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  1. #1
    Icarus
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    Different away messages for different people?
    Ever hear of this? Hype.it seems to think it would be an applescript, but I'd be damned if I could figure that out.
    See, the reason I'd like to try and do this is the following -

    My mommy just got AIM, right? With the sole purpose of keeping in touch with her baby while he's away at college.

    So when I'm away from my computer and I put up an away message like, "drinking..." (I'm talking about soda pop) I can't have her see that, now can I? (she might think I was drinking something I shouldn't!

    So I'd rather her see something like, "studying" or something. Anybody know how?

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    In iChat click the phrase under your screen name and choose custom from the pull down menu, you can do that with both online and away messages

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    yeah... but he wants a different message for everyone... so one person sees "i'm away" another "i'm out drinking". But the same message to those same people every time.

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    Who are you trying to fool, any parent that tries to prevent their kid from drinking in college needs a clue.

    Honestly though, I've never heard of something like that, I just never put up away messages.

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    WilliS
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    rofl

    in my opinion put "BUSY" and be done with it lol


    or make up code words with your friends if you are that paranoid...

    Studying = drinking
    studying = actually studying... your mom would never notice

    a capital letter is the difference between straight A's and puking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliS
    rofl
    Right! :p

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    I say you don't put up drinking at all, and just stick with one away message.

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    Icarus
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    it'd just be super cool to figure out how to do, me thinks.

  9. #9
    jaetique
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    Maybe you should go with "quenching thirst".
    Or something like that. Who's to know what you're doing anyway? I usually just stick with a general message.

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