[jdev] Invisibility and MUCs

Will Thompson will.thompson at collabora.co.uk
Wed Feb 23 08:17:19 CST 2011

On 22/02/11 20:31, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 2/22/11 1:22 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
>> On 22 February 2011 19:29, Peter Saint-Andre<stpeter at stpeter.im>  wrote:
>>> I fail to see how you can expect to be invisible in public. How can you
>>> be sure that someone won't see your presence in the room? At that point
>>> you've leaked your presence and your invisibility is gone.
>> I don't see why being invisible should preclude selectively revealing
>> myself to certain people or groups of people. If I get found out,
>> that's my problem, it's not a protocol issue.
> I fully agree. I just wonder about people's expectations.

Suppose I'm invisible, and I'm IM-ing both yourself and Matthew about 
XEP-0198, and we realise we should take this discussion to jdev at . By 
joining that room, I know that everyone there will know I'm online; but 
I still don't want everyone else in the world to know I'm online.

Of course, someone in jdev@ could leak my true availability. But so 
could you or Matthew, when I was speaking to you privately.


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