering the invites with your name, user name at OSNN, and you country
    2. Please wait for a return PM with the link for the invite

    People requesting an invitation must be a registered osnn member with some history here. (Time since registration, number of posts etc.)

    Understand that the invites are not available for every country yet.

    To those offering the invites, please try to edit your post to reflect how many invitations you are still willing to give out

    Copied from another site but I thought we needed one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2005
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I had two but I gave them both away. One of them actually went to someone on this forum. :)
    I'll let you guys know when I receive additional ones.
     
  3. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Must have been some really lucky bloke.
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I have seen it on torrents.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hahaha! That lucky bloke doesn't happen to have any invites, does he? :D
     
  6. dazzler2003

    dazzler2003 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I've got one spare, if someone still needs one
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The installer is useless. It can be downloaded by anyone from Microsoft's own servers. Once you install it, you can't actually sign in unless your Passport account is validated, which only happens if you're a beta tester, or if you received an invitation from one.
     
  8. Grandmaster

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    Well even if he did...he told me that a couple people have already asked him.

    Also he gets a "bad url" error when checking for invites! :crosseyed:

    American Zombie: Yeah, they validate your email address when you sign up for the beta...you can go ahead and install it, but you just won't be able to sign in ;)
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Ah, of course. I think I know who those two people are too. ;)
    By the way, the Beta Invitations link doesn't work for anyone. The "lucky bloke" should get an email when (or if, rather) any invitations are available. :D
     
  10. Grandmaster

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    I'll be sure to pass that info along to him :p
     
  11. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    I REALLY want a invite ;)
     
  12. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    The one I found on torrent contains a proxy patch and it makes you appear as a registered beta tester.
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    Ooh. Wonder how long that will work. And have you tried it?
     
  14. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I tested it and it works.

    Better way is just to sign up here.
     
  15. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    AZ I would not use that thought, dont want no dodgy proxy getting me login details ;)
    You never know, someone may invite me :D
     
  16. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    All this is after all is MSN messenger 8 as far as I have been told and I do not use messenger.

    Tested, found it works, uninstalled as I have no use for it.
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    well it tells me that they will contact me when it is avialible for my country (canada) then i can give out when i have some
     
  18. NetRyder

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    A proxy patch has been around for a while. It used to downgrade you to the MSN 7.5 protocol, so not all of the new features in WLM8 would work.
    I'm not sure if the patch AZ is talking about has worked around that too.
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wouldn't mind an invite if any are going spare ;)
     
  20. NetRyder

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    Btw, for anyone interested in knowing what's new in this version, take a look at this post on the official WLM blog. Lots of useful new stuff in this release (offline messaging, folder sharing, word-wheel search etc.), unlike some of the previous ones where all we got were winks and nudges. :p