ICQ Privacy Settings not sticking?

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Mon Nov 26 15:09:03 EST 2007


On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:22:40 -0800, Evan Platt wrote
> Pidgin on XP 2.2.2 . In tools, Privacy, Privacy options for ICQ, I 
> set it to only allow users on my contact list. Then, I'll get a URL 
> 'spam' from a ICQ user not on my list. I'll then look in Privacy,
>  and it's set for "Block only the users below."
> 
> I've changed it back to "Allow only users on my contact list", and 
> then I'll look an hour later and it's back to "Block only the users below."
> 
> Sometimes it changes literally 10 minutes later, sometimes it takes 
> an hour.
> 
> Is this a bug or something I'm missing?

It's mostly a bug.  Pidgin changes your ICQ privacy setting on your behalf,
probably when your status changes, because it's trying to keep you visible or
invisible, which depends on what your privacy setting is set to.

-Mark



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