Offline buddy is not offline
jhurst at sitespect.com
Thu Jan 20 10:50:43 EST 2011
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From: David Woolley [mailto:forums at david-woolley.me.uk]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:00 AM
To: James Hurst
Cc: support at pidgin.im
Subject: Re: Offline buddy is not offline
James Hurst wrote:
> I have a problem with two of my contacts in pidgin. It seems they are
> in fact online and available to chat but pidgin only sees them as
> offline. Other users see them as Online.
What makes them different from the ones that work?
"They appear offline even though they are online."
What error messages do you get, if any, when enabling the debug window?
"none, they continue to appear offline, even during an active chat."
You need to provide the standard information for any bug report, e.g.
versions, operating systems, instant messaging services, etc.
"windows 7, pidgin 2.7.7, using AOL, MSN Live and Yahoo via pidgin."
I think I have seen this sort of problem reported before, but is not in
the top ten recent issues, and I haven't searched the main bug tracker
for something similar. The last possible report was in Chinese, so
there were problems communicating with the reporter.
"Any help would be appreciated. Perhaps the issue is with the user I'm chatting with. They have their 'always offline' preference toggled for just me but again, no one else. The guy is a peer, and I'm not his boss so not sure why he would do this."
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