Status Messages Vs Personal Messages

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Sep 11 17:39:13 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at> wrote:
> 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?

There really isn't that big of a difference... it's "statusy" because
it's right freaking next to the status box.  And no, you don't need to
click the status control to change, you just need to click in the text
box then start typing.

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