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Luke Schierer lschiere at
Thu May 3 00:49:38 EDT 2007

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 12:45:00AM -0400, Evan Schoenberg wrote:
> On May 3, 2007, at 12:28 AM, Sean Egan wrote:
> >Back in the day, I remember this was an important distinction for some
> >reason. I think maybe AOL people didn't have buddy lists? Or other
> >things? I don't know.
> AOL people's profiles can't be viewed.  Last I checked, they couldn't  
> do Direct IM or File Transfer with AIM folk (though they can with  
> each other, for whatever that's worth to them, bless their hearts).   
> Those last two bits, anyways, are covered by our capabilities  
> handling... we might want to actually display a message in the  
> profile space ("This buddy is using AOL, so no profile is available")  
> rather than depend on knowing that AOL emblem = profile will be  
> blank.  Can't think of any other relevant differences offhand.
> -Evan

Back in the day, there were also other differences, but I think these
are the only ones that remain.


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