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« on: 01/01/2008 20:58:39 »
How does this site know when I am on YIM?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/01/2008 22:22:47 »
cookies in your laptop or PC, Try to delete them if you know how?
Then all trace of them should go. I hope.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/01/2008 21:04:36 »
cause its a friggin computer they do that stuff
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/01/2008 23:09:38 »
cause its a friggin computer they do that stuff

Yeahh no durrr lol I knew that part
 

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« Reply #4 on: 10/01/2008 00:59:26 »
What do you mean "how does the site know you are on YIM"?

Are you asking how it knows what your YIM address is - it only knows that if you told it that.

Are you saying that it knows your status on YIM (whether you are logged on, etc.?).  I am not sure it does know that, but if it does know that, it can only know that if it can probe the same status information that Yahoo Messenger can probe, but I cannot see how it can do that without having sought, and received, authorisation from you to do so.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/01/2008 01:51:57 »
Are you saying that it knows your status on YIM (whether you are logged on, etc.?).  I am not sure it does know that, but if it does know that, it can only know that if it can probe the same status information that Yahoo Messenger can probe, but I cannot see how it can do that without having sought, and received, authorisation from you to do so.

Yess that one.

And sorry I've been so vage the last how many post.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 10/01/2008 06:52:32 »
Are you saying that it knows your status on YIM (whether you are logged on, etc.?).  I am not sure it does know that, but if it does know that, it can only know that if it can probe the same status information that Yahoo Messenger can probe, but I cannot see how it can do that without having sought, and received, authorisation from you to do so.

Yess that one.

And sorry I've been so vage the last how many post.

OK, a quick search of the web found that yahoo actually provides a tool specifically to allow an icon on a web page that changes according to the online status of YIM for that user.

http://messenger.yahoo.com/addpresence.php
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Online presence allows people to see if you are currently online and using Yahoo! Messenger. To add online presence, you simply need to add some HTML to your web page.

I'm Online

Not Online

If a Yahoo! Messenger user clicks your online presence, an instant message window will open for them so they can type you an instant message.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2008 08:29:58 »
I reckon you are referring to the member profile page, if so then what George says applies. Don't forget that you enter some details about your yahoo account when updating your profile.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 10/01/2008 17:45:59 »
Maybe they just trace it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/01/2008 19:55:10 »
cause its a friggin computer they do that stuff

Yeahh no durrr lol I knew that part


urrrrrrrrrrr well sorry!!!!! durdur durrrrrrrr
 

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« Reply #10 on: 11/01/2008 02:19:03 »
Thanks George
 

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