Pidgin MSN error

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue Mar 17 18:58:04 EDT 2009

Blackwing Dragon spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I have a fairly large msn list, comprised of several hundred people -
> pidgin usually shows 200-300 online for obvious reasons. However,
> lately, upon launch , it has started displaying an error in my own
> language that I can only translate as "MSN error : The username
> changes too quickly" .
> This is hilarious in that it should not have an effect on anything. Funny
> is, further, that I get exactly 5 copies of this window every time. No more,
> no less. The exception is when I try to authorize one of my friends, who is
> trying to add me. pidgin fails to bring up the window asking me where I want
> my friend added - to which group - and shortly or immediately after, adds a
> sixth error window of this type. It also does not add my friend - so I'm
> forced to suffer through this the next time, as well.

Try removing the musictracker plugin, and see if this problem goes away.

> I'm using the latest Pidgin client as of March 14th, Sunday, 2009 - nobody
> seems to know what could potentially cause, and fix this.
> I hope you do.

The latest version is not a date.  The Help | About dialog will give
you an actual version number.  Please make sure you are using 2.5.5.


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for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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