Organizing contacts the way we want in Favorites &, then, Skype keeping contacts in alphabetical order, like before. No suggestions, please.
Let us be able to organize contacts the way we could in V7, especially with "Favorites". I have six in "Favorites" and I love being able to organize them from top to bottom, with who I need to talk to the most. Someone special is at the top and I'd like them to stay there, above anything, including suggestions. On Skype V8, Skype's suggestions were at the top and "Favorites" were underneath and not how we organized them, either, but all out of order. How it was organized in V7 was perfect. Thank you.
We will not force you to see Suggestions in your Contact list soon…
I agree. Important if you have quite a few favourites but some are more favourite than others
Allow manual ordering of your favourite contacts and not automatic alphabetic ordering.
Chris Gravell commented
"We will not force you to see Suggestions in your Contact list soon…"
Soon? How hard can it be to put a switch in config options?
I imagine the hardest part is figuring out in which section to put it - something MS has always had problems with.
definitely unnecessary. Could make suggestions an OPTION if someone wants them, but it's nice to have FAVORITES at the top of the list.
And while you're at it, move the sync and invite somewhere else out of the way of my contacts and favorites.
I totaly agree.
It is completely inappropiate and a major privacy violation to provide lists of suggested contacts.
My Skype mobile contacts list now shows names of the children of business clients and invites me to get in touch with them. Likewise, it indiscriminately shows me the names of private contacts and business competitors extracted at random from the address books of friends and clients. As I have relatively few Skype contacts it is easy to see or guess which of the names comes from which of my clients.
It is also easy to imagine the damage this could do if one was negotiating a major deal with a customer or client and could see or work out who the competitive bidders were from the list of Skype suggested contacts.
How can this be compatible with the EU data protection rules let alone the rules of common courtesy and privacy?
Thank you for sharing! I couldn't agree more!
Sean Ellis commented
Having the software make guesses about what you want can be helpful, but not when it's the only way to organize things. It removes locus of control from the user.
Users then end up trying to psychoanalize the "smart" features to try and get them to do what they want. This is time consuming and awkward, often fails, and is especially frustrating when you have been "upgraded" from the previous version allowed this direct control.
It is essential to have an option to turn off the "smart" and just do as the user says.
(See also the negative reactions to the "smart" feature that guesses when you're available for chat or away.)