pidgin: buddies offline unless they send me a message

Paul Coene drool at
Thu May 29 14:38:35 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 14:25 -0400, Daniel Atallah wrote:

> 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.

Interesting.  I've always used gaim until now, and I can add someone and
their status is correct immediately.

Mind you in pidgin, I can't even send a new person a note until they
send me.  Isnt that chicken and egg?

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