[Pidgin] #4474: Show Offline Buddies AND Show Offline Contacts

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Fri Jan 4 20:56:44 EST 2008

#4474: Show Offline Buddies AND Show Offline Contacts
  Reporter:  featurerequestor  |       Owner:          
      Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  reopened
  Priority:  minor             |   Milestone:          
 Component:  pidgin (gtk)      |     Version:  2.3.1   
Resolution:                    |    Keywords:          
   Pending:  1                 |  
Comment (by CrazyTerabyte):

 Replying to [comment:7 rlaager]:
 > Always showing offline buddies for online contacts is a bad idea.

 That's your opinion. In my opinion, it is a bad idea to not show all
 buddies for a contact. It is confusing, it looks like that contact has
 fewer buddies/accounts than it actually has.

 > Why is this being requested? I see a comment about re-organizing
 > contacts. If that's what we're trying to address, I think we should
 > show always offline buddies for expanded contacts. Would that work for

 In my opinion, expanded contacts should always display all buddies it has.
 In addition, I think the tooltip and anywhere else should always show all
 buddies the contact has.

 In my opinion, this is more consistent.

 Maybe other users, like you, might have a different mental model about how
 things should work. If that's the case, then some type of additional
 option (like the one from the reporter) should be implemented.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4474#comment:8>
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