pidgin: buddies offline unless they send me a message

Paul Coene drool at knology.net
Mon Jun 2 10:25:12 EDT 2008


On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 03:53 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:

> 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
> message?
> 


Yes, is says they are offline.  I can't reproduce reliably anymore, as
all my known friends have since sent me messages and now the list is
fixed.  But when I first upgraded to pidgin, online buddies appeared
offline until they sent me a message.  I could try and sent to them but
would get a message that they were offline.

This is using AIM protocol.

Paul

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