So, the problem is that some chat buddies send chat lines a lot or too often. A typical example:
Chad McChaddy: Hi mate Me: Hi Chad: Could you take a look at problem XYZ? ABC is not working. Me: K, checking... Chad: It's actually working sometimes Chad: But Chad: sometimes it's not Chad: For example Chad: just now Chad: Have you looked into it yet? Chad: ping (and so on)
I don't want to be cruel and block my buddy outright. I just need a little button or command that can turn off notification on the chat window so further messages from Chad don't cause a notification (blinking icon, sound, whatever) and distract me. For some reason, I don't see this feature in Kopete or Pidgin or Empathy.