An important, controversial issue!
H.Bons at student.rug.nl
Thu Apr 26 12:12:10 EDT 2007
A paper or a paper with clock? Why not put everything on a
paper. Or use a paper for every state ("busy" can be on a
For the paper part, the sticky notes are more used like
things *to do* or to *remember*. Yes sometimes they are
used to tell other people when you're back, but they were
invented for remembering things. A hanging board that was
suggested for away would be better for ex-away in my
opinion. Also, the sticky notes are used in applications
like tomboy, in which they server the away/remember
purpuse, so we don't want to create confusion there.
Now away means that you will back in some time (without a
away message), and i think the best way to indicate time
is a clock.
I think greyed out buddies look good for idle, like
inactive UI widgets.
As you know, I come from MSN client (back in Windows
days), and getting used to different metaphors took a week
or so (old Gaim was way more different then pidgin is from
other clients now).
That's how i think about the statuses. :)
I really don't get it!:)
> Clock signifies Time, in any facet of life. Period. If
>you're going to
> be away for an extended period of *time*, it should be
>signified by a clock.
> Best way to signify extended away should be the piece of
> the clock on it.
> Away == Paper
> Idle == Grayed out
> Extended Away == Paper with Clock
> Would everyone agree that this makes the most common
> Dennis Ristuccia
> dennisr at dennisr.net
> Devel mailing list
> Devel at pidgin.im
More information about the Devel