[Pidgin] #16475: New release 2.10.11 STILL won't connect MSN accounts

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Fri Jan 30 04:59:47 EST 2015

#16475: New release 2.10.11 STILL won't connect MSN accounts
 Reporter:  Chronia         |       Owner:  QuLogic
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new
Milestone:                  |   Component:  MSN
  Version:  2.10.11         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  connection MSN  |

Comment (by Mwd4d0P):

 Um, clearly you don't have much personal experience serving as tech
 support; and do you seriously not recall your OP?  You know, the horrible
 screaming and grossly whiny tone all crammed into one humongous paragraph?

 The acronym PEBKAC was created for similar instances.  You have no leg to
 stand on when you yell and demand (almost unreasonable) assistance from
 already helpful devs that are spending their free time and effort to
 create a wonderfully '''''free''''' piece of software.

 Judging by QuLogic's responses in this thread and another (16455), it's
 clear that there is perhaps something '''''other''' than Pidgin'' at the
 root of your issues.  That could be just one reason (of however many) why
 he is silent despite having already done as much as he could--short of
 accessing your computer directly--by reviewing your debug log.  Perhaps
 he's busy with other things and your problem is very unique, and thus, an
 isolated case.

 But no one can know anything for sure based on your responses.

 If you don't bother to do more troubleshooting on your own--which could
 very well entail a thing called "research" on the internet--or at least
 state new conditions for your problem in some clear, logical manner (minus
 the attitude), you can probably expect more silence.  Or maybe you could
 try overpriced, bloated commercial alternatives like Trillian and bitch to
 their tech support whenever things don't function for MSN; you'd certainly
 have the right there because you would have PAID for the software.

 Pidgin is free, remember?

 Here's a fitting Russian proverb for you:  "There is no shame in not
 knowing; '''the shame lies in not finding out'''."

 And there is always something to be said for folks who come to an open
 support thread and don't bother reviewing any of the history prior to RE-
 posting about an issue already covered, i.e., demanding personal attention
 and immediate service: Lazy.

 Replying to [comment:17 Chronia]:
 > I've done all the trouble shooting I know how to do. Don't be rude.
 People post here when they need help with a problem, usually because they
 aren't knowledgeable enough to fix it on their own, such as myself. The
 problem is with pidgin's connection to msn accounts, otherwise it works
 fine.  '''BLAHBLAHBLAH...'''

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16475#comment:19>
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