[Pidgin] #16647: Group messaging - Not available as plugin

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Mon Apr 27 16:42:23 EDT 2015

#16647: Group messaging - Not available as plugin
 Reporter:  xaxas        |      Owner:  deryni
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  XMPP
  Version:  2.10.11      |   Keywords:
 Several requests for group message ability have been closed with the
 statement that Pidgin will not support this feature "because of potential
 for abuse" and that the functionality is supported by plugins. After
 searching the current Third-Party Plugins list, I am unable to find any
 plugins that would give me this ability, and the plugin that is normally
 referenced when closing those other requests is no longer available:


 I fail to see how potential for abuse factors into this feature being not
 included in Pidgin, by that same logic, the entire program could be
 leveraged to abuse the different protocols it connects to.

 See previously closed tickets





 https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5049 < this ticket was worded
 differently and so has thus far escaped the "wontfix" fate.

 I was unable to find any mention of this functionality (pro or con) in the
 FAQ. I would like to reopen discussion about this feature, as it seems to
 be a fairly regularly requested feature that is essentially ignored.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16647>
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