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johnnyringo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I hope this is the right place to post this question. I usually sign on to YIM as invisible to everyone. I've noticed that when I choose to appear online to someone, all of a sudden, I appear online to half my buddy list. Does this mean they are all the same person with different usernames?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Should be on yahoo support boards Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Someone moved this thread to General for you, johnny.
Please don't mind the back seat mods. Smile

I think the position is that you cannot appear as online to some and invisible to others, so if you go online, all your contacts can see you. The ones appearing in your list with an orange face are those who are also online.

No doubt someone will step in if I am wrong or explaining badly. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You don't need Yahoo to sneak into YIM; Trillian will do it too and "see" you even when you want to be hidden. It will also "see" Skype users no matter their status and there are more programs like it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

With the newer versions of YIM you can appear as online to some and invisible to others. You have to right-click everyone in your contact list to set them to appear "permanently invisible" for this user. If you just go online as "invisible to everyone" this will sometimes muddle up if there are connection or server errors, ending up in you being visible to everyone but those manually set to "appear permanently invisible".

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johnnyringo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Eight wrote:
No doubt someone will step in if I am wrong or explaining badly. Smile

I told you so. Laughing


Don, I didn't know that. Thanks. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I didn't know that either. Thanks for helping me out so quickly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you. Smile I was wondering whether I should really post this info.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I never knew about what Bill said about Trillian either. Learn something new every day.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And the worst part? It never stops Laughing keeps me going Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yazak is a neat program for Yahoo chatting, especially for accessing rooms instead of peer-to-peer chat. But my favourite is Gaim, now named Pidgin. Excellent tool for managing all your YIM, MSN, AOL, Skype etc. contacts!

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