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  1. LIVE NAME IS JUST SOME RANDOM NUMBERS AND LETTERS AUTOMATICALLY CHOSEN BY SKYPE

    When we create a Skype account there is no option to choose a username. You can only insert you e-mail. And then your live name just appears as random numbers and letters. This is very annoying. No one would want his live name to be anything but a name that he chooses. Not just some random numbers and letters. I hope you could fix this as soon as possible. Thank you

    2 votes
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  2. Landline as caller id

    I’m wanting to use Skype to make work calls when out of the office, and for my iD to show up as our landline number. The trouble is I can’t register the number as Skype requests a txt confirmation, and with different numbers or it showing as blocked my clients won’t answer my calls

    5 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. credit 0.00 showing on my skype a/c next to my name

    This is a problem which has not been resolved, although I have contacted the agent. I do not use skype for phone purposes, so do not understand why this 0.00 has started to appear next to my name? It appeared following a recent update. I want it removed but do NOT know how to rectify this problem.

    2 votes
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  7. 8 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Выбор страны СССР в настройках профиля.

    И не надо голословно заявлять что СССР распался или развалился. Конституция СССР не содержала функций развала страны. И сейчас на данный момент все жители России являются гражданами СССР это факт и все международные договоры с СССР действуют. И органы управления СССР восстановлены с 2010 года под руководством ВрИО Президента СССР С.В. Тараскиным. Так требую внести в список стран СССР. Это наша страна, наша Родина, Наше государство. СССР возрождён из пепла и спрос будет с каждого.

    1 vote
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  11. Let us delete our skype accounts

    PROVIDE AN OPTION TO DELETE OUR ACCOUNT. LET US DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH OUR OWN INFORMATION!!!!!!

    4 votes
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  12. The user should be able to hide their birth year.

    The user should be able to hide their birth year as this is not an information that is desirable to be shared. A better option could be to allow the user to save their date of birth without specifying the year, which currently is mandatory.

    10 votes
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  13. Birthday

    add an option to hide birthday from know or unknown people

    17 votes
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  14. User those not using site more then a week can be blocked.

    User those who are not visiting Skype within a set timeline like a week or month can be blocked can get a single reminder after then permanently blocked and there I'd will be totally wash no more display or searchable.

    4 votes
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  15. Give an ability to search what the meaning of locations are such as CA is that Canada or Cakiforinia. It needs to be clear! TOO MANY SCAMS!

    The locationnof profiles needs to be clear.
    Is CA Canada or is it CALIFORNIA or something else?
    TOO MANY SCAMMERS COMMITTING SCAMS SAYING THEY ARE IN CANADA BUT MOST LIKELY THEY ARE IN CALIFORNIA!!!
    MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE LOCATION OF CALLER IS KNOWN SO WE DO NOT GET SCAMMED!!! Especially catfishers!!! I need to know what CA stands for!!!

    1 vote
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  16. Would you help us to change our skype ID into our nickname, I am using my Original Name as Display name

    I want to change my skype ID using my nickname. Im using my original name as my display name so that, it could be easy to find by anyone. But my concern is i could not change my skype ID. I wanted to put my nickname as my Skype ID. You know,

    3 votes
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  17. 8 votes
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  18. Gender

    Offer other options under 'gender' for profile. Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender. If Skype/Microsoft wishes to be seen as inclusive and progressive, then they will offer other options than just 'Other', for e.g. 'Non-Binary'. There are many academic studies that more than suggest the need for more inclusive demographic/profile forms, and many agencies, organisations and even governments who are making positive steps to be more inclusive with demographic information. Microsoft as a major influencer should at least keep up with…

    25 votes
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    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate your feedback! As an open minded company we believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion, and we strive to create an environment that improves your Skype experience. Thanks for helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

  19. Birthday Reminders

    Hi,
    Please bring back birthday reminders which used to be there on Skype 7 and shown on the specific contact that has a birthday listed in the profile, I have not seen any reminders at all since I changed to Skype 8 long ago now.
    Please also make sure these reminders are also shown via iPhone/Android too.
    Thanks!
    PS. I see below that Petr at Skype says that the reminders are back already but I saw nothing and a friend had a birthday 3 days ago and nothing shown up in Skype on Windows nor iPhone at all and I…

    5 votes
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  20. A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing.

    A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing. There are way too many people using other people pictures.

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