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Old 10-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Strange things with Pidgin.


Hi people.
Some of you will probably laugh at this, but I simply cannot change my Nickname in MSN using the Pidgin messenger on my Fedora 7.

Here's the deal. When booting in WinXP, and using crappy Live Messenger there, I have no problems whatsoever - I can change my nick to whatever I like. In Pidgin, however (and even Gaim on Solaris Sparc machine that I use in school), I cant change the nickname. Whatever I put in the settings, the only nickname that I can have is a nick that I used like a month ago, that I no longer even use when using WinXP/Live MSN.

What's the deal?
Am I missing something?
A MSN-server/protocol thing or what?
I simply wonder where this old nickname is registered and why I can't put it away, no matter what I write in my Pidgin/Gaim settings (I save settings, of course, and the chosen nick name appears in my preferences - but NOT to people who see me online, but they see the old nick).

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-19-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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go to accounts>(account name here)>edit account, and change your local alias
 
Old 10-20-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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go to accounts>(account name here)>edit account, and change your local alias
Like stated, that was exactly what I was doing (although I reffered to it as "account preferences") and it didn't work.
However, now I noticed that there is an odd option in Pidgin (and Gaim), called "Set friendly name", in every msn-accounts submenu. After changin it there, rather than in local alias - settings, solves the problem. But now I remain in wonder what the local alias setting itself is good for... Oh well...
 
Old 10-20-2007, 03:10 AM   #4
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I have always changed the local alias and it always works, the friendly name never worked for me
 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Actually, it does work. But by setting a local alias you just don't see the change in your online nickname.

Delete all text from your local alias and you should be able to see what your REAL (well, online) nickname is. The other one is, as stated, local.
 
  


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