New Sound Event

Dave Mitzman mitzman at
Sun Mar 23 17:14:53 EDT 2008

Um, wouldn't it be easier if Alice just called you?  Playing devil's
advocate here.

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Damian Eads <damian.eads at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been using Pidgin/Gaim for over a decade and love it! One common
> thing I and my colleagues do is set all the sounds off. With a large
> buddy list and lots of buddies messaging, coming and going, the sounds
> can get really distracting, especially when someone's trying to
> concentrate on work. However, occassionally, someone (let's say Alice)
> will try to get ahold of me (or vice versa) for hours but the gaim
> window will get lost in a sea of windows. At lunch, Alice might say to
> me "Why did you turn your sounds off? I needed to talk to you about
> the meeting this afternoon!" And I'll say, "I turn them off because if
> they were on, I would never get any work done!"
> I propose the following feature: Whenever someone messages you X times
> without receiving a response in Y minutes, play a sound. For example,
> if my friend Alice messages me 3 times in the past 20 minutes, play a
> beep. Now, that's much less distracting and it unobtrusively notifies
> me that she needs me. One nice property of this feature is that there
> is no way for any one person to flood me with tons of messages in a Y
> minute period and generate more than a single beep.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks again for the great software!
> Regards,
> Damian Eads
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