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Joined: 9/3/2004
Msg: 3
What does this mean?Page 1 of 2    (1, 2)
General rule of thumb. If they have blocked you, don't IM them.
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 5
What does this mean?
Posted: 6/19/2006 7:42:56 PM
But sometimes it just says "User Online" and it's not a clickable link.

Is this a bug, or does it mean they closed out all browser windows without actually logging off or what?

The IM link will usually show as being "Online" for 15 minutes after they have logged off.

Related Links:Profiles: Online up to 15 Minutes after Log-off
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Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 6
What does this mean?
Posted: 6/20/2006 11:58:02 AM
I log in, etc, but, as I said...IM doesn't go.

This Thread deals with those concerns: 'Instant Messenger'

Also have a look here: Firefox Browser with Instant Messenger
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 7
What does this mean?
Posted: 6/20/2006 12:25:08 PM
Firefox may be the easiest route to go ... from a technical perspective.

Download it, follow the Instructions I posted, all very simple.

Cheers, good luck.
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 8
FAQ - What does this mean? IM User and User Online
Posted: 2/11/2007 4:47:39 PM
They probably either closed out of the site
or, their time on the mail side expired

I think I know what you mean
Yes. One guy can be IMing more than one gal.

dunno....corn's over 4 bucks a bushel
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 9
Joined: 2/28/2008
Msg: 12
What does this mean?
Posted: 4/17/2011 8:48:47 AM
I am still not sure I understand the difference between Chat and Instant message. What odes it mean when one sees Chat near a picture Vs Instant message?

Thank you.

Same thing. Chat is IM.
Joined: 2/28/2008
Msg: 13
What does this mean?
Posted: 4/17/2011 10:29:12 AM
Thanks, but: effectively might mean the same thing, but why have two designations if there is not any difference?

POF didn't invent the terms. The programmer simply used whichever he wanted to. Possibly due to space consideration on the line or page it is displayed on.

IM, Chat, Instant Messenger = same thing. .
Joined: 2/28/2008
Msg: 14
What does this mean?
Posted: 4/17/2011 5:44:28 PM
Sorry I bothered you. Just trying to learn more about computer programing, logic, deductive reasoning and effective software writing.
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