[Standards] Privacy list: advertised status

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 13 20:27:39 UTC 2007

Mickaël Rémond wrote:
> Hello,
> Le 13 févr. 07 à 17:01, Remko Tronçon a écrit :
>>> What seems important however, is to be able to define what the 
>>> presence-out
>>> should be (and not only to block it).
>> I don't really get it. Why don't you just send a DND presence out ?
>> What benefit would there be in a server transforming your presence
>> packets (over, say, sending out DND and then blocking all presence
>> out, although i don't see the use there either) ? Can you maybe give a
>> concrete use case?
> Concrete use case is for example if you want to be available to your 
> closest coworker (that see your real status). You want to advertise your 
> familly member that you are working on a given topic and that they 
> should not disturb you (but they can if they really need to). Other 
> people see you offline.
> You can reverse the situation. You are in vacation and connected. You 
> are invisible for most of your coworker, online but with a status 
> stating that you are on vacation and should not be disturbed and free 
> for chat for other users.

Realistically, do typical end users want to manage that level of 
complexity? I doubt it. Maybe some power users do, but they are rare. 
And let's not forget that you can always have multiple accounts...


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