help

Josh Ribakoff josh.ribakoff at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 16:34:54 EST 2010


Don't change the setting in their settings, change it just for that session.

If option A doesn't work, you can't go wrong by trying option B. Especially
when 99% of the users don't know/care about option B, and just want to go
online.

Whether or not my connection used "client login" is an implementation
detail. As a user of your application I want to see it as a black box. Just
press login and go, no fiddling with extraneous check boxes under advanced
tabs.

My 2 cents worth,

Josh

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Michael Secord <gizmokid2005 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'd have to say the reason to not do that...Why would you be automatically
> be changing a users settings/preferences without their knowledge maybe?
> Seems bad form. Though, it does make /logical/ sense to do that.
>
>
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: Re: help
> From: Evan Platt <evan at espphotography.com>
> To: Josh Ribakoff <josh.ribakoff at gmail.com>, Pidgin Mailing List <
> support at pidgin.im>
> Date: 2/10/2010 2:15 PM
>
>  I don't know, you'd have to ask one of the developers. Certainly there's
>> some logic where as easy as that sounds, it wouldn't work. (ie what
>> comes to mind is maybe there's a reason you WOULDN'T want to uncheck use
>> client login, and to automatically 'uncheck' it upon error would break
>> some other functionality.
>>
>> On 2/10/2010 11:12 AM, Josh Ribakoff wrote:
>>
>>> Haha what is up with that?
>>>
>>> Why not add a feature that detects that and changed the "client login"
>>> setting automatically? Surely then there would not be so many emails.
>>>
>>> if ( received unexpected oscar response ) {
>>> // try again with that setting checked
>>> }
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Evan Platt <evan at espphotography.com
>>> <mailto:evan at espphotography.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 2/10/2010 9:06 AM, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>>>
>>> As you are no doubt aware, Pidgin is open source software, and
>>> we have
>>> no dedicated support team. As such, if you choose to adopt
>>> Pidgin for
>>> your workplace, be prepared to provide support to your
>>> employees. We
>>> cannot and will not provide day-to-day tech support for running
>>> Pidgin
>>> to 70 desktops.
>>>
>>>
>>> I can see it now, 70 e-mails from the same company in a period of 5
>>> minutes .. "Hi, I can't logon "Received unexpected response from
>>> http://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession"
>>>
>>> :)
>>>
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