Here's a small hint before you try to "chat" with someone on your MSN Messenger about solving a specific problem in .NET. It will save you (and them) a lot of time in a many cases. It may seem silly, but a lot of people don't realize that they can find the answer on their own.
Here's a short tutorial:
Let's say that you have a problem such as "I can't install my C# Winforms application on Windows 98"
- Google for ".NET programmer MSN details", register the account as your "friend" and try to ask them this question