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Fix nickname changing in chat

Last year, a Google Code-in student added support for changing your nickname in chat using the /nick command. This mostly works, but sometimes doesn't update the clients knowledge of your new nickname for highlighting and incoming message alerts.

Debug the nickname changing code to identify why this is happening and implement a fix (which is likely only a few lines of Javascript).

You may find looking through the 3rd party nickchange plugin useful to identify what they do differently from our "/nick" command.

Task tags

  • xmpp
  • javascript
  • chat

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Task type

  • code Code
  • done_all Quality Assurance