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The article used to just have a line below the bulk with the sentence "and spyware." I modified it to say "However, some believe it contains spyware."

I noticed the current version of Yahoo! Messenger has an option when you add contacts to use the Lotus Sametime network, whereas previously it was just LCS(Live Communication Server)/Windows Live(MSN)[When they were testing integration between Yahoo! and WLM], and Yahoo!, dont know if that should be added or not. Lmcgregoruk 16:01, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Maybe add the notion that the latest version of Sametime is build on the eclipse framework. the big advantage is that this allows end users to create their own plugins using the extension points (e.g status, user name) ST 7.5 gives.


Dear contributors, it is unusual to sign articles in the text. Wikimedia does this for you in the article'shistory section.--Kgfleischmann (talk) 15:17, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Neutrality concerns[edit]

Like a lot of pages for software products, too much of this page reads like a feature list. Also, one major contributor appears to have a conflict of interest (admits he is an "IBM marketing guy"). I would like to see the copious feature descriptions trimmed so it only points out the notable and unique features, rather than just kind of advertising what Sametime does. --Jaysweet (talk) 18:48, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I read the tag and the article. Frankly, I don't see any problem with the article. seems concise, factual and not at all over enthusiastic of feature promotion. Also and don't see why only 'unique' features should be mentioned. --BBird (talk) 17:22, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
I have to agree with BBird on this. All instances where the product appears to be 'bigged' up are cited, and what else can be said about the product other than it's history and features? --hubare (talk) 12:47, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Being on the team that develops Sametime, I may have a biased opinion, but it looks like a regular article to me. A feature list (including features that are not unique) is important, especially if someone is using Wikipedia as a research source to decide which client to use. Would it be fair to say the only feature in Word is the Ribbon, or that all Thinkpads have going for them is their modularity? I find that hard to believe. Unless we went through all articles tagged as Instant Messengers and put all the similar features into the Instant messaging article, thus building a sort of inheritance hierarchy, we can't just not mention the features. Tomi Undergallows (talk) 15:33, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
I have made major changes to the page since these comments, hopefully they address all your concerns. -- mediamutt (talk) 03:14, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


It will be interesting to add some of the history behind this product. IBM used to have an internal software called VPBuddy which was the grandfather of Sametime Connect. To bad I can not find any reference about it. Martiniturbide (talk) 14:10, 9 April 2012 (UTC)