Truncated Status Messages

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed May 30 01:12:17 EDT 2007

On Tue, 29 May 2007 18:55:48 -0700, Robert Meyer wrote
> I am having a problem with setting status messages (away, available, 
> custom or whatever) that are getting truncated with an ellipse (".") 
> appended to the end.
> Pidgin does this after about 50-60 characters have been entered - sometimes
> not an entire sentence! I am willing to bet that I'm just missing a checkbox
> somewhere but I have been through all the dialogs numerous times and 
> have searched all over trying to find someone else that is having 
> the same issue, but alas, I have not found the fix. I have had this 
> problem ever since Gaim
> 2.0 beta and am currently using Pidgin 2.0.0.

Available messages for AIM have a very short maximum length of around 44
characters.  Is that what you're seeing?  If not, please let us know what
protocol you're using.

> Also, in an unrelated note the link to "FAQ" 
> ( on the following page is broken (404): 

Thanks, it should be fixed now.


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