[Pidgin] #12823: xxx at xxx.xxx is now known as yyyy appears over and over.

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Sat Oct 30 04:34:31 EDT 2010

#12823: xxx at xxx.xxx is now known as yyyy appears over and over.
 Reporter:  Zaphod0414                            |        Owner:  QuLogic
     Type:  defect                                |       Status:  pending
Milestone:                                        |    Component:  MSN    
  Version:  2.7.4                                 |   Resolution:         
 Keywords:  name change status message repeating  |  
Changes (by Zaphod0414):

  * status:  pending => new


 I've discovered a bit more info:

 The status change messages are in fact valid, as the contact's name is
 changing.  What's going on is that each time a contact sends me a new
 message, their name changes from "Name" to "(6) Name".  After about 20
 seconds, the name changes back to "Name", triggering another status change
 message in my conversation window.  This does NOT happen when I send a new
 message to a contact, only when they send one to me.

 Also, I have since installed the MSN-Pecan plugin.  Since changing from
 your native msn to msn-pecan this behaviour stops.  Contacts' names no
 longer change.

 Based on this new information, this seems like planned behaviour.  It
 seems to me that Pidgin is adding the (6) (which turns into a devil
 emoticon in the conversation window) to show me that a new message has
 been received.  If this is the case, how would I disable this behaviour?
 I can't find an option that sounds like it's doing this.  It's a nice
 idea, but the constant status change messages it generates are too much.
 Especially since their are already adequate notifications of new message

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/12823#comment:2>
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