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Offline mirandatestit

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Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« on: 02 08 2021, 20:46:00 »
Hi,

since a few weeks there are Strange/unknown nicknames appearing in my contact list which I always have to delete to make them disappear.

I guess there must be a Anti-Spam option or similar in Miranda for avoiding showing up nicknames I did not authorize.
Can anyone tell me where I can enable such an option?

Thanks and kind regards
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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #1 on: 02 08 2021, 21:10:37 »
Install and set up StopSpam plugin
« Last Edit: 02 08 2021, 21:12:27 by dartraiden »
 
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Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #2 on: 02 08 2021, 21:14:02 »
Thanks for your answer!

Seriously, is there no option in Miranda that can be activated to show only those contacts that have been authorized?

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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #3 on: 02 08 2021, 21:15:22 »
Many protocols (for example, ICQ and upcoming Telegram) have no concept of authorization at all
 
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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #4 on: 02 08 2021, 21:19:29 »
In Jabber, for example, you can set up a privacy list and ignore auth requests and also messages from contacts without subscription.
This is built-in Jabber feature described by https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0016.html
« Last Edit: 02 08 2021, 21:22:15 by dartraiden »
 

Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #5 on: 02 08 2021, 21:31:07 »
Thanks, I installed the plugin you mentioned!

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Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #6 on: 03 08 2021, 19:35:19 »
Hi,

unfortunately, the problem occurs again when Miranda is restarted. If my chat partner is ONLINE in Miranda (ICQ protocol) before I start Miranda NG, the contact is displayed ONLINE. If the contact is not online yet, but later or leaves the chat and comes back, he is also shown as OFFLINE, but can chat with me.

Interesting: If I call up profile details for this "offline" contact in Miranda NG, he suddenly appears correctly as online in the Miranda NG chat window. Nothing changes after I uninstalled and reinstalled Miranda NG today.

With ICQ NEW, on the other hand, everything is displayed correctly. This is really a pity that in Miranda NG suddenly the described problem appears, after many years everything worked correctly.

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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #7 on: 03 08 2021, 20:43:37 »
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f my chat partner is ONLINE in Miranda (ICQ protocol) before I start Miranda NG, the contact is displayed ONLINE. If the contact is not online yet, but later or leaves the chat and comes back, he is also shown as OFFLINE, but can chat with me.
It's known problem
https://github.com/miranda-ng/miranda-ng/issues/2940

unfortunately, at the moment, there are no active developers who can fix it
 
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Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #8 on: 03 08 2021, 21:51:55 »
Thank you!

But what I do not understand: Why does this problem occur only meanwhile and not before?

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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #9 on: 03 08 2021, 21:52:37 »
Something changed on the server side
 

Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #10 on: 04 08 2021, 06:32:32 »
If this would cause the problem I described, my chat partner (also Miranda NG + ICQ protocol) would have the same problem:
I would also have to be displayed OFFLINE in Miranda, although I am online.

Obviously, other factors seem to play a role too.

To test my thesis, I uninstalled the current release and took the following version:
Miranda NG 0.95.11.22102 (ICQ 0.95.11.6).

As expected, the problem that an ONLINE contact is displayed OFFLINE does not appear with this one (Miranda NG 0.95.11.22102 (ICQ 0.95.11.6).)



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mirandatestit
« Last Edit: 04 08 2021, 07:17:06 by mirandatestit »
 

Offline Tragen

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #11 on: 10 08 2021, 10:56:22 »
I have a similar problem since a week.
But not with strange names. I have a lot of contacts online that are offline since many years.
When I write them, they go offline and when I look at the history, it's empty, but the history wasn't empty last week.
All contacts with this problem are ICQ only.
 

Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #12 on: 10 08 2021, 15:45:42 »
Fixed already, see commits from August 6-10.
 

Offline mirandatestit

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Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #13 on: 10 08 2021, 18:45:50 »
Has "my" problem, that an ONLINE contact is displayed OFFLINE been fixed too?

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Offline dartraiden

Re: Strange/unknown nicknames in contact list
« Reply #14 on: 10 08 2021, 19:19:19 »
Upgrade to developer version and test it :) the more people test it, the sooner the fix lands to the stable version.