Status Messages Vs Personal Messages

Mike Jones eternalorb at
Thu Sep 11 16:59:50 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:30 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> > 2008/9/11 Kevin Stange <kevin at>
> >         We accept that this is a valid use case based upon how users
> >         use status messages.
> >
> > I think it's the only valid use case. I've never understood why it was
> > changed in the first place (or why it's an option now). Looking
> > through my buddy list, I don't see a single status message that would
> > suddenly become entirely irrelevant if the person went from Away to
> > Available or to Away or whatever.
> While I don't think that's the only valid use case, I think manually
> deleting the status message afterward is easy enough that we don't need
> an option for that.
> -khc
> >

Currently im just a software engineering student....

but is it that large of a problem for it to be left as an option? ive never
discussed options during my classes yet, i my application design class
doesnt start until next term...??
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