MSN Messenger IM Status

Datagrid Girl says that MSN Messenger should have more IM status icons. I agree.  

[Datagrid Girl]

  • Stewing (ask me why I am mad)
  • Thinking (go away unless you agree with my ideas)
  • Be nice to me (sad)
  • Playing (it’s only Tetris, feel free to bug me)


I would add…


  • Coding (If you’re going to bug me, this better be good.)
  • Starbucks (If you want me, call the cell.)
  • Hiding (I’m not answering your e-mail, so why do you think I want to talk to you?)

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    There needs to be an extensibility API so you can create your own (like "being in bedroom with girl").

  2. It’s not just that it needs more status codes; it also needs more status icons. e.g. for "Out to Lunch", the little avatar ought to have a sandwich or something. At the moment, all you get is the little clock thing.

  3. Uwe says:

    Hey, just download the plugin from and you do have them instantly 🙂

    Just be sure to click "NO" during installation to avoid the ad-ware to be installed.

  4. Mahavir says:

    Uwe, thanks for the Tip , that Plugin was neat, only one problem, the adware is not getting uninstalled 🙁