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Old 21st October 2007, 08:30   #1
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Why I will remove Winamp from my system, and no bother checking back

Now, this is a wierd topic for a forum like this, and I really don't have high hopes of the topic surviving moderators awakening.

But, if they are smart, they let it survive long enough to let their developers and marketeers read it.

The main reason for removing Winamp from my system, is the introduction of the americentred spamvertizements. You spamvertizers should consider the following: There are many more people OUTSIDE USA than INSIDE IT. What's the point of spamvertizing products that are available only to 48 of 50 states to a user in Norway. If the point isn't to annoy the user sufficiently so that the user won't EVER consider that product again SHOULD it become available, then I suggest you stop.

Don't bother replying to me, I've registered to write this single message, as I feel I should atleast give a REASON why your product "upgrade" is really a DEGRADE, and has resulted in one LESS Winamp user. If you are really stupid enough not to check nationality before spamvertizing products available only to the domestic USA, I'm not really sure I trust the quality of the rest of your programming. Nor should anybody else.

I wish you luck in repairing your obviously broken product.

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Old 21st October 2007, 09:00   #2
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Old 21st October 2007, 09:23   #3
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Well, now that he's gone, let's talk about him behind his back.

Anybody know what the hell he's talking about?


Who is the milkman? What is the purpose of the goggles?
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Old 21st October 2007, 09:29   #4
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americentred spamvertizements, whatever they might be, sound tasty though, I may have some for breakfast...
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Old 21st October 2007, 11:57   #5
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Actually, you can find Spam worldwide. I like fried Spam myself
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Old 21st October 2007, 14:19   #6
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Old 21st October 2007, 15:42   #7
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Old 21st October 2007, 16:09   #8
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Old 21st October 2007, 16:36   #9
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hmmmmm I have never once been spammed by winamp or an install of winamp.

Maybe you need to learn what you are doing.

Maybe you need to stop looking at gay porn that is americaspammertizing your computer with crap.

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Old 21st October 2007, 20:44   #10
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People still use Winamp? lol

Spiral out, my friend. You will find your way back to yourself, we all will.
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Old 22nd October 2007, 01:12   #11
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There are ads in Winamp? o_o
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Old 22nd October 2007, 03:22   #12
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There are ads in Winamp? o_o
I noticed that the browser shows ads. That is kind of annoying. I keep getting shown an ad for Tampax. Your spamvertizers should consider the fact that 50% or so of the population doesn't need them.


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Old 22nd October 2007, 03:29   #13
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ahhhhhh. and that is why you need to take full advantage of your hosts file.

Again, I have never once seen an ad.
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Old 22nd October 2007, 05:05   #14
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Bleh. I use Winamp to play my music. I don't need all the extra things.

Can Winamp brew coffee yet? Probably not far off, huh?
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Old 22nd October 2007, 05:08   #15
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Who the fuck uses the browser? And people are crying about ads on the pages of FREE media?

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Old 22nd October 2007, 09:12   #16
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I don't like seeing adverts on billboards or tv for things i don't want. I'm never going outside or watching tv again
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Old 22nd October 2007, 10:11   #17
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Re: Why I will remove Winamp from my system, and no bother checking back

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Originally posted by sskogen
Now, this is a wierd topic for a forum like this, and I really don't have high hopes of the topic surviving moderators awakening.

But, if they are smart, they let it survive long enough to let their developers and marketeers read it.

The main reason for removing Winamp from my system, is the introduction of the americentred spamvertizements. You spamvertizers should consider the following: There are many more people OUTSIDE USA than INSIDE IT. What's the point of spamvertizing products that are available only to 48 of 50 states to a user in Norway. If the point isn't to annoy the user sufficiently so that the user won't EVER consider that product again SHOULD it become available, then I suggest you stop.

Don't bother replying to me, I've registered to write this single message, as I feel I should atleast give a REASON why your product "upgrade" is really a DEGRADE, and has resulted in one LESS Winamp user. If you are really stupid enough not to check nationality before spamvertizing products available only to the domestic USA, I'm not really sure I trust the quality of the rest of your programming. Nor should anybody else.

I wish you luck in repairing your obviously broken product.

Regards,

Svein Skogen
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The only spam I know is in a can.
What u smoking up there sskogen?

And it's usually a better idea to come in with something a little more open and inviting to other readers than to come in with a closed book because you know all the answers.
Maybe some questions may have been a better approach than a closed statement.

And come on.....we all know u ARE reading this.....lol

oh yeah..if you find any product that comes even close to Winamp PLEASE let me know.
Because I've been looking for years...and trust me there isn't. It is THE state of the art player...
The End.

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Old 22nd October 2007, 16:25   #18
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Long story short (I totally agree with the author): we Europeans give a fuck about your 50 free mp3 subscription. Also we don't want any shortcuts not regarding winamp at all! We are not that naive and stupid to follow a couple of 'click me' links. We get our music by ourselves. We just want a decend player for MP3 FILES. Don't you understand? We don't want any bullshit your Americans provide as being free. There's nothing for free! We want a player, not a piece of software which also has a player but zillion of this and that supported software. Bwoohuhuhu!! I'm gonna browse the internet with my Winamp, maybe call my parents just to see how they're doing. And maybe some day in future I'll even play a song in it!

