BeeJive Push While Logged into Adium... Confusion!

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  1. CBJammin103 macrumors regular

    CBJammin103

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    Is anyone else somehow massively confused by what's going on when logged into a desktop (Adium) AIM account while having BeeJive Push AIM IMs?

    Can someone explain how the system decides which IMs to push and which ones go to which client? It seems like I'm randomly not getting IMs pushed or randomly not receiving IMs on one client. Or that I'm getting "double IMs." Sorry to sound so vague, but I feel like there are a lot of variables and then some random bugginess going into this situation.

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  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Something to do with which one has an away message up... Either way, why are you logged in the same account twice? Kinda redundant isnt it?
     
  3. marksman macrumors 603

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    I do wish this was handled more elegently somehow.

    It is not redundant. I use my computer throughout the day and my phone. Ideally I would like all messages to go to both places ot be honest.. but I don't see that happening.

    I am not going to manually log off every time I step away from my computer for 2 minutes or stop using my phone.

    Ultimately there will need to be a more elegant solution to this. To be honest, I would not mind using a beejive web page to do my computer IM'ing if it meant I was synched up.
     
  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Make it so AIM will only allow one log in at a time. So when the 2nd one signs on, it signs the first one off. That will make it so your messages always goes to the device you are currently using.
     
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Hmm... Cant you just log in and have them both set to available? Would it send to both of them then? I never tried it, but thats how it always worked on AIM.
     
  6. CBJammin103 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am honestly bewildered by the system, and I think it's partially AOL's implementation that makes it confusing. Adding in BeeJive's preferences, Adium's preferences, etc. etc. makes this very complicated for some reason.

    From what I can tell, if I set Adium to "Available," BeeJive will NOT get IMs pushed if it is set to "Auto Away." And if both are "Away," both clients will get the IM (including the push notification to the iPhone). So....

    1) Adium Away, BeeJive Away - Adium gets IM, iPhone gets push
    2) Adium Available, Beejive Away - Only Adium gets IM
    3) Adium Away, Beejive Available - Only Beejive gets IM / push
    4) Adium Available, Beejive Available - Unreliable, seems sporadic to me
    5) Anything Invisible - Unreliable (???)

    I'm not sure this is correct, but can anyone verify this or at least part of it? Keep in mind that with the AIM app, this isn't the same (wtf??? seriously...) and with other protocols (Google Talk, etc.) it is completely unrelated to this. :eek:
     
  7. reelbgpunk macrumors member

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    I too am very confused about this. It is even more confusing with gchat and fb chat too. I think I'm going to do some experimenting later to try to figure this out.
     
  8. adster macrumors regular

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    Well, I was doing some tests and found just about all of those to be true. Number 4 struck me as kind of odd...What I noticed is this:
    If I connect to Beejive with Adium AWAY, IM's get pushed ONLY to Beejive, not Adium. Now, switch from away to Available on Adium and IM's get pushed to both devices.
     
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Why not make separate screen names for each one? If you're away on Adium, post your iPhone screen name in that away message. That's what i do.
     
  10. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but that's counter intuitive.
     
  11. reelbgpunk macrumors member

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    Yeah I don't think two is the way to go, for me anyway.
     
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    It keeps you from having to ask questions like the thread starter is doing. Keeps you from getting IM's where you don't want them. Makes you not miss IM's where you do want them. Sounds perfect to me.
     

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