Fwd: [Pidgin] #552: Description disappeared from field bottom of the contacts list

Chris Stafford gaimsubs at notak.co.uk
Thu May 3 08:10:49 EDT 2007

Nathan Walp wrote:
> Sean Egan wrote:
>> The problem with the change is that it makes the behavior I
>> prefer---status messages distinct from status---inordinately
>> difficult. You have top copy (explicitly, just highlighting won't do
>> the trick), the status message, change the status, then paste the
>> message back.
> Can this be a plugin?  Honestly, the old behavior irritated me greatly. 
>   I don't think it's a common occurance to change your type of status 
> w/o changing the message.  You're not going to go from "Away/In a 
> meeting" to "Available/In a meeting" or "Available/Anyone want to chat?" 
> To "DND/Anyone want to chat?"  it just doesn't make sense.

MSN doesn't associate this message with status, so once MSNP14 goes in
we'll probably get complaints the other way. It would be nice to have
the behaviour Sean describes either as a built-in plugin or an option to
point people to. I'd see it working by having a text box permanently on
view under the status selector which wasn't affected at all by the
status selection.

Just a suggestion anyway - I'm not going to code it.


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