Pidgin Feature Requests

Etan Reisner deryni at pidgin.im
Wed Sep 15 12:11:58 EDT 2010


On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 02:19:20PM -0400, John Bailey wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 04:31:51AM -0400, ~!~ me ~!~ typed:
> > Due to the ever increasing yahoo messenger spam I have two feature requests.
> >
> > 1) Every time I log into my yahoo accounts through pidgin I get about 10 or
> > 15 friend requests that are actually spam bots trying to get me to add them
> > to my friend list. It would be nice if Pidgin allowed me to block all friend
> > requests, conference requests, and any other requests. To make it even
> > better, it could block all friend requests unless the user is already on my
> > friend list, that way I could add a friend and not have to turn off the
> > friend request block when the friend tries to add me.
>
> Blocking conference and chat invitations is already supported (check the
> Advanced tab when editing your account).  Blocking add requests seems to
> me to be much more trouble than it's worth--too many people will forget
> they've turned it on and claim Pidgin is broken.

Not to mention that plugins can already block add requests (and a couple
for it already exist).

See the http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins wiki page for a
list (I imagine Google may know about some more).

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    -Etan



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