Pidgin introduces spurious uneditable public status message, without user's permission.

Bug #539516 reported by Leo on 2010-03-16
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pidgin
New
Unknown
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

When the satus goes to Away after some idle time, Pidgin changes my status message without user's permisson, without allowing to choose the message, and in a language the user's contacts do not necessarily understand.

From Tools -> Preferences -> Status/Idle

I have:
Auto/Away [check]
Minutes [choose]
Change status [check]
Change status to [choose]

However, I cannot choose which status message it will enforce on my accounts, or to just disable it.

My contacts see a "I'm not here right now", which sound ridiculous for most of my contacts, to which I speak in a language rather than English.

1. There is no menu entry to disable or change that message.

2. After I touch the mouse or the keyboard, the status is restored this status message persists.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 8dd9676589cd4ff8931b9c579ef790e3
CheckboxSystem: 83075ebc7d90de701d72276e79eb150c
Date: Tue Mar 16 12:48:26 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: pidgin 1:2.6.2-1ubuntu7.2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.57-generic
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic i686

Leo (leorolla) wrote :
Leo (leorolla) on 2010-03-29
description: updated
Leo (leorolla) on 2010-03-29
summary: - When the satus goes to Away after some idle time, Pidgin changes my
- status message without user's permisson, without allowing to choose the
- message, and in a language the user's contacts do not necessarily
- understand.
+ Pidgin introduces spurious uneditable public status message, without
+ user's permission.
Leo (leorolla) on 2010-03-29
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
kurt belgrave (trinikrono) wrote :

i can also confirm this

Dr. Kenobi (drkenobi) wrote :

This Bug is still present in Pidgin 2.7.9

MarcRandolph (mrand) on 2011-01-21
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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