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Different away messages for different people?


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