Can't add buddies to iChat list...

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  1. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

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    Currently running Panther on my 15" 1.25 Ghz AlBook...

    When using iChat I am not able to add buddies to my list.. I get this error:

    AIM Error
    Could not add <SCREENNAME> to your buddy list.
    (Feedbag error 17)


    Also, if I start a new chat I can talk to a person for a bit.. but then it removes my enter text box.. so I can't type back.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    it may be important to know if your using a .mac or aim account. if it is AIM, is it happening with the AIM app? you may want to test that out... you may also want to reinstall iChat - should be on the second panther install disk.
     
  3. KBFinFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was adding AIM buddies not .mac buddies... also I had a similar problem under Jaguar.

    Maybe I'll try the reinstall.. any other suggestions?
     
  4. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    let us know how it works out. maybe the AIM buddies have a limiter or preference that doesn't allow some users to add to their buddy list. did you try using AIM to see if you could add buddies in AIM?
     
  5. mateft macrumors member

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    I had this same problem a few days ago. It turned out that i had too many people in my buddy list. I had a bunch of duplicates from doing a mass import from my address-book. So i made ichat show off line buddies, then removed my duplicates.
    (my brother had 3 old screen names that he does not use any more.) Then i was able to add buddies.
     
  6. Stike macrumors 65816

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  7. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    so i guess if you wanted to have more then 170 AOL buddies, you would have to create a new AIM account and launch both iChat and AIM. put all your good buddies on iChat.
     
  8. KBFinFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I was too cool... I deleted some fools I never talk to and my good friends extra 45 screen names and I'm golden.


    Thanks as always!
     

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