iChat Has Trouble Updating Away Messages?

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    New York
    #1
    I seem to have stumbled across something interesting with regards to iChat.

    It seems it does not update/refresh an away message of a buddy who goes from one away message directly to another without becoming available first.

    I noticed my roommate's and also my girlfriend's away messages were old, and when I asked them about it they said they had in fact changed it. I was confused, so i hopped on Adium and saw that some of the away messages iChat was displaying were in fact, old.

    To test this i had my girlfriend, who uses Gaim on her PC go from one away message to another, and iChat did not recognize the change while Adium did. Same thing with my roommate who also uses gaim, and the same thing with other friends who use iChat and Adium.

    Is this a known limitation of iChat that I just didn't know about?
     
  2. allenmertes macrumors member

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    South Bend, IN
    #2
    I've experienced the exact same issue with just one buddy on my list. I have tried to find a solution but haven't come up with anything yet. I'd be very interested to hear what is causing this also.
     
  3. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    New York
    #3
    Is that buddy the only one on your list that uses a Gaim based AIM client?
     

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