[Operators] Google status?

Jack L. Frost fbt at fleshless.org
Wed Aug 13 19:24:23 UTC 2014

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 09:00:07PM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> A cynical person could also make a counter-strike: display some warning
> popup in the regular XMPP clients each time somebody tries to start a
> new chat with a user @gmail.com and doesn't receive a response in 2
> minutes.  "Warning: the person you have tried to contact uses gmail.com.
>  It is possible that their account has been migrated to the Hangouts
> platform and that Google has silently discarded chats you send them.
> Please click here for a help page you can email to your contact to fix
> their account."

Equipping XMPP clients with special code to handle gmail accounts is an
extremely ugly solution to the problem. Even doing that server-side is
slightly better, really. But only slightly.

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