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breena ♀
from Australia
03 Mar 2012 15:51

Bug?

The "Person is typing" message wont work on my dials when im

chatting to someone who has their feature turned off. Now to me

that is wrong as i have my feature turned on. So even if said person

does not want to see me typing to them i should be able to see

them typing to me as my feature is turned on. Hope this makes sense

Breena


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Blizzard
03 Mar 2012 16:03

re:

> The "Person is typing" message wont work on my dials when
> im chatting to someone who has their feature turned off. Now
> to me that is wrong as i have my feature turned on. So even if
> said person does not want to see me typing to them i should be able to
> see them typing to me as my feature is turned on. Hope this
> makes sense
>
> Breena

Well there's 2 sides to this.. a person should be able to turn it off for two reasons.
a) To stop it from popping up when their chatting to somebody, maybe they don't care if the other person is typing and/or find it annoying..
and b) when they don't want others to know they're typing or not.

Both are applied to each person when it's disabled for only one.
I don't think this is a bug, but maybe the settings should be more specific.

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breena ♀
from Australia
04 Mar 2012 00:33

Re:

Yes perhaps the settings should be more specific.

Not sure how that would work though. But it should only

turn off your own message and not the other persons.


04 Mar 2012 03:47

re: Bug?

It seems you have got it backwards. You can disable to show that you are typing, not the other person. The feature even says "Show, if you are typing".


04 Mar 2012 03:56

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My mistake, it seems you cannot see the other person typing if either you or the other has disabled it.


breena ♀
from Australia
04 Mar 2012 06:10

Re:

Yes, if you have it enabled and the other person has it disabled it

does not show in the dial at all, and that's where i think there is a

mistake.

If you have it enabled then it should work at your end of the dial, if

the other person does not want to see it then they turn theirs off,

its that simple.

It shouldn't work both ways when only one person has it disabled is

what im getting at.


04 Mar 2012 10:26

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Well, the feature does say "Show, if you are typing", thus you can only allow or disallow the other person seeing you are typing. You cannot force the person to show you their typing if they do not want you to see it. If they have it disabled, then you cannot see them typing. This is fine as otherwise it would be a privacy issue.

What I am unsure of is if a person can still see you are typing while the feature is turned for them but not for you.


Blizzard
04 Mar 2012 10:27

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No, if it's disabled for either user it's shut off entirely for both users.
I've already outlined this.


04 Mar 2012 10:33

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Then that's a separate issue. She wants to see the other person typing when they have it off. If they have it of, then she should not, thus it is fine as is now in that regard.


breena ♀
from Australia
04 Mar 2012 10:47

Re:

Ok im really confused now :/

If i have it turned on, it should show me when another person is typing to me.

If i have it off, it should not show me when another person is typing to me.

Right?

Then why if another person has it turned off does it not show me they are typing?

It should just block it from them not me, do you get me?


Tracy!
04 Mar 2012 12:20

lol..

I'm loving this thread...it reminds me kinda of something my nana used to watch: 3 stooges in 'Whos On First' hehe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M


breena ♀
from Australia
04 Mar 2012 12:50

lol

I'm so lost now it doesn't even matter anymore :(


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Dave
04 Mar 2012 14:39

I didn't even know you could control that.

But it seems to me "Person is typing..." is a benefit to the person who sees it, not the person who's typing. So, the setting should be to be able to see it or not. Personally, I like it; mine is turned on. I think that's the default setting. Why would you not want your chat partner to see that you're starting to say something?


05 Mar 2012 00:05

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The feature is called "Show, if you are typing" emphasis added. It is to allow or disallow the other person whom you are conversing with to see if you are typing.


breena ♀
from Australia
05 Mar 2012 01:30

Re:

> Why would you not want your chat
> partner to see that you're starting to say something?

I was chatting to someone who had it turned off, so in turn it didn't show me

that they were typing. But i have mine turned on, so it should show me, it just

shouldn't show them im typing to them. It should not work both ways when only

one person has it turned off.


Chrissie
05 Mar 2012 02:45

re

Think of it this way - they turn it off because they don't want others to see that they are typing at this minute.

So if they have it turned off, and you have it turned on, they kind of win, no?


breena ♀
from Australia
05 Mar 2012 05:11

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> So if they have it turned off, and you have it turned on,
> they kind of win, no?

Yes, that's right. I still don't think it should work that way.

It should work for the person that has it turned on.


05 Mar 2012 06:28

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The way it is set up now is fine. If you have "Show, if you are typing" on but the other person has it off, then you cannot see the other person typing and rightfully so. However, it seems that the other person cannot see you are typing as well even if you have it tuned on and they have it off.

The only thing that should be changed, if anything, is to allow the person who has it off to still be able to see who is typing if the other person has it on.

I would think that in general those who have it off do not mind not being able to see the other person typing if the other person has it on since they themselves do want them seeing when they themselves type.



Counselor ♂
Dave
05 Mar 2012 14:40

I still don't understand why...

...why you would NOT want the other person to know you are typing? All that means is that in a few seconds you're going to see a post by the other person appear in the dialog. For what purpose would a person NOT want their chat partner to know this?


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