Hi again devs,
My attempt to remove the guy from my list after nearly a week of him
not appearing online and not sending me messages was far from optimal
It was probably unwise of me but I removed him from my contact list by
going in the Contacts section of Gmail and deleting him there. If
Gmail chat or Google Talk was online at the time, it would've (almost)
immediately removed him from its contact list. I logged in both of
them afterwards and, as expected, he was not there. Unfortunately, SIP
Communicator didn't remove him and he's still in its contact list
after me going online and offline numerous times.
Then I tried to remove him from the SIP Communicator contact list using its UI.
The strange thing I had to do here when I right-clicked on the contact
was that I had to select the remove action from a menu related to
sub-contacts (I'm translating from Bulgarian here so I may be
inaccurate in the terms) i.e. I had to use two levels of menus. I find
it quite a complex UI behavior because I haven't done anything to
merge two contacts into one and there is just one contact there
anyway. Moreover, I haven't been exposed to Contacts and MetaContacts
as a user in any way by now.
After triggering the remove action and confirming it in the respective
dialog, I was presented with an error dialog with the following
Failed to remove JabberContact[id = <Contact name removed for privacy
@gmail.com, isPersistent = false, isResolved = false] from its
The exception it gave me after following the "More info >>" link was:
Failed to remove JabberContact[ firstname.lastname@example.org,
isPersistent=false, isResolved=false] from its protocol provider.
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
... 1 more
I know I can go to the contact list XML file and delete his entry there.
On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Lubomir Marinov <email@example.com> wrote:
What bothers me the most here is that after accepting the request of
the person who added me to their contact list and getting notified
that I've been allowed to add him to my contact list, he still remains
in the group NotInContactList and I have to restart the application to
see him in my contact list and not in the group NotInContactList.
On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Lubomir Marinov > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi fellow usability experts,
I'm sharing a few observations bellow on me being added as a contact by
someone new in Google Talk.
When someone who I don't have in my Google Talk contact list adds me to
their contact list, I get asked to accept that. What I don't like about it
is that (not necessarily in any order of severity):
- it showed me a dialog with a lock which I can somehow associate with
privacy but it's too vague and I totally don't think of adding a contact,
- it showed just the address of the person and no details such as name,
- it didn't offer me a way to send a message to that person asking him who
he is, what he wants with me
- after I accepted the operation, I was almost immediately notified that he
has accepted my adding him as a contact in my contact list. I was surprised
(like I was surprised upon my previous encounters with that dialog) because
I did not request such a thing.
- the lock image used in the two dialogs is somewhat not right because it
has some whitish shadow or something as it can be seen in the attached
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