How do you group your IM contacts?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jasonbot, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    #1
    I use adium and am running out of space grouping my contacts, I need some original ideas. The problem is that my current system is pretty biased.

    Currently I use a ranking system that is as follows:
    N00bs
    Peons
    1337 H4x0rz


    the latter is t3h group to be in.

    So how about you?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    lol

    I suppress the display of groups, keep all contacts from all services together, organize by status, and then alphabetize.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I used to not have any groups at all, just like mkrishnan, but I currently have my contacts in 5 groups. I help with the youth ministry program at my church, so I have a group of current kids, another for those who have graduated, another for the adults that help out, and then a friends group and an "others" group. Works well for me.
     
  4. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for that, No groups, organized by status and offline ones hidden.
     
  5. jones14 macrumors member

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    #5
    I have 2

    Friends
    Individuals (Adium default)

    Not too exciting
     
  6. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Just hide offline contacts and then alphabetically (although I do divide Family and friends, but nothing to big) sort the contacts. Pretty common.
     
  7. jng macrumors 65816

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    #7
    I guess I'm pretty boring.

    - (work group)
    - college friends
    - hometown/high school friends
    - german friends
    - family
    - other
     
  8. After G macrumors 68000

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  12. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I need help. Is there a way to purge names that have not been online for long time like 7-8 years.
    Also how to you even rename groups in Adium and how can you even organize them!!!!??? I must know theres some pruning to be done for me.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #13
    Why do you list the bots?
     
  14. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    It is just the category I put my twitter thingy in, and I listed it for the sake of listing it.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    #16
    Just like this:

    Yummy Boys I want to sleep with
    Yucky Boys I don't want to sleep with
    Girls
     
  16. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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  17. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I've got one big group with everyone called "Online Buddies", then I have the automatically generated "Recent Buddies", which contains people who have IM'd me, but I don't like enough to actually add to my real buddy list.
     
  18. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #19
    lol, thats good! But how do you create the auto generated group?
     
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