kevin at kismith.co.uk
Sun Apr 24 08:09:00 PDT 2005
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On 24 Apr 2005, at 15:34, Yves Goergen wrote:
> On 23.04.2005 15:35 (+0200), Kevin Smith wrote:
>> I strongly disagree here. This is a Very Good Thing (tm), that I think
>> a lot of normal users would really like, if they understood it.
> Well, I did understand it, but I see no use in it.
I wasn't suggesting that you didn't understand it, but rather that
explaining it to users, would be difficult. That said, if you don't see
a use in it, I suspect you don't understand why I (and I suspect
others) will want it.
> A privacy list is not
> something I work every day with and it's not something that would
> require profiling. To me, privacy lists, access control lists, address
> books etc are something I edit once to fit my needs and then only
> occasionally change if the situation changes.
Well, that's fine, and having support for multiple lists in no way
interferes with your use of it in this manner. I don't understand your
sentiment, which appears to be that you don't want it, so no-one else
> Why would I want to block incoming messages of my special friends only
> at home? If this is a realistic use of multiple privacy lists.
Well, for an example: I could want to have a privacy list set up that
blocks those people who only have me in their roster to chat about Psi
when I'm at work, and another that blocks my work contacts when I'm at
home. There are times when communication with some people is desirable
and with others is a distraction. Even without the home/work
distinction, I have friends who have a core group of contacts they'll
always talk to if they're online, and a wider group that they only want
to talk to when they're not busy. This is a powerful feature and while
some people may choose to not use it, some people will find it very
> remember I touched my ICQ block list 4 or 5 times in my whole life.
> Anything else goes with invisible mode and, so we have it, per-contact
> or per-group presences.
Invisibility mode uses privacy lists, so if you want per-contact of
per-group invisibility, this is the way to do it :)
Psi Jabber client maintainer (http://psi.affinix.com/)
Taekwon-do club captain, University of Exeter
Postgraduate Research Student, Computer Science, University Of Exeter
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