Why is orphans group created?

Pat Marion r4mbleon at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 20:22:27 EDT 2007

My friend says "something strange is going on with my pidgin buddy list, new
folders keep getting made titled "orphans" and random people are in it"

She means a group named "orphans" is being created and buddies from her
buddy list (already in other groups) are being added to the orphans group.

I grepped through the code and found this in

aim_ssi_addbuddy(od, cur->name, "orphans", NULL, alias, NULL, NULL, FALSE);

A couple lines above I found a nice comment :-)  :

    /* This will kind of mess up if you hit the item limit, but this
function isn't too critical */

I'm not familiar enough with libpurple code to diagnose the problem.  Any
suggestions?  Is there an easy fix?  Is this a known issue?  I tried to
search the bug tracker before posting.

This is with an AIM account in Pidgin 2.2.0 on Windows XP SP2.

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