[Adium-devl] libpurple: personal message != status message

Peter Hosey boredzo at adiumx.com
Wed Sep 10 22:28:53 EDT 2008

On 2008-09-10, at 16:49, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Peter Hosey <boredzo at adiumx.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 15:36:28, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>> Yes, but msn users set the "status message" because there is no  
>>> other way to set the "personal message" …
>> Once they figure out that status message = personal message. …
> Really? That's like saying the Alias (private alias) and the  
> Nickname (public alias) are the same thing. Yes, the end result is  
> the same, but conceptually they are different, so their behavior is  
> different.

And our users often confuse them, calling the display name the alias  
or vice versa.

> Have you read my explanation about why this is not protocol- 
> specific? Field A vs Field B?

I read it, but I don't understand it. Are you saying that both MSN and  
XMPP have both a status message and a personal message? If so, what is  
the personal message for?

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