All we want is: playlist, player, EQ, plug-in support, that's all. All USA residents can have their media library and free mp3 experience if they want. We don't need that shit cuz we consider ourselves as people with their own brain and ability to decide what we like.
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Old 22nd October 2007, 16:44   #19
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Dont' fucking install the media library component then, the option to do so was right there in front of you as you installed, or did you just click 'NEXT' 'NEXT' 'NEXT' without checking to actually see what you were doing?????
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Old 22nd October 2007, 16:51   #20
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If you want to use audioscrobbler ML just has to be there. I don't mind it installed but I don't wanna see it for the rest of my days. Such a waste of space this ML. And what do we get? Nothing! Nobody heard of an alphabetical order in USA? Or you just go and download every single shit with .mp3 extension no matter editing the file name? And then you have 100000000000000 files with 'Audio CD - Track 01' in the filename with added 10000320950982309825 prefixes because you already have that file. My god people, organize yourself!
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Old 22nd October 2007, 22:32   #21
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Hey,
Where is the browser?
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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:14   #22
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If you want to use audioscrobbler ML just has to be there.
WRONG (which you'd have found out with a little bit of research) you rename the plugin to gen_ at the start instead of ml_ and it works without the ml installed. one mis-conception that i avidly dislike that came from the last.fm camp far too many years ago.

oh noes, i've been helpful in the bitch list, what a cock i am to break the do not help rule *shrugs*

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We don't need that shit cuz we consider ourselves as people with their own brain and ability to decide what we like.
well if that's the case, i'm really looking forward to what you'll come up with for this but seeing as you're a trolling little fag, i doubt you'll come up with the goods as you're far too much talk and no show from the looks of it (time to stop suckling your mothers breasts, is shameful to be doing it once you're past being a toddler)

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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:18   #23
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Where is the browser?
it should be the fourth tab in the main area of the bento skin (goes media library, video, visualisation, browser)

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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:20   #24
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I wasn't aware of the cultural divide... were you, Jones? Over here in America, we LOVE SPAM SO MUCH. I click on every "try it for free" ad I see, and usually I end up buying the product. All my American friends are total spam-fans too. So I can understand how the American WinAmp-Makers wanted to fill WinAmp with ads, and I wouldn't have it any other way Europeans really don't like them?


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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:25   #25
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what's more amusing is that what consists as the current dev team is at most half american, with good ol' blightey making a damn good showing, what'ho ol' bean

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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:37   #26
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spam was the only reason why I installed winamp 5.5. Unfortunately, I am not getting spammed nearly enough.

Nullsoft + winamp sucks.

I shall remove winamp from my system at once and start looking at gay p0rn so I get the spam I need.
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Old 23rd October 2007, 04:10   #27
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All we want is: playlist, player, EQ, plug-in support, that's all.
Go to winampheaven.com and get an old version of winamp 2. Or just use the current version and set it so it doesn't display what you don't want to see. The joy of winamp is that it gives you the ability to show as much or as little as you want. There are working skins that are only 50x50 pixels, and some that will take up an entire 1600x1200 screen.

There are many other solutions to the issues brought up, but since you brought them up the way you did, it just seems so much more fitting to say "I hope you get gang raped by a boyband" rather than help you. Perhaps they'll even write a hit song about it.

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Old 23rd October 2007, 04:59   #28
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There are working skins that are only 50x50 pixels
You got to be kidding. A skin like that would certainly not work right, or something else would be wrong with it. What a stupid idea, an avatar sized skin.

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Old 23rd October 2007, 05:22   #29
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Yeah. What a retarded idea.


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Old 24th October 2007, 15:50   #30
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Long story short (I totally agree with the author): we Europeans give a fuck about your 50 free mp3 subscription. Also we don't want any shortcuts not regarding winamp at all! We are not that naive and stupid to follow a couple of 'click me' links. We get our music by ourselves. We just want a decend player for MP3 FILES. Don't you understand? We don't want any bullshit your Americans provide as being free. There's nothing for free! We want a player, not a piece of software which also has a player but zillion of this and that supported software. Bwoohuhuhu!! I'm gonna browse the internet with my Winamp, maybe call my parents just to see how they're doing. And maybe some day in future I'll even play a song in it!

All we want is: playlist, player, EQ, plug-in support, that's all. All USA residents can have their media library and free mp3 experience if they want. We don't need that shit cuz we consider ourselves as people with their own brain and ability to decide what we like.
Are you actually so fucking retarded that you can't grasp the concept of custom install? Winamp's installer lets you check and uncheck boxes so you install only what you need. You just want the player, playlist, EQ? Then read what's actually on your screen and do the effort of unchecking what you don't need and then you'll get it. Are we supposed to do it for you? What's next, are we supposed to come and hold your johnson while you pee?

And please, tone it down with the "You Americans" thing. Winamp was created by an American, Nullsoft is an American company, a lot of developers are American. If you don't like it, then too bad. It certainly means that in addition to posting crap, you have an underlying racism issue too.

If don't like Winamp or the fact that it's American, code your own shit that no one will use, or use another motherfucking player developed by a team whose nationality agrees with your taste.

In the meantime, stop polluting these boards with your idiocy.
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Old 25th October 2007, 11:41   #31
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