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As far as I know, AIM doesn't allow us to choose which buddies we want to watch ("open door", "slam door" sounds).
It assumes that we want to watch *ALL* of them. If you have a lot of buddies, this can be a bit of a nuisance during the peak logon/logoff hours.
The user should be able to define
a subset of buddies which he wants to be notified about.
I want to see whther they are there when I look for them, but I don't want to be notified when I'm not looking.
If there are clones out there that allow this without introducing other handicaps, please let me know.
||PeterSealy: As far as I know there is no Watch List in the current implementation. There is a Buddy list and that's it.
I've re-edited the idea, hoping to make it clearer to you. Now, do you understand why I don't want to take them off my buddy list?
||As there are several AIM clones out there, I'm sure one or more have this functionality.
||You can turn off the sign on/off sounds and assign alerts to your particular buddies in AIM. baked.