I use skype for gaming and a lot of the time we'll have large conversations with six people in one call.
So usually it's not a problem because if one contact for me appears to be offline, one of the people that im currrently talking to in the call will notify me that the person is online or just came online.
Plus, as soon as they add that specific contact to the call, they then appear online for me.
I think its just a bug, but it could be a very big problem. I have 20 different contacts and once I signed on to Skype, and ALL of them appeared to be offline. I told my friends on the PS3 that I was on skype... I appeared offline for them too. They added me to the call anyway.
As soon as they added me to the call, 5 different contacts appeared online for me at the same time.
This has to be a really common bug that's been around for a while. Because I can confirm other people having it too. It happens on my Windows XP desktop and also on my Windows 7 Laptop.
Before trying to isolate an issue, it's always best that one is running the latest Skype release. Which may in itself resolve the issue.
A new version has just been released August 02, 2011:
Please click the "Get Skype" link at the top of this page and download the normal version of Skype, NOT the beta version to get this new version.
This new version is 18.104.22.168 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:
Help -> About Skype
11-08-2011 20:04 - edited 11-08-2011 20:05
Having some coworkers that have the similar Problem Running latest skype, Windows 7 SP1
Most either Appear offline or when a message is sent the action spinner just spins and the message is never sent/recieved.
Some of contact When they do appear online also do not recieve messages.
This is on multiple systems.
Well I've updated to 22.214.171.124. Not really liking it because there's no quick volume tool... but that's another post.. the contacts seem to be working so far..
I want to suppress being notified when a contact comes online (or goes off). I tried using notification settings, as in help, but that had no effect. What preference to I need to set? Is there a test (as in testcall)?
Hi, I'm using version 126.96.36.199. I'm on Windows 7 x64.
I've made sure my friend had the most recent version as well.
We're both ONLINE, we have mutual friends who appear ONLINE, but we're both Offline to each other. It's until we try and call each other on Skype that the status turns online. This has been happening for a few weeks already.