On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 03:36:15PM -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:10:09 -0500, Luke Schierer wrote
> > On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 11:56:03AM -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> > > On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 01:37:46 -0600, Felipe Contreras wrote
> I never said we should only have *a* privacy list. Also, I really don't think
> ICQ lets you go "away" or "na" to a single person. You're going to have to
> show me a screenshot of the Windows ICQ client preferences for this for me to
> believe otherwise.
A screenshot. you are setting a high bar, as I'm not sure what will
take a screenshot on windows 98. I cannot install ICQ 5.x, the most
recent version, but looking at 2003b, I right click on your user name
on a fresh, never before used icq install. the second to last option
is "User's Unique settings" it opens up a dialog with a mix of tabs
and a list of things (much like gaim 1.x preferences, but not built
into a tree, just a list). the tabs available change depending on what
is selected in the list. the default, "General", has 4 tabs. "Accept"
"message" "alert" and "status". Accept deals with popups, saving the
history, and what ip address to use. "message" has a single checkbox.
it has the following label: "Leave this user a personal message for
when you are away". if selected, a textarea is ungrayed. "alert" has
more options. by default, two of them are ungrayed. "Set specific
alerts for this user" and "disable sounds". if "disable sounds" is
unselected there is a button to set custom sounds just for that user.
if "set specifici alerts for this user" is selected, you have a number
of options including blinkyness, sound, popups, and floating stuff. it
is kinda similar to a cross between our buddy pounces and
guificiations. under "status" you have "online status" with 2
checkboxes "always invisible to this user" and "always visible to this
user". then it has accept modes. "accept when I'm away" "accept when
i'm n/a" so on.
under "security and privacy" from the main menu, you have an
"invisible" list, an "ignore list" a "words" list and a "permission
level" on a side note, based on the fact that my ignore list is empty
and my invisible list has 59 users, it appears our block is adding to
the invisible list but nto the ignore list. is there a way to put
someone on the ignore list from gaim? there shoudl be.
I cannot find the option to always appear away that I recall using in
the past, so I will withdraw that claim, it has apparently been
removed from the clients. still, there IS an option to be either
explicetly visible even when set to global invisible and one to be
explicetly invisible even when otherwise visible. there are also 3
distinct lists (visible, invisible, and ignore), in addition to
whatever that "words" list does.
Hopefully you will accept the above verbose discription in place of
the screenshot I do not know how to provide you.
> If Jabber DOES allow this, I'm still not sure that's reason enough to combine
> status and privacy. It seems like a bad idea to me.