Fixing presence icons, was Re: I HATE the lack of protocol icons

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at
Tue Jun 12 12:51:42 EDT 2007

On Jun 12, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Chase wrote:

> The only "fix" is to allow custom presence icons. Give the ability to
> select a default set of icons, a per group set, and an individual
> contact set. The most specific set being the one that takes affect.
> Pidgin could ship with the both the generic set and the protocol
> specific sets. Have a drop down in the Add Buddy wizard so that the
> presence icon set can be selected during an add. Or some type of  
> global
> default.
> And if you allow user supplied presence icon packs people will go nuts
> creating icon packs for work vs personal contacts, geographical
> locations, male/female, game server location, etc.

*reads it three times*

Is that level of granularity something that anyone would comprehend  
or want?  If I even had the possibility of having every group using a  
different set of presence icons I think I'd go crazy.

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