[jdev] Wordpress plugin

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Mar 25 15:57:10 CDT 2008

Sander Devrieze wrote:
> 2008/3/25, Remko Tronçon <remko at el-tramo.be>:
>>  I get about 600 messages a day, i couldn't imagine the horror of
>>  getting them all in a linear list of jabber messages from one contact.
>>  Moreover, I would constantly have my 'new message' icon blinking all
>>  day, so I would start ignoring the icon, and important *real* IM
>>  traffic wouldn't reach me in real time.
> There is a simple 2-steps solution for that ;-)
> 1) Make sure the notification service sends messages of the type
> 'normal' and not 'chat'. The latter is only meant for chat. The first
> is more like email.

IMHO the notifications should be sent using type='headline'

>>  But anyway, enough ranting. I could see blog posts (etc.) getting
>>  inside an IM client, if they would be tied to a contact (i.e. if they
>>  are published via PEP).
> Yes, "User Blogging" is definitely some XEP that is missing IMO.
> Currently people abuse (IMO) presence state messages for sharing
> interesting URLs, things they are doing, and so forth. IMO this
> presence state message should only be used to tell e.g. you'll be back
> in 5 minutes.
> User Blogging feature wish:
> * Twitter style blogging
> * support for tags (so your contacts can opt to subscribe to only a
> specific tag)
> * clients will be able to provide a separate interface with history
> * SoC 2009 project for integration with Wordpress B-)

Those sound like good features. Especially tagging.

>> The difference with the other PEP stuff coming
>>  into clients today is that, for the blog case, you probably want to be
>>  able to turn off auto-subscription for a certain number of contacts
>>  (as opposed to e.g. tune information, where it doesn't really matter,
>>  as it doesn't interrupt you).
> I think clients just should provide an interface that does not annoys
> the user with every blog update. E.g., it can display a simple
> *non-blinking* icon next to the contact in the roster to indicate that
> there are new blog posts of this contact.

Yes, some of this is "just" good interface design. Not that I know
anything about that. ;-)


Peter Saint-Andre

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