Status Messages Vs Personal Messages

Kevin Stange kevin at
Thu Sep 11 16:20:05 EDT 2008

Mike Jones wrote:
> I know several people who i introduced to pidgin that have complained 
> about that on multiple different protocols. It would be really nice if 
> changing from
> Available: Goldfish are shiny
> to
> Away: Goldfish are shiny
> was just a matter of clicking on the status selector and scrolling down, 
> and not clicking on the status selector and scrolling down and then 
> retyping what i want as my personal comment's about why i am away.

This has been added as a preference which should appear in 2.5.2.  We 
accept that this is a valid use case based upon how users use status 


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