If nick is taken try adding a "_"
Submitted by Ted Gould
Assigned to Telepathy bugs list
Created attachment 14717 Patch to telepathy idle 0.1.2
Basically this is a small patch that adds to the nick taken callback to add on characters to the nick so that you can eventually log in.
If you're using Ubuntu you can try it by using the version in my PPA: http://launchpad.net/~ted-gould/+archive
Patch 14717, "Patch to telepathy idle 0.1.2":