pidgin: buddies offline unless they send me a message

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Thu May 29 14:25:38 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Paul Coene <drool at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 13:36 -0400, Daniel Atallah wrote:
>>> 2008/5/29 Paul Coene <drool at>:
>>> Some buddies that I add show as offline and do not allow messages to be
>>> sent, until they have sent me a message.  Very odd.  Each one seems to fix
>>> itself when they send me a message and this "fix" endures restarts.
>>> However, any new buddy I add, I can never instigate a conversation, they
>>> show offline.
>> Which protocol?
> AIM.

Please keep it on the list.

I don't know how AIM adding works offhand, but it sounds very
reasonable that you wouldn't be able to see an arbitrary person's
status until they've provided some sort of acknowledgment.


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