Gaim Buddy List

Find-as-you-type is spectacular. Windows is still a pain in the fanny.

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This is a picture of some changes we might make to the bottom of the Gaim buddy list. Can you tell what’s going on? Just having looked at the picture, what would you guess the boxes and stuff do?

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13 Responses to Gaim Buddy List

  1. salchichatu says:

    Go invisible
    Sign off
    Uh…a drop down menu of stupid phrases that you can mass IM all your friends.

    • Mark Doliner says:

      Wrong!

      The box that says “So wassup!!” let’s you change your status (away, available, etc.) The text box below it contains your away message.

      The two boxes above that appear when an account was disconnected. Clicking on them shows you the error message. I asked what people thought they were because I think the error boxes are really unclear, and that it should say something like “Connection error.” Thanks for helping prove my point!

  2. amienowheels says:

    Hmm…
    Sign off
    Sign on
    Away message
    ?

  3. modified says:

    Without reading other peoples comments:

    The bottom elements are for setting the away message, whether by typing it or selecting from a combo? I’m not entirely sure what the other two buttons are for.

    If that is an away-message setter, how do you remove your away status? Or maybe it’s just a status message?

    • Mark Doliner says:

      You’re right about the bottom elements being used for setting the away message (you can also set an available message, set yourself to invisible, offline, online, etc.)

      The other two boxes show connection error messages.

  4. benllawson says:

    Having read the other comments and found them completely asinine:

    I’m pretty sure the bottom one triggers a nuclear chain reaction that destroys most of Laos (and the fallout isn’t so good for Vietnam) and grows huge mutant birds that carry super resistant forms of the bird flu, which won’t be an issue because the birds just shoot us with their laser vision before we can even be infected. Stupid GAIM: always ruining the world.

  5. randomnobody says:

    Status

    Those are statuses of accounts that are not “available” for whatever reason, aka could not connect or something?

  6. Mark Doliner says:

    ANSWER: The box that says “So wassup!!” let’s you change your status (away, available, etc.) The text box below it contains your away message.

    The two boxes above that appear when an account was disconnected. Clicking on them shows you the error message. I asked what people thought they were because I think the error boxes are really unclear, and that it should say something like “Connection error.” Thanks for helping prove my point!

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