Persistent chat rooms

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Jul 24 02:00:51 EDT 2007

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:39:50 -0700, Sean Egan wrote
> I'm proposing changing "Auto-join" to "Always-in," or "Persistant," 
> or some word that actually describes what's going on.
> When this setting is on, Pidgin will join the chat when it connects
> and stay in the chat as long as the setting is on. When you close the
> chat window, you will not leave the chat. Double-clicking the icon in
> the buddy list will merely re-show the window, with the full backlog
> and everything. You'll get alerted when someone says your name in the
> chat. We'll probably want at least one more blist icon to represent
> the different chat states. We'll also show the chat topic in the 
> buddy list.
> I think this sounds like a generally useful idea, and think we should
> do it. Is it worth over-riding the "Auto-join" functionality with 
> this entirely, or just adding a new option in addition to it?

I don't like it.  Of the people who add chat rooms to their buddy list, I
think less than 10% of them would use this, and I don't think 10% is enough to
justify adding the feature.


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