[jdev] Do Not Disturb, Directed Presence, etc

Pedro Melo melo at co.sapo.pt
Tue Jul 1 05:31:50 CDT 2008

On Jul 1, 2008, at 10:57 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Remko Tronçon <remko at el-tramo.be>  
> wrote:
>>> - A responds to B's reply with an auto-responder whining about being
>>> disturbed.
>> I have yet to discover another use of auto-responders except annoying
>> ...
> I agree with pretty much all of Remko's post.

I do too... The question is what should bot authors do to prevent  
problems, and given that some client authors will say "our clients  
want this", what should the guidelines be to said authors, to prevent  
message loops.

Do you need a email-like Precedence header (like tagging messages as  
Dave suggested) or checking <identity> to see if we are talking to  
something that claims to be human is enough?

Just because you, remko, and me don't like auto-replies, doesn't make  
them go away, that's my fear.

Best regards,
HIId: Pedro Melo
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