Skype has always been reluctant (slight euphemism there) to let third party software connect to its network.
Although this whole idea was kinda put on its head with the release of the SkypeKit library. Unfortunately its licence is specifically open-source incompatible so it can't be used in Pidgin (but it is used in Trillian) - so for now you're stuck with the other Skype plugin for Pidgin.
Here's my house (please keep arial bombardments aimed at my neighbours)
Not only are the maps not lined up with the satelite imagery, but my property is aparently twice as big as its supposed to be... unless I now inadvertantly own two houses and some crazy people who say otherwise are living my second house.
If they trust me enough to let me fix the marker, can't they let me fix the maps too?