pidgin suggestion

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Apr 9 23:21:07 EDT 2009

Total Nerd Alert spake unto us the following wisdom:
> sorry i coudlnt find anywhere on the site to post suggestions.
> one thing that annoys me with pidgin is the fact that at times buddy groups
> from other protocols end up being merged with other protocols. my suggestion
> is that you keep each protocol and their groups seperated by tabs
> | aim - username / msn - username / yahoo - username |
> clicking on each tab would load the buddy list and the buddy groups for that
> protocol account. i doubt this is an original idea and that its been
> suggested before, but just incase it hasnt been... here you go.

Perhaps the primary design goal of Pidgin is to hide the differences
between accounts.  If you want to glorify the differences between
accounts, you probably want a different IM client.


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