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    No box for jabber?

    In the options is there no box for the jabber IM.

    Maybe one of those
    AIM Screen Name:
    Yahoo! Messenger Handle:

    can be renamed to Jabber?

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    Re: No box for jabber?

    This is pretty heavily built into the forum framework. It would be possible to change that, but then the millions of people who use aim, yahoo, msn, or ICQ would be out of luck. I personally don't know anyone who uses jabber, but a lot who use the other 4, and while my experience isn't the gospel, I'd imaginve Jabber is used less than the other 4. So for our purposes, it doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Quote Originally Posted by panickedthumb
    This is pretty heavily built into the forum framework. It would be possible to change that, but then the millions of people who use aim, yahoo, msn, or ICQ would be out of luck. I personally don't know anyone who uses jabber, but a lot who use the other 4, and while my experience isn't the gospel, I'd imaginve Jabber is used less than the other 4. So for our purposes, it doesn't make any sense.

    I think it strongley changes from where on earth you are and whit the type of people you have contact.

    I do not know anyone who use AIM or Yahoo. And the few who still where using ICQ have almost all gone to MSN and a few to jabber. Most of my contacts are using MSN but jabber is on the 2th place.

    The only numbers of users I have found it this press relase of the Jabber Foundation of september 2003 where the say there are more jabber users then ICQ users.
    http://www.jabber.org/press/2003-09-22.shtml

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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Quote Originally Posted by walterBE
    In the options is there no box for the jabber IM.

    Maybe one of those
    AIM Screen Name:
    Yahoo! Messenger Handle:

    can be renamed to Jabber?
    It's not simply a matter of renaming, and if it were, I wouldn't suggest we rename the four most popular IM protocols. Those protocols are actually tied into the system, and if we were using Windows XP - you could IM to a person from the forums.

    We can talk to the admin about adding a jabber protocol, but I am not supportive of the idea of renaming or moving one of the current IM protocols to jabber.
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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Hmm, maybe jabber could be added, maybe replacing another IM is not necessary? Jabber is an open protocol, so this is obviously for me to use it. Maybe there is another way to add this protocol box on this forum?
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    Re: No box for jabber?

    I'm fairly sure that AIM and ICQ are the same network now (meaning they could be combined). At the least I can message people using ICQ while only having an AIM account signed in

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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Quote Originally Posted by doclivingston
    I'm fairly sure that AIM and ICQ are the same network now (meaning they could be combined). At the least I can message people using ICQ while only having an AIM account signed in
    They are combined as far as being able to message between users, but the actual protocols are still quite different. If we combine them, we'd have to choose one protocol to use - thus leaving off the other protocol.
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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Actually it doesn't look like it's that big a hassle to add a Jabber field.

    From the vBulletin boards:

    Quote Originally Posted by bahbah
    I would like to add Jabber (for example) to the registration/profile forms on my forums.

    Is this possible ? thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Bunce
    You can create a profile field for that:

    Admin CP -> User Profile Fields -> Add New User Profile Field
    This is something I would really like to see here on the boards, as this promotes the use of yet another free software protocol :).

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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Once and if Vbulletin adds support for jabber we will activate it. I have yet to find a "hack" to make jabber work with vbulletin..
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    Re: No box for jabber?

    Why use Vbulletin, when it doesn't support the free protocol IM, Jabber? Are we trying to promote freedom or not?
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