response to

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Sat Jun 9 14:35:31 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 09:42:32PM -0500, Neal Rapoport wrote:
> It's even useful on the buddy list like here where I have myself on the
> ME group... I use that to see which protocol's I'm on... SOmetimes I
> turn one off,  (just don't want to be bothered by certain folks), and I
> don't know which is on, unless I alias myself (on all my machines I run
> pidgin on) ...
> Also, this shows the different information from the different protocols.
> But if there's no plans to add it back, (even like I mentioned of
> folders of .png files like the other stuff is in), I can't do anything
> about it.
> Thanks
> Neal.

The Accounts menu shows you which of your accounts is enabled and whether
they are online or offline, which solves exactly what you are talking
about without adding the useless protocol icons to the buddy list entries.
Not to mention the fact that a number of protocols don't even allow you to
add yourself to your buddy list so pidgin has to fake it because people
expect it (notably MSN and XMPP).


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