Bugs item #1645838, was opened at 2007-01-27 01:53
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Category: win32
Group: 2.0.0 beta 5
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: letolto (letolto)
Assigned to: Mark Doliner (thekingant)
Summary: Contact List deleted

Initial Comment:
I had a serious error with Gaim beta 5

I was trying to sort my contacts into different groups, but it does not go 
anywhere. I couldn't add my existing contacts to different groups. I load my 
ICQ 5.1 and I sort my contacts with no problem. Than I switched back to GAIM 
but I get an error report, and all of my contact were deleted for ever. I tried 
everything but they are gone in Gaim and ICQ to :(

I dont know what to do, leave Gaim, and just use ICQ, or is there any patch or 
fix for Gaim? ...


Comment By: anonuser123 (anonuser123)
Date: 2007-02-20 00:13

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Hi, I just had a partial contact list deletion happen. I am using gaim
2.0.0 beta 6, with Windows XP SP2, with all the newest security updates.

Sequence of events: I had a group named 'Ho-mies', and just for fun and to
emphasize the Ho-ness of the people under that list :-P, I decided to
rename it HO-mies (i.e. capitalize the 'o').

So I right-clicked the group title on the Buddy List window, selected
'Rename' from the pop up menu, and renamed it. When I pressed enter (or
clicked elsewhere, I don't remember), I got like 20 or so error messages.
Like for the original poster, there was one for every contact I lost
presumably, saying the same thing about the maximal number and my list
being full. The result was that I lost a majority of my contacts. There was
no pattern to what I lost that I could tell: there was some I lost that
were online at the time and others that were offline. There was no
alphabetical order to the names that were deleted, since the ones that
remained had ones that started with a's and down to r's, but one that was
deleted started with a 'c'.

Maybe it could be the fact that AIM is having problems with adding new
contacts, but if that is the case, then maybe gaim can not delete the
contacts before it *successfully* is able to re-add the contacts to the
newly renamed group? I'm not a programmer, if by renaming a group, gaim
actually creates a new group, copies the entries, and deletes the old one,
then maybe it can be fixed.. I dunno.

I hope my report is suitably detailed: please comment and I set the flag
to monitor this, if I can help in any other way I will respond


Comment By: letolto (letolto)
Date: 2007-02-03 15:45

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Hi, sorry for the late answer.

Unfortunately I do not remember the error report sent by Gaim, but there
was an error message for every my contact I lost, that there is some
trouble and they can not be added to my list, and it can be caused, because
the maximal limit of my contacts is full... or something like that. 


Comment By: Mark Doliner (thekingant)
Date: 2007-01-27 11:46

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AIM and ICQ have been having problems like this lately.  I suspect it's
just temporary.  What did the error from Gaim say?


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