I realise many people sometimes try to contact me at night. Apparently my Skype status is really broken - and I even contacted Skype support and they're puzzled.
My Skype status is randomly showing up as "online" even when I'm not.
Skype support basically told me that the problem would be that I might be logged in using multiple devices (such as my mobile phone) and one device might force my status to be "online". The solution they also suggest on their forums to many other affected users would be to use the command /showplaces in any chat window as it'd tell you the locations you're logged in from. Using the command /remotelogout you're supposed to be able to log out all other devices. Meaning: use that command and then log out on the device you're currently using.
While according to the Skype forums this helped for many people it didn't help for everyone. Including me: /showplaces confirmed to me I haven't forgotten any device. Yesterday I made a test with some friends: I went to "appear offline" before I logged out - and well, they did confirm I did appear offline while I was still logged in. I logged out and my status jumped to "Online". What the fuck, Skype? And again: According to the Skype forums I'm not alone on this issue. People in the past blamed the Skype mobile app but yeah - that one isn't logged in either, I even once removed it. Should I have never used that one?
To make it even stranger: Another friend I asked - to him I stayed on "Offline". And then I look at my current Skype contact list and see at least 2 people who I know to be offline at this time (I got up rather early today) and well.. green icon, online.
So yeah, everyone of you who has me on Skype: I will ALWAYS(!) reply when I'm online. Even if I set myself to "Do not disturb" - it only means you'll have to wait for a reply (I'm very rarely on "Appear offline"). But don't worry, I will reply. If I am appearing to be online and I don't react, it's not because you asked a dumb question - it's simply because I'm not online. I'm just not and Skype is lying to you about my online status.------------------------
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