Status Messages Vs Personal Messages

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Thu Sep 11 17:24:47 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
> 2008/9/11 Sean Egan <seanegan at>:
>> 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.
> I'm in favor of getting rid of the preference and having the message
> remain unchanged when the status is changed.

I agree.

So the "status message" would not change when the status changes; what
is statusy about it now? Would people need to click the status control
to change it?

Felipe Contreras

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