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I got pinged with a friends list request last night on MSN Messenger (although I use Gaim to connect to the network instead of Microsoft’s crappy ad-laden client) from someone I added years ago. I hadn’t heard from them for a while and I think I’d deleted them since Gaim reported I wasn’t on their friends list. Then this request last night made me think, “cool, Alex is back online again with theaddressheused@hotmail.com“, so I added it back without a worry.

Then this morning, I got this:

(12:02:42) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: whos this
(12:03:39) neuro@msn: i dunno, who’s this?
(12:04:06) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: simon, who are ye

(12:04:14) neuro@msn: ah, so you’re not alex then
(12:04:24) neuro@msn: bit strange
(12:04:30) neuro@msn: feel free to remove me from your list then 🙂

(12:04:43) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: who are u
(12:05:11) neuro@msn: someone who knows someone who used to have this hotmail address
(12:05:32) neuro@msn: i got a buddy list request for this address last night

(12:05:51) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: what are u on?, this emal is new
(12:06:10) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: u added me
(12:06:17) neuro@msn: someone else had theaddressheused@hotmail.com before you

(12:06:23) neuro@msn: looks like they let it expire
(12:06:30) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: no
(12:06:38) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: no they didn’t

(12:06:51) neuro@msn: roughly when did you register this address?
(12:07:07) neuro@msn: if you don’t mind me asking
(12:07:22) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: um, 6 months

(12:07:34) neuro@msn: yeah, someone else had it before you
(12:07:42) neuro@msn: i’ve had this address in my friends list for years
(12:08:21) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: wtf, u can’t just let someone use an old email addy, for this reason

(12:08:40) neuro@msn: if you don’t login to hotmail for 90 days or something, they expire the address
(12:08:44) neuro@msn: read the t’n’c’s
(12:09:24) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: yeh, that doesn’t mean someone else can use it

(12:10:12) neuro@msn: dude, accept this fact that someone else had this address before you
(12:10:18) neuro@msn: feel free to delete me from your friends list
(12:10:20) neuro@msn: i’ll do the same

(12:10:31) neuro@msn: it’s just a misunderstanding, these things happen
(12:10:53) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: nah they don’t you got my email from someone
(12:11:10) neuro@msn: paranoid much?

(12:11:14) neuro@msn: i have *no* idea who you are
(12:11:29) neuro@msn: beyond the fact you’re simon, aka calcium and you’re going to somewhere in australia at the weekend
(12:11:36) neuro@msn: and that’s from your nick

(12:12:18) simon aka calcium . P's . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april: don’t talk to randoms
(12:12:18) simon aka calcium . P’s . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april has closed the conversation window.
(12:12:22) simon aka calcium . P’s . Going to melbourne, 20-26th april logged out.

sigh.

  1. Meanwhile of course simon is blogging his version of this conversation .. am guessing he’s a stoner with short termn mem. problems if he can’t recall adding you last night!?!?

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