pidgin: 56aef266: Try to make this help string shorter to ...

markdoliner at markdoliner at
Fri Aug 28 03:35:41 EDT 2009

Revision: 56aef266e32da36a675d0806e9c68c98e8b714af
Ancestor: 8e3f07ee41e0a06ef01e353e2162d8fcf3d6bb33
Author: markdoliner at
Date: 2009-08-28T07:30:33
Branch: im.pidgin.pidgin

Modified files:


Try to make this help string shorter to increase the odds of people
reading it.  Screenshots at
This version is screenshot3.png

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--- pidgin/gtkdialogs.c	8d88a6b797c7a66ea2e7706efc5a3b6ffac561eb
+++ pidgin/gtkdialogs.c	d86f2a7cba0c0416018e0e43e3bc43ba74bda0ad
@@ -470,17 +470,15 @@ void pidgin_dialogs_about()
 	g_string_append_printf(str, _("<FONT SIZE=\"4\">FAQ:</FONT> <A HREF=\""
-	g_string_append_printf(str, _("<FONT SIZE=\"4\">Help via e-mail:</FONT>"
-				" <A HREF=\"mailto:support at\">support at</A>"
-				" (This is a"
-				" <A HREF=\"\">"
-				"mailing list</A>, and messages sent here are"
-				" <A HREF=\"\">publicly"
-				" archived!</A>  Please note that this list's primary language"
-				" is English.  Posts in other languages may not receive answers"
-				" as complete or as helpful as those in English. Additionally,"
-				" we do <U><I><B>not</B></I></U> support MXit, Facebook, Skype,"
-				" or any other third-party plugins on this list.)<BR/><BR/>"));
+	g_string_append_printf(str,
+			_("<font size=\"4\">Help from other Pidgin users:</font> "
+			"<a href=\"mailto:support at\">support at</a><br/>"
+			"This is a <b>public</b> mailing list! "
+			"(<a href=\"\">archive</a>)<br/>"
+			"We can't help with 3rd party protocols or plugins!<br/>"
+			"This list's primary language is <b>English</b>.  You are "
+			"welcome to post in another language, but the responses may "
+			"be less helpful.<br/><br/>"));
 	g_string_append_printf(str, _("<FONT SIZE=\"4\">IRC Channel:</FONT> "
 				"#pidgin on<BR><BR>"));
 	g_string_append_printf(str, _("<FONT SIZE=\"4\">XMPP MUC:</FONT> "

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