Can someone explain to me, how this question about Skype can be migrated to Web Applications, because it is found off-topic in Super User? Exactly since when Microsoft has turned its base communication program into web app?

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    But, is there any way to do this on-line, directly from Skype website
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:42
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    God! We're talking about web profile of perfectly standalone program. Skype isn't a web application, now matter, how you look at it! Beside seeing / editing profile and topping up your account you can't do nothing through website. You can't call etc. As I understand "web application" definition, it says, that you operate all or most of its functionality through web browser. This definition has noting to do with Skype!
    – trejder
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:46
  • You're talking about doing something via we application. Whether or not it exists is a different thing altogether
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:48
  • I understand, that you call Word 2010 a web application as well, because it has Office Online port and you can download something from the website in it. You can't do nothing (like text editing) through website in this version of Word, but thinking the way you think, makes Word 2010 a web application, right?
    – trejder
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:49
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    If you're asking about the Web version of Word then yes, that constitutes as a web app and will be(and has been) migrated
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:51
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    @trejder it was migrated because you explicitly say that you want to do it via the website (i.e. Webapp) and and not the desktop application. One of these is on topic here, the other is not.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 14:26
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    Please refrain from yelling at my elected moderators. I rather like them and their feelings can easily be hurt. Besides, doing so leads me to lend little to none sympathy toward your cause. Commented May 30, 2014 at 16:01
  • @KronoS I had a really bad day and I'm really sorry for that. Does this lend a little more of your sympathy toward me? :] Also, please take a look at my suggestion below Sathya's answer.
    – trejder
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 21:26
  • @all Sorry for taking this too emotional and too personal! :[
    – trejder
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 21:26
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    @trejder I'll be merciful this once ;). Commented May 30, 2014 at 21:59
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    For what it's worth, Skype for Web is currently in beta testing.
    – ale
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 1:38

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As I mentioned in comments, your question explicitly asks

But, is there any way to do this on-line, directly from Skype website?

From Super User's Help center

and it is not about …

websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress,

ergo, it's not on topic. Whether or not Skype is a full blown desktop app isn't relevant, you're asking for something which needs to be done from it's Web application equivalent and hence was migrated

  • I have accepted your answer, as all of you had finally convinced me. This, however, doesn't change the fact, that in my opinion, Help part you cite is very misleading. Out of three examples it uses, all three are full-blown web applications, while we have an example here of using just a small web-part in full-blown desktop application (both Skype and Word 2010 examples matches). IMHO you should consider extending help to add example like this -- that questions about using web clients or parts of desktop applications are considered off-topic here and will be closed or migrated. Thanks!
    – trejder
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 21:29
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    @trejder it's pretty difficult to capture the idea of partial WebApp or the WebApp aspect within a help center. Commented May 30, 2014 at 22:03

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