Fwd: Status Messages Vs Personal Messages
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Thu Sep 11 17:47:22 EDT 2008
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From: Ankit Singla <anksingla at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: Status Messages Vs Personal Messages
To: Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net>
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
>>> 2008/9/11 Sean Egan <seanegan at gmail.com>:
>>>> 2008/9/11 Kevin Stange <kevin at simguy.net>
>>>>> We accept that this is a valid use case based upon how users use status
>>>> I think it's the only valid use case. I've never understood why it was
>>>> changed in the first place (or why it's an option now). Looking through my
>>>> buddy list, I don't see a single status message that would suddenly become
>>>> entirely irrelevant if the person went from Away to Available or to Away or
>>> I'm in favor of getting rid of the preference and having the message
>>> remain unchanged when the status is changed.
>> I agree.
>> So the "status message" would not change when the status changes; what
>> is statusy about it now? Would people need to click the status control
>> to change it?
> There really isn't that big of a difference... it's "statusy" because
> it's right freaking next to the status box. And no, you don't need to
> click the status control to change, you just need to click in the text
> box then start typing.
Well, I think you'd have to know why it was changed to erasing the
message on status change in the first place to decide if there needs
to be a preference. Does anyone remember? I distinctly remember a time
when changing the status didn't erase the message.
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