Hi there<br><br>I am one of those non-programming people who is using Pidgin - I want to support open source software and I want to use the Off-the-record secure IM plug-in, so I changed over from Trillian.<br><br>"Screen name" really confused me. I have never used AIM (not really popular in Australia). So, to me, it meant display name. I tried to add an MSN contact, with the display name (now I understand this is the 'alias') of Josh. Someone out there has the email address
<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> and they were added to my list. So eventually I worked out what was going on. In the end I got so confused that I opened up MSN just so I could reliably add this contact.
<br><br>So, as a novice user of Pidgin, I would recommend changing "Screen name" to something like "account". <br><br>I agree with the suggestion of changing "alias" to "display name". also 'nickname' would work.
<br><br>Just like to lend my support to Pidgin. I really like it - also happy to not know about what client my contacts are using - as long as I know whether they are available or away, this is all I need. <br><br>Thanks,
<br><br>monica<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">><br>> Here are a few assorted thoughts:
<br>> We use the term "Screen name" for every account; this is an AIMism,<br>> and we should probably have the prpl specify what to call this (e.g.<br>> UIN, JID, etc).<br><br></blockquote></div><br>