Done. Thanks for the suggestion
On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 20:46:27 +0100, Jonty wrote
> Along this thread, I've been meaning to suggest:
> Would anyone have an objection to "Alias" being changed to "Local Alias"
> for clarity? A large number of people are confused by this.
> On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 16:45 -0400, Etan Reisner wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jul 2006, Richard Laager wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 13:23 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> > >> Has anyone looked at JEP-0172: User Nickname? It's a draft now. Using
> > >> something other than vCards for the nickname is a good thing. I have a
> > >> partial implementation in my local tree. When you change your nick it
> > >> an empty message containing your nick to people who are subscribed to you.
> > >>
> > >> Do we want to implement PubSub (JEP-0060) or PEP (JEP-0163)? Do we want to
> > >> use the "Alias" field in the account editor to set our nickname?
> > >
> > > I think whatever we do needs to be consistent with MSN. So, if we do
> > > that, MSN needs to be changed. On MSN, the nice thing about "alias" now
> > > is that it's local-only, so if you do change your server nickname, the
> > > display of your name doesn't change locally.
> > >
> > > Perhaps we need a "server nickname" field in the account editor, and MSN
> > > could be updated to use that too?
> > >
> > > Richard
> > I'm of two minds on this issue, the first is that given the incredibly
> > large number of people who have always assumed that the 'Alias' field in
> > the Modiy Account dialog is the server alias indicates that putting such
> > a field there would make sense, the other is that I think that is a
> > singularly bad place for something like that (it also makes it annoying
> > to change).
> > I happen to think that putting non-account setup stuff into the
> > Modify Account dialog is a poor idea, especially when it is something
> > that can reasonably be changed on-the-fly.
> > Is there a reason we don't just put it as part of 'Set User Info' or add
> > an MSN-like 'Set Friendly Name' (obviously with a better name, since
> > that one is terrible) for this purpose?
> > -Etan