Messenger 8 Beta has a "send feedback" button, but it just has a bunch of multiple choice answers to irrelevant questions.
Even though I posted on their blog, it's so full of unrealistic feature suggestions and chatter that the critical suggestions are probably drowned out, so I figure this might be a better place to talk about feedback.
What sort of suggestions do you guys have?
Here's what I posted on their blog so far:
****Conversation window aesthetics
-Colorized title bars waste of space, defeats purpose of collapsible title/menu bars. At least put the conversation name/email address there, or just get rid of it.
-Just use custom colored wallpapers for the default wallpaper instead, like Windows Media Player.
-Automatically reduce buttons and collapse toolbars upon shrinking a conversation window.
-Space between "Send" and "Search waste of space.
-Image border is ugly; the left and right sides need more spacing.
-Ads at bottom of conversation windows should be left aligned.
-"Last message sent 2006/..." should be left or center aligned.
-Ignore button is in an area too crowded; I find myself clicking it by accident often.
-Clicking on own image in conversation window should bring up display icon menu; sudden change causes confusion.
-Send button should be visibly enabled when typing a message.
-Indicate the time of the last message from the logs as well.
-Send normal file request to users with older clients automatically, otherwise they don't see them.
-Title bar bottom looks ugly with black background.
-The "voice memo" button is the only one that doesn't set the mouse cursor to "link". Personally I prefer using the normal arrow cursor since it's a Windows button, not a Web button.
-Resizable border between input box and output box is bigger than the actual draggable size.
-Conversation logs should be saved progressively even if it takes the effort of not using an xml document object, because:
1. it defeats half the purpose of logging if the messages don't get saved upon crashing.
2. saving xml all at once is excruciatingly slow; closing a window is often so slow that it feels like it's crashed.
-Logging should start once logging is enabled in the options, NOT on the next time the conversation windows are opened.
****Buddy list window aesthetics
-Ad space needs to be SMALLER.
-PLEASE no Flash ads. GIF I can tolerate.
-Margins need to be SMALLER.
-Top bar with name/self icon etc should be collapsible.
-Mouse over user should bring up contact's email address.
-Display by display name should show user names, NOT nicknames, because people often have important messages in their user names, and it's way too late to change that habit now.
-Need a way to go shuffle through users' edit profile windows really quick; otherwise the search bar at the top is inconvenient to use.
-(Online) (Away) (Do not Disturb) need to be put back in.
-Use old 16x16 icons -- green/light green makes no sense; even though it's easier to see from a distance, it's useless to the colorblind and nearly defeats the purpose of having numerous away states.
-I can only fit 19 users on a 1152x864 monitor with the window maximized. This window REALLY needs to be cleaned up.
-Send dies at 2kb before end.
-Multiple user conversation crashed MSN a couple times already. No idea how to repro except to keep trying it.
****Performance on a P4 2.4 HT with 1gb of RAM.
-Unbelievably slow performance -- 3 hours total CPU time running for just over a day (probably due to a few animated emoticons, but still inexcusable).
-Scrolling through buddy list window NEEDS TO BE OPTIMIZED.
-Start the log window on a separate thread.
-Japanese translations need some revision.
-Feedback page only brings up multiple choice answers to irrelevant questions; defeats purpose of beta. Fortunately you guys have a blog
-"Has just signed in" boxes are huge, title bars waste of space, but the names are truncated way too early. It's too late to convince people not to use names for messages.
-Volume control on voice chat should not mess with both main volume and wav volume -- it's extremely inconvenient. Muting mutes all sound as well.
-Make display message API available to public; otherwise you might provoke another lawsuit by Real Networks etc.