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Many have asked about the nifty little offline/online graphics that each guru has in their signature line.

 

There is a custom bit of software that we have installed on a dedicated server and are now offering it to all our clients to use for free.

 

If you would like to use the offline/online in your sig line, your web pages or whatever please feel free to do so. We did not code the software, its GNU freeware, we are simply providing the server on which it runs.

 

To use this you need to go to;

 

http://www.tchstatus.com:8080

 

And follow the simple instructions.

 

Enjoy!

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Never mind ... I finally figured it out ... but it wasn't intuitive!

;-)

kw

Could you let some of us who're getting the same problem how you fixed it?

 

Would much appreciate it.

:)

 

 

 

Thanks,

Jennifer ;)

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Wow, thanks Head Guru Bill! This is a test. I think. I AM online on my AIM account, but I don't know if it will work!

 

;) Jennifer

 

 

Huh, it says I'm offline.

 

Ok, that was a Privacy issue in my iChat... just selected to make my privacy level allow anyone. Whew, thanks for the help!

Rock Sign

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As Jennifer said, sorta, you have to set your IM settings to allow anyone to see that you are online. If you only let your buddies see your status then the little program can't see that you are online.

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Update to my previous question. I found a service to use for this. But will TCh offer this service to use for MSN, since 1) I found that the other services msn button looks like !""#&!" and 2) i figure it will go faster if all icons are from same server?

 

-Thomas

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As Jennifer said, sorta, you have to set your IM settings to allow anyone to see that you are online. If you only let your buddies see your status then the little program can't see that you are online.

Well, that kinda makes it a grrr (frustrating, not angry) situation... If you have folks on your ignore list, then you are disabling that list as you can ONLY have it set to allow EVERYONE to see you.

 

Oh well... trade offs are a part of life :)

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How does one set this up on your own domain. TCH's one is down and causes problems for me on my site so I wanna set mine up so that I know it will always be online ! Could I have help setting it up please ?

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I have only been with TCH for the past week or so, but i can honestly say that it has been one of my best decisions. Thanx again.

 

Well that didn't exactly work the first time! ;)

 

Thanks once again.

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any chance that server is loaded...i'm getting broken images and sometimes an incorrect status. Its either that, or the server thats on has some packet loss coming towards my isp...i wouldn't doubt it...my isp is p00p. Just started happening in the past few days.

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We are aware of the load issues on the status server.

 

I have another server up and ready to take over, I just have not found the time to move the data to the new server.

 

I will "try" to get that done today/tonight.

 

Bill

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Just whenever you get time Bill, We aint in a rush. :)

 

Better get some sleep if your planning on doing it tonight lol.

 

You gonna be got a sleeping disorder like I have (NetAddict), and get where you can't fall asleep. :(

 

Ty for letting us know though. :)

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I just have the problem where when I lay down looking at my computer screen it is like a magnet. :)

 

I might have fly DNA in me, Would explain my attraction to the blue light from the monitor LoL!

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Maybe moving the computer to another room may help!

 

 

:)

 

 

Great Idea, but then I would not be able to have no fun on the PC, My Parents would be able to see everything.

 

No More Yahoo! Chatrooms after 12:00 at night ;)

 

LOL!

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Some of it I think is yahoo itself. Since Online Status still has to connect to the IM providers to get the actual status, it is still problematic if the service is.

 

My status icons are using a script I've been writing (experimenting with improving the responses) and I've noticed that the last several days Yahoo has been very inconsistant with responding to queries and thus had similar problems as the tchstatus service... one of the reasons I have now added status caching in my script :) ... if there's a 2 minute lag in what my status shows, that's worth it to have instant responses to displaying the images... in most cases... still have to work out a couple things, like the attempts to update the cache can still take some time if the respective IM service is not responding well).

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interesting...my first guess was that you logged off iimproperly...so i tested it out myself...and I believe you are right...something is wrong...more than likely probably yahoo...but we'll let bill answer that.

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Im sorry Bill, but i think i found a problem. My yahoo-indicator shows me as online, which im not right now.

I think I might have had the cache settings tweaked up to high on the server.

 

Please test now and let me know.

 

Bill

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I forgot to ask which im system before but here´s how i do in yahoo-signature for forum:

><A HREF="ymsgr:sendIM?yourusername"><IMG SRC="http://www.tchstatus.com:8080/yahoo/yourusername"></a>

 

Dont forget to change "yourusername" :unsure:

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I forgot to ask which im system before but here´s how i do in yahoo-signature for forum:

><A HREF="ymsgr:sendIM?yourusername"><IMG SRC="http://www.tchstatus.com:8080/yahoo/yourusername"></a>

 

Dont forget to change "yourusername" :unsure:

I am trying to do MSN, it doesn't work. I better try yahoo.

 

LOL

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Did you take a look at what TCH-Jim said a while back? Make sure your settings are correct. :lol:

 

As Jennifer said, sorta, you have to set your IM settings to allow anyone to see that you are online.  If you only let your buddies see your status then the little program can't see that you are online.
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The last days discussions about MSN-indicator showing "offline" (when we know we are online) on the sites and in forum seems to be a non TCH issue. I have tried a few other providers in the last days, but it still shows "offline".

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Check your Privacy settings. Make sure All other users is in your Allow list.

Ive done that. Still problem for me. Last time this happened i think Bill said it was a cache problem from TCH side.

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My sig looks like this

 

 

<A HREF="aim:goim?screenname=tchgurubill">

<IMG SRC="http://www.tchstatus.com:8080/aim/tchgurubill"

<A HREF="ymsgr:sendIM?tchgurubill"><IMG SRC="http://www.tchstatus.com:8080/yahoo/tchgurubill">

 

Why doesn't it work if you put the closing bracked on the IMG tag? That is kind of weird...

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