pidgin: buddies offline unless they send me a message
mark at kingant.net
Mon Jun 2 04:53:51 EDT 2008
On Thu, 29 May 2008 13:38:35 -0500, Paul Coene wrote
> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 14:25 -0400, Daniel Atallah wrote:
> > On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Paul Coene <drool at knology.net> wrote:
> > >> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 13:36 -0400, Daniel Atallah wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> 2008/5/29 Paul Coene <drool at knology.net>:
> > >>> Some buddies that I add show as offline and do not allow messages to be
> > >>> sent, until they have sent me a message. Very odd. Each one seems to fix
> > >>> itself when they send me a message and this "fix" endures restarts.
> > >>> However, any new buddy I add, I can never instigate a conversation, they
> > >>> show offline.
> > >>
> > >> Which protocol?
> > >
> > > AIM.
> > Please keep it on the list.
> > I don't know how AIM adding works offhand, but it sounds very
> > reasonable that you wouldn't be able to see an arbitrary person's
> > status until they've provided some sort of acknowledgment.
> Interesting. I've always used gaim until now, and I can add someone
> and their status is correct immediately.
> Mind you in pidgin, I can't even send a new person a note until they
> send me. Isnt that chicken and egg?
You should be able to send someone an instant message on ICQ without them
having sent you a message. What happens when you try? Do you get an error
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