Getting pinged by unknown users

David Woolley forums at
Sat Oct 17 14:25:40 EDT 2009

Jeff Rooke wrote:
> Why can’t you code this product to stop the unwanted pings from 
> broadcasts. I keep getting stuff that I don’t want to answer. This is a 
> good product it just needs to be improved.

Are you sure this is not a function of the instant messaging service itself?

You are welcome to provide code updates to Pidgin to add this function. 
  However, for someone else to do this, as well as a desire to do it, 
they will need to know which instant messaging service you are using and 
how you recognize the sort of message that you are complaining about, 
using only machine methods.  Looking at your job title, it shouldn't be 
difficult for you to provide this information, including the algorithm 
to use.

David Woolley
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