[Pidgin] #6267: Menu item for changing chat topics

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Jul 8 12:25:10 EDT 2008

#6267: Menu item for changing chat topics
  Reporter:  foxmajik      |       Owner:                   
      Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new              
  Priority:  minor         |   Milestone:                   
 Component:  pidgin (gtk)  |     Version:  2.4.3            
Resolution:                |    Keywords:  xmpp, chat, topic
   Pending:  0             |  
Comment (by deryni):

 The problem, as far as I see it, with adding a Conversation->Set Topic
 menu item is that it opens the door to a flood of "I need a menu item for
 this chat room feature" requests, some of which are guaranteed to be
 protocol specific, permission specific, etc. which is going to cause some
 general annoyance. I do think we need a better way to do chatroom specific
 stuff but I think a better place than the Conversation menu is needed
 (even just a dedicated menu would be fine).

 Depending on the protocol there may or may not be a way to tell that
 setting the topic isn't supported for a given chatroom before you try to
 set it (or query for that specifically). I am surprised that we don't
 display an error when you try to set the topic and cannot successfully do
 so. What protocol did you try that on?

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/6267#comment:7>
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