My Skype status is not updated in my profile
Thread poster: Luke Mersh

Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:55
Spanish to English
Sep 27, 2011

Hello there.
I am a proz user and skype user, but it seems that skype seems to show me offline even when i am online.
any suggestions?

I am a linux user.
regards


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Skype offline Sep 28, 2011

I too have this problem (Windows) but I tested it by clicking on it, and receive a Skype pop-up message that I could not have a conversation with myself. My browser tells me I have a "Skype Plug-In failure". I have not found a solution to this yet.

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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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Same here. Sep 28, 2011

Under Contact on my profile, the Skype option shows my username and a little gray box with a that says "I'm offline" (although I am indeed online and Skype is open). When I click the "x" to close the gray area, which I think should change the "I'm offline" to "I'm online", the only thing that happens is my Skype box comes to the fore of my screen...I'm on a Mac by the way. I checked your profile, Allison, and you appear to me to be offline regarding SKYPE.

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Daniela Slankamenac  Identity Verified
Serbia
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Same here... Oct 17, 2011

The same thing is happening to me, I am "offline" even when I am online:-( Seems that some "connection" between Skype and Proz is not functioning.
By the way, does anyone know how to add a Skype button to our profiles? I am talking about this: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/tell-a-friend/get-a-skype-button/
Cute feature... Am I too optimistic?

P.S. I found out the way how to put a Skype button to our profiles, but it still shows me offline when I am actually online... Useless:-)

[Edited at 2011-10-17 14:01 GMT]


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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I have sent a request for support Oct 17, 2011

I have just sent a note to Jared asking for this problem to be looked into.

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Daniela Slankamenac  Identity Verified
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It started working in my case Oct 17, 2011

It started working regularly today somehow. Maybe the support has already done something about it. I hope it will last:-)
Allison, have you tried it recently?


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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Not in my case. Oct 18, 2011

Daniela Slankamenac wrote:

It started working regularly today somehow. Maybe the support has already done something about it. I hope it will last:-)


I still see "I'm offline"... which is not true.


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Lucia Leszinsky
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Showing Skype status publicly Oct 18, 2011

Hello all,

Sorry for the delay in my reply.

To show your Skype status publicly --after adding your Skype username to your ProZ.com profile-- go to Skype > Tools > Options > Privacy in your Skype, and select the option "Allow my status to be shown on the web".

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

Kind regards,

Lucia


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Miloš Stojadinović  Identity Verified
Serbia
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It works! Oct 18, 2011

Lucia Leszinsky wrote:

Hello all,

Sorry for the delay in my reply.

To show your Skype status publicly --after adding your Skype username to your ProZ.com profile-- go to Skype > Tools > Options > Privacy in your Skype, and select the option "Allow my status to be shown on the web".

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

Kind regards,

Lucia


Nice one! It works.

Miloš


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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For Mac OS X Oct 19, 2011

Lucia Leszinsky wrote:


To show your Skype status publicly --after adding your Skype username to your ProZ.com profile-- go to Skype > Tools > Options > Privacy in your Skype, and select the option "Allow my status to be shown on the web".



you have to go to Preferences under Skype and then Privacy and allow your status to be shown on the web. Then it works.

Great! Thanks, Lucia.



(I suppose your privacy settings should be set to allow calls and/or chats from anyone (not just contacts) if you're hoping potential new clients will contact you via Skype.)





[Edited at 2011-10-19 12:07 GMT]


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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Lucia! You are a star! Oct 19, 2011

Now (much giggling going on) it looks like I actually know what I am doing. Still giggling - in gratitude.

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