Privacy and messaging handles within XMPP conferences

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Wed May 21 23:02:07 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 15:54 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2008 16:26:32 -0400, Etan Reisner wrote
> > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 03:29:53PM -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > Really?  What if someone on IRC harasses you by messaging you once a minute
> > > until the end of time?  Or even once an hour?  You don't think people should
> > > be able to ignore those messages?
> > 
> > No, I'm saying, as I've always said, that such a feature belongs in 
> > a plugin.
> I don't think we're going to be able to convince each other, but I definitely
> think client-side blocking should be a core part of any IM client.  I think a
> large percentage of our users benefit from client-side blocking and relegating
> it to a plugin would be a bad usability decision.  I see it as a requirement
> for our privacy support to be considered "complete."

I agree with Mark here.

I really don't understand when a feature ever _belongs_ in a plugin. If
it's a worthwhile feature and one that we should allow people to turn
off/on, the checkbox for it should not hide in the plugin dialog.


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