Moving Buddies from one group to other

anand arun anand.arun at
Mon Jun 29 04:59:40 EDT 2009

Hi Paul,

The original move does not generate any error message. 
I will follow your suggestion to add new buddies but from your mail
I understand that its not a Pidgin issue and we cannot move the already
added buddies to another group. 

Thanks for you help.

- Anand.

On 6/29/2009 11:51 AM, Paul Aurich wrote:
> And anand arun spoke on 06/28/2009 11:13 PM, saying:
>> Hi Sulabh,
>> Its XMPP. Please suggest if there is a solution to this.
>> Thanks,
>> Anand.
> Based on my understanding (from discussions with previous Oracle
> employees who've had this question), the issue is that the groups are
> enforced by the server (it's a shared roster; contacts are assigned to
> groups based on department, for example). The server involved doesn't
> actually allow individual users to remove the contacts from those
> groups, so at next login, when we fetch the list, we see that the user
> is in the original group and move them back (in reality, I'd bet the
> original move generates an error response from the server, but we don't
> do anything with those).
> In this particular case, you'll need to contact your IT department for
> assistance, but you're probably *always* going to be stuck with the
> users in their original groups. You should be able to add them to other
> groups (from the Buddy List, Buddy->Add Buddy and select a different
> group) if you want.
> ~Paul
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