#317 closed defect (obsolete)

Auto-deletion of Off-line Meebo Contacts, preferably

Reported by: Chascon Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 1.0.3
Keywords: Meebo Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
OS version/distro:


Okay, I'm, throwing this in as a Meebo bug (enhancement?), even though Bitlbee does not support Meebo. I assume that I am the first?? that has gotten Bitlbee and Meebo working or the first to report it as I cannot find info on google or your web-page. I assume it needs just a little fine tuning on the dev end, referring to auto-deletion of off-line Meebo contacts.

Here's a run down from my article on Meebo working with Bitlbee, among other "clones".

"Bitlbee Instructions I got Meebo working with Bitlbee too but deleting the continuous stream of contacts --as they log-off-- might be frustrating. Of course, this depends on the amount of traffic your site receives, but if you're getting that much congestion you need another service such as email. I added Meebo to Bitlbee the following way, in a one line command,

  • account add jabber username@…/Home yourPassword

It was also accepted without the "/Home" bit. ... Suffixing ":ssl" disables Bitlbee's ability to log on; Bitlbee reports "Login error: Unable to connect" and signs off --so don't request "ssl". Bitlbee needs a script to automize off-line Meebo contact deletion in real time. The other option would be selectively allow off-line Meebo contacts show presence on the roster. Thus, one could manually delete them as they take off-line status (assuming that Meebo contact names are not recycled in which case rendering deletion unnecessary). This might be manageable if "only Meebo contacts" show as off-line, as enabling off-line visibility for all IM accounts would become unmanageable; This, due to the sheer number of off-line contacts at any given time and the needle in the haystack scenario contact deletion involves. To lighten this quandary, perhaps unix commands could be enabled, such as

"blist all | grep" or the more native feeling "blist xaccount" to list all xaccount contacts (ie., "blist msn" or "blist accountCode" as in "blist 0")."


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comment:1 Changed at 2007-09-03T20:16:26Z by Chascon

On the grep search feature, I stand corrected.

"blist all | grep" works and lists all hotmail account be they on-line or off.

Thanks! Chascon

comment:2 Changed at 2007-09-03T20:23:18Z by Chascon

scratch that. I've at this too long.


comment:3 Changed at 2007-09-16T02:16:03Z by Chascon

scratch meaning my last post, not the feature request.


comment:4 Changed at 2007-10-11T00:06:30Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Auto-deletion when? You can try a recent (non-1.0.x) version. It has a way better Jabber module that should handle roster pushed properly. If the JAbber server tells BitlBee to remove a buddy from the list, it will now actually do that.

Please reopen if I didn't get your question correctly.

comment:5 Changed at 2008-07-08T18:03:58Z by Chascon

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

What I mean is that Meebo contacts should be auto-deleted as they log off, at least in one particular case (read on). You see Meebo offers word-press widgets so that people browsing one's website can IM with one. This happens auto-magically. The problem is that as they surf away, their presence sticks, off-line albeit. This leads to a long list of off-line contacts that one has to manually delete, so why not automate this?

I understand that auto-deletion doesn't isn't practical for everyone's needs, so might there be an auto-deletion mode that one might be able to turn on and off?

comment:6 Changed at 2014-07-07T11:37:43Z by dx

Resolution: obsolete
Status: reopenedclosed

aaaand meebo doesn't exist anymore. RIP.

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