Etan Reisner pidgin at
Mon Jul 9 10:50:42 EDT 2007

On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:51:12PM +0200, Frank Pauxberger wrote:
> I am one of the users, who was very fond of the discussed feature (to see by
> the first look on his buddy list) what user has signed in and what protocol
> he has signed in with. But as to many things, one gets used to it :D Which
> does not keep me from asking (I have checked for it, but not found any so
> far) if there is a plugin to "resolve" this "issue"?

No, because none of the *vast multitudes* of people who want this
'feature' back have bothered to write it. Feel free to if you want it. We
won't be.

> Furthermore I am using three different protocols with pidgin (2.0.2) amongst
> them is GaduGadu (we have polish business partners). GG is the only protocol
> I receive SPAM every once in awhile and today I have received one and,
> surprise, it did show the GaduGadu icon instead of the green dot. What does
> that mean? Is there a feature I am missing?

It means pidgin doesn't have any information about the status of that
person, which generally means that they aren't on your buddy list. When
unable to show you a status icon pidgin falls back to the only icon it can
show you which is one that represents the protocol.

> A short note would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks in advance and all the best!
> Frank


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