buddies showing constantly as off-line

Catherine Day catherine_day at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 25 21:11:23 EDT 2011

Thank you for your response.

This is a new problem in the last month or so.  I have been using Pidgin for 
a couple of years.  I have had the same buddies, no one new in over a year. 
I only have a handful of buddies.    There have been no changes to carriers, 
etc, either on my end or theirs.  We are in Canada, so all have different 
internet providers which have worked as I said up until recently.  No one 
shows as being on-line at any time, even when I am actively chatting with 
them.  I apparently often show as off-line when I am actually on-line.  Even 
if I am showing as on-line my picture, which used to show, no longer shows. 
The reason I mentioned AOL is in the FAQ section there was a mention of a 
problem with AOL if you had over 500 buddies.

I have tried updating to version 2.8 and it's still the same.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Woolley" <forums at david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "Catherine Day" <catherine_day at hotmail.com>
Cc: <support at pidgin.im>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: buddies showing constantly as off-line

> Catherine Day wrote:
>> they are on-line.  I only have a few buddies and I'm not with AOL nor are 
>> any of them.  I sometimes show as on-line when I am, but also
> Who are you with?  Who are they with?  (The answer must be compatible.)
> -- 
> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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