im.pidgin.pidgin: 902c6324faa755dfbceafd40ebf88ef850d06c9b

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Feb 12 02:17:51 EST 2008

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:57:02 -0800, Sean Egan wrote
> On Feb 11, 2008 7:46 PM, Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote:
> > You're probably right, though I've seen no complaints about it in 2.3.x
> > where it already exists. Better ideas for the wording of the preference
> > are welcome :)
> >
> That's because nobody looks at preferences, which is why they're 
> rarely a good idea. My ideal behavior would be to keep chats 
> persistent if that option is flagged, keep backscroll in an IM 
> conversation for a reasonable amount of time (I wouldn't mind hours, 
> even), and close logs, emit the conversation-closed signal, call the 
> conversation-closed prpl callback, etc., when the user closes the 
> window. I don't mind what we have now; I didn't mind what we had before.
> I would, however, find *anything* preferable to a cryptic "close
> conversation when you close the conversation" option. If it *had* to 
> be optional, though, maybe something like "remain in IM 
> conversations after closing window"?

I don't really have an opinion about any of this... but I don't think the
preference isn't very useful as-is.  I don't understand the need to be able to
disable this feature.  Could someone explain it?


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