I HATE the lack of protocol icons

Christopher Stafford ukdrizzle at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 12 08:32:17 EDT 2007

Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> On Jun 12, 2007, at 2:32 AM, Sean Egan wrote:
>> On 6/11/07, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net <mailto:mark at kingant.net>>
>> wrote:
>>> Those don't scream "available" to me at all.  I much prefer the
>>> green circle.
>> I agree; I don't care for the feathers at all. But the people who feel
>> we're being too much like other clients (iChat, Microsoft Live
>> Communicator, Google Talk, etc.) think the green dot is bad.
> Seconded on the green circle, and stating the obvious: we're not
> trying to /copy/ other clients but there's absolutely no reason to
> avoid something *simply* because it's been done elsewhere.  If the
> argument is, 'That's good, but it looks like Client X, in which it was
> also good' then the argument is bad.
I hated the green circles initially. I quite like them now. And in fact
when I fire up an old version of the application currently known as
Pidgin I find the little blue men and stuff rather jarring and overdrawn
by comparision.

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