[IRCServices Coding] feature request: instant messanger fields

Ganja51 ganja51 at lcirc.net
Mon Dec 29 16:30:12 PST 2003

And protocols such as these often change as well. I know IMServ often has
problems working with AIM simply due to the fact AIM keeps changing it's
protocols. These protocols are undocumented as well, which makes it a lot of
work for so very little. I'm not saying it's a useless feature, but I agree
that it would be far to much work to incorporate and maintain.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig McLure" <Craig at chatspike.net>
To: <ircservices-coding at ircservices.za.net>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: RE: [IRCServices Coding] feature request: instant messanger

> well, i regard it as 'totally useful' and i'm sure others would do the
same, and this has nothing to do with the email protocol.. what it _DOES_
have to do with is the ICQ / YIM / MSN / AIM protocols, all complex, and
most undocumented. ICQ Pager works by taking a HTTP POST from a website, and
has been prooven un-reliable, as its simple enouigh for users to press an
'Off' button on them, as they are mostly used for spam. Also there is a high
chance that you will get a page informing you that the message send has
failed. And as i was saying, this would take a conciderable ammount of
coding, for something that will rarely be used.
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> >I think you have not understood my proposal, and even if this is a major
change the way you judge its usefulness is totally wrong, plus what's
protocol documentation has to do with a simple email?
> >And unless you got something smart to say don't say it.
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: ircservices-coding-bounces at ircservices.za.net
[mailto:ircservices-coding-bounces at ircservices.za.net] On Behalf Of Craig
> >Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 2:24 AM
> >To: ircservices-coding at ircservices.za.net
> >Subject: Re: [IRCServices Coding] feature request: instant messanger
> >
> >(Sorry this went to the wrong list..)
> >
> >i think that 'IM Fields' is a very significant change for something so
minor. The MSN, AOL and Y! protocols arnt documented, yet those and the ICQ
protocol are _VERY_ complex in the way they work, and it all seems kinda
> >
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