[OTR-dev] gaim-otr art

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at dreskin.net
Sat Oct 28 11:06:07 EDT 2006

On Oct 28, 2006, at 2:51 AM, Paul Wouters wrote:

> The images on the
> buttons are very carefully chosen. Grey means "we don't know for sure
> who this is", multiple grey people mean "others you dont know might  
> read
> this". The one yellow coloured person means "only this known verified
> person can read this".  Those images can not be replaced by other  
> imagery
> without discussion on whether the new images still clearly convey that
> message.

(I haven't used gaim-otr; I use OTR within Adium).

How are the meaning of those images established?  While locked/ 
unlocked is intuitive (however inaccurate, as you describe), grey /  
multiple grey / one yellow doesn't mean anything to me offhand.

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