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zachtib
October 25th, 2006, 07:12 PM
currently, we can set an ICQ#, AIM, Yahoo, and MSN ID in our profile, but seeing as this is a Linux forum, I'm guessing a fair number of us use Jabber, and I was wondering if it could be added to the contact info.

Roger Mudd
October 25th, 2006, 08:03 PM
I don't use Jabber (yet), but have also noticed the ironic omission of an open source chat protocol.

ubuntu-geek
October 25th, 2006, 08:44 PM
This has been talked about many times. jabber isnt built into the software we use here, if a plugin is coded we will add it in.

Coding one ourselves is the least of our worries right now.

Roger Mudd
October 25th, 2006, 09:46 PM
I think ubuntu-geek is implying that we need to be patient ;-)
Here's (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=193106&postcount=13) a thread that may shed some light on the situation. It's dated May 2005.
Of course, it's October 2006 and we're now using vBulletin 3.6.2. How's that for patience ;-)

Jenda
October 26th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Or, if you wish, you may code a vBulletin plugin for Jabber - that'll solve the issue just fine :)

BTW, there is a bug reported for this: https://launchpad.net/products/ubuntuforums.org/+bug/59146
(/me whistles innocently)

Roger Mudd
October 26th, 2006, 07:16 PM
The post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=193106&postcount=13) I linked to above indicates that Jabber support was implemented in vBulletin 3.5. Is that not the case?

As to your comment:


Or, if you wish, you may code a vBulletin plugin for Jabber - that'll solve the issue just fine

Alas, I am not a programmer. My chosen profession is marketing. So let's stick to to our guns here. Maybe you could write the plug-in and I'll tell everyone about it ;-)

Jenda
October 26th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Marketing? What a coincidence :)
Feel free to have a look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam - we can always use help :) If you're interested, don't hesitate to contact me personally with any questions.
I am not a marketing professional - just an enthusiast. I study law.