Commit 8336a775 authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

add some documentation on the IM stuff

parent 51ad7c50
You can post messages to using a [Jabber]( client
on your computer, mobile phone, or other platform. ([GTalk](,
Google's Jabber program, will also work.) This can be a convenient way to keep
up with your friends on
If you don't already have a Jabber account, you can use GTalk or one of the other
[public Jabber services]( You'll probably also
need an IM client like [Pidgin](
Managing your IM settings
Use the [IM settings](%%action.imsettings%%) page to set your IM preferences. You can add or change your Jabber address and set the flags for Jabber update.
When you add or change your address, you'll receive a message from **%%xmpp.user%%@%%xmpp.server%%** asking you to confirm the change. (You may need to
add %%xmpp.user%%@%%xmpp.server%% to your buddy list *before* changing your IM
settings; this is definitely true for GTalk.)
Sending updates
You send updates by sending messages to %%xmpp.user%%@%%xmpp.server%%. Messages
should be less than 140 characters; longer messages will be truncated.
You can do some minor management of your account through Jabber. These are the
currently-implemented commands:
* **on**: Turn on notifications. You'll receive copies of messages by people
you subscribe to.
* **off**: Turn off notifications. You'll no longer receive Jabber
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