Neurotic Fishbowl: Let's Make Contact


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Let's Make Contact

My new least favorite types of people are the ones that see by my Yahoo! personal ad that I'm online and just randomly message me to start up a conversation. Nine times out of ten it's people I'm not interested and, to be honest, I'm not looking for new chat friends so I find it annoying to get an IM out of no where. Damn Yahoo! for showing our online status on our ad and not having an option to turn it off.

Oh, and people who don't put pictures up with their ads. What's up with that?

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"Damn Yahoo! for showing our online status on our ad and not having an option to turn it off."

Actually, you can turn it off but you have to do it through your Yahoo IM client, not through the Yahoo Personals website.

To turn it off, open Yahoo IM and go to Login -> Preferences. On the left, Select the "privacy" category.

Look for the section that says "When people see my ID on Yahoo Web Sites" and make sure that you have "Do not allow users to see me an contact me" selected.

Click OK, then restart (not just logout and back in) the Yahoo IM client. Your profile shouldn't have that "Contact Me" listed while you're signed into the service.

Hope that helps. ;)

.: nastybastard said on May 6, 2004 09:55 AM :: link it :.

I hope you don't ignore me if I try to chat with you :)

(yahoo name is Magellangirl)

.: ericalynn said on May 6, 2004 01:40 PM :: link it :.

I used to have my profile name with them, and a separate chat name (well, several and I used Trillian). That way I could exchange e-mails with them, and then say "I use this name for IM" so that they could find me there.

Cut back on the freaks IM'ing me.

.: Christine said on May 6, 2004 06:14 PM :: link it :.

Are looks really that important to you? That is what's wrong with America today, that and damn Britney Spears. ;-)

.: Russell said on May 7, 2004 10:14 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at May 5, 2004 11:16 PM to see this post.

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