Problem with IM listing on my profile page
Thread poster: Amy Duncan
Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 16:09
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Sep 23, 2008

When I call up my profile page, it shows that I have Yahoo messenger, which I don't. It also doesn't list Skype, which I do have. When I go into the profile updater, there is no place to make this change. What should I do?

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Lucia Leszinsky
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Instant messengers Sep 23, 2008

Hi Amy!

Note that you can remove Yahoo instant messenger from the 'Instant messaging' section of your profile in your 'Settings' tab.

As regards Skype as instant messenger, note that at the moment Skype is separate from the other IMs. You can add Skype to your profile by going to your Profile Updater, http://www.proz.com/?sp=quick_profile&eid_s= and editing the "Contact information". Remember to set your Skype account so that it shows your status publicly at ProZ.com. To do this, just go to Tools-- Options-- Privacy in your Skype, and select the option to "Allow my status to be shown on the web".

Hope this helps!

Give this a try and let me know how it goes.

Best regards,

Lucia.


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 14:09
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Spanish
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The Profile Updater is horrible Sep 23, 2008

I have the same problem. I have Yahoo listed on my profile even though I don't have a Yahoo IM account. Just as Amy, I couldn't find the settings anywhere on my profile.

But that's not the only problem. Early today, I tried to upload a CV and it took me 10 minutes. The Submit button didn't always work and after it did work, the page wasn't refreshed, so I ended up uploading my CV twice. To make matters worse, the Profile Updater is painfully slow is horribly cluttered with information. It's just too much.

[Edited at 2008-09-23 22:38]


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 16:09
Portuguese to English
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Doesn't work, sorry to say... Sep 23, 2008

Lucia Leszinsky wrote:
Note that you can remove Yahoo instant messenger from the 'Instant messaging' section of your profile in your 'Settings' tab.


Hi Lucia, thanks for your suggestion, but I already went there, and Yahoo instant messenger isn't even listed.

As regards Skype as instant messenger, note that at the moment Skype is separate from the other IMs. You can add Skype to your profile by going to your Profile Updater, http://www.proz.com/?sp=quick_profile&eid_s= and editing the "Contact information". Remember to set your Skype account so that it shows your status publicly at ProZ.com. To do this, just go to Tools-- Options-- Privacy in your Skype, and select the option to "Allow my status to be shown on the web".


In the Profile Updater under Contact Information, my Skype name is already listed, but it doesn't appear when I open my profile. As for setting my Skype account to "Allow my status to be shown on the web," my Skype account has no Tools option at all. So, I'm still stumped.

Amy


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Lucia Leszinsky
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Yahoo IMs removed Sep 23, 2008

I removed the Yahoo instant messenger for you Claudia and Amy. Remember you can add your instant messengers any time you want (except for Skype) just by going to the 'Settings' tab in your profile and clicking on 'Instant messaging' from the list to the left.

As regards Skype, Amy, I see that you have included your Skype username as part of your contact information but you have chosen to allow only outsourcers to contact you via Skype. To allow anyone to contact you via Skype from your profile, you should change Skype visibility permissions from the 'Contact information' box in the Profile updater (Show to: Anyone).

Finally, Claudia, note that ProZ.com uses multiple webservers to handle user traffic. When you upload anything via the Profile updater page, it may take several minutes to become visible. Nevertheless, we are working to improve the profile updater and to make it even more user-friendly. Thanks for your feedback!

Just let me know if you need further help.

Regards,

Lucia.


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Everything seems OK now. Sep 23, 2008

Thanks for your help, Lucia!


Amy


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KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 05:09
Japanese to English
More info on Skype. Sep 24, 2008

Hi Amy - were you also able to locate your Skype options?
The Tools option should be visible along the very top row of the rectangular panel where all your contacts will be listed.
For further info/instructions, try this link: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/share/buttons/status.html

HTH a little


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Thanks, Kathy Sep 24, 2008

Skype is a little different on Mac, but I was able to find that option under Skype>Preferences>Privacy.

Looks like I'm all set now.


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 02:09
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English to Thai
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MSN Messenger Sep 24, 2008

I need idea about MSN Messenger.
Whenever I installed MSN Messenger, it had conflicts with many of my program: IE, MS Office, Trados, SDLX, DTP. Those program ran strangely or irregularly or slowly. I tried disabling auto-load of MSN Messenger at Windows startup. But it usually did auto-load when I was not aware.
When I uninstalled MSN Messenger, other applications ran normally.
Can anyone give me suggestions. Internet search gave me no helpful information.

Regards,
Soonthon L.


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Use Skype Sep 24, 2008

Hi Soonthon,
Why don't you just leave MSN uninstalled and use Skype instead?

Amy


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Gracias Lucía Sep 24, 2008

n/t

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