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"last seen" feature

Why isn't my "last seen" or "last on-line" feature working when I scroll over my contacts' icons?

myokhoma
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is the contact's status OFFLINE?
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Neil
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Hi Neil,

 

Thank you for your response.  Sometimes I've checked contacts when they are "offline" and sometimes while they are "online".   I have read a couple of your other responses on this subject, but am still a little unclear.  When you said,   "last seen' means the last time that your contact was seen online BY THIS SIGNED-IN CLIENT (the contact could easily have been online while this client was not even running, and it would be impossible for this client to know)"

 AND:

'last activity' means the last time there was some kind of Skype activity (like a call or an exchange of chat messages) between your contact and THIS client (not this Skype name)

 

I am assuming by THIS SIGNED IN CLIENT you mean me on my own computer which Nobody else uses.  If this is the case, there have been two recent times when I have been online and other contacts of mine have been online simultaneously; however, when I scroll over their icons (while online or not) it still gives the same dates and times from several months ago.

 

Thank you so much

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if you sign into Skype using multiple machines, each instance of YOU will maintain it's own history of when a given client was last seen online and when that instance of you interacted with the contact

if a contact is online when you check, you will not see any 'last seen' indication, because they are online NOW -- what is reported as 'last activity' will be the same regardless of whether the contact is online now or not

if you think you have seen something else, then I would have to say it is a bug, and should be reported as such (logs from both sides would be required by Skype to troubleshoot) -- but is it really worth it?? -- Skype won't even look unless the issue can be reproduced by using the current public version
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Thank you, Neil.


That was helpful.  And, no, checking into it would not be worth it.

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