I don't know why I'm surprised when LJTalk posting is so fast. It's no surprise it would be much snappier replying than HTTP posting since the response is just a URL sent via IM and there are consequently its a lot smaller than the post response page. I guess I expect it to be somehow "more expensive" to post via XMPP which is ridiculous. I suppose I may just assume there are fewer resources dedicated to making LJTalk posting fast -- which is true, but there's also a lot fewer people using it and it's a lot cheaper. I do kind of wish there was a way to do friends-level setting. I should maybe set up my own bot -- I had some awful subject line configure-post-security thing when I was using post-by-email from the Sidekick and could easily replicate that.