[Pidgin] #14427: Setting group to "Show when offline" still applies to contacts later removed from that group

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Sat Jul 16 15:25:12 EDT 2011

#14427: Setting group to "Show when offline" still applies to contacts later
removed from that group
 Reporter:  sman789                                           |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect                                            |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified                                      |   Version:  2.9.0     
 Keywords:  buddy, group, show when offline, offline, online  |  
 You can right click on a group and select the "Hide when offline" option
 to keep them in the contact list when offline. If, however, a contact in
 that group is later removed from the group, they will retain the setting
 to keep them shown when offline. Whilst this is not a bug in the usual
 sense, it would be a good design improvement if settings applied to groups
 apply to the groups themselves, instead of simply to any contact in it at
 the time.

 Another problem, of course, is that if you set that property for a group
 and then add another contact to the group, they will not get the new
 settings until you apply it to them specifically. It would be good if
 groups could hold settings for themselves.

 As an idea: perhaps contacts individually set to show when offline could
 have a little tick next to the option in the right click menu, whilst
 contacts in groups with the setting (but without it applied specifically
 to them) could have a square, indicating that the setting is only a
 condition of the group they're in and so will be changed back if they are
 removed from it. No little icon just means they're not hidden, and a small
 cross next to the option would mean that, despite the group having the
 show setting applied, the individual contact has had it removed for them.
 That icon system could be applied to other options which also can be
 changed by right clicking on a group.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14427>
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