[Standards-JIG] Re: User display extended presence

Remko Troncon remko.troncon at cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Sat Mar 19 07:51:38 UTC 2005

> I was always under the impression that MSN users did this as a 
> workaround for
> having no other way to set status messages.

Sometimes, they want to change the nickname to reflect the current 
state they are in.
For example, would i be visiting italy, i could use 'spikerini' instead 
of 'spike'. But when i want to do that, i use a status message too; as 
it is some kind of temporary 'status' i have. A real 'nickname' doesn't 
change (you don't even decide that yourself, but hey, let's not get 
technical), but you can make variations depending on your status, so i 
personally don't see a need for 'easy changing of nicknames' if status 
changes is all you do.


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