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#1 FXtrader


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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:30 PM

Hello... !... ok.. simple question for those that would know.. I'm interested to know if there is a simple way of finding out for a non tech person like me if a friend is online or not..?.. no, not them using a particular program... just if they are currently connected to the internet or not...

I have no nasty intent at all, I have no interest in knowing what they are doing, or anything bad whatever.. does anyone know if this can be done easily.. ?

Thankyou... !

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:45 PM

Do you have their phone number? Email address? Call and ask or drop them a line and ask.
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#3 FXtrader

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:49 PM

Thanks... I asked politely, and had hoped for something a little more helpful... but thanks anyway..

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:38 AM

To anwser your question not really...

If this person is using dial-up you could always call and if the line is busy they are on the internet...

One thing is Xfire. It's a program that your friend installs on there computer (and you too) and you can see if your friend is logged into xfire and also what game they are playing.

Other than that you can't really... Unless like buddy215 said you can always call

Hope that awnsers your question

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

Else, you can both agree to login to one of the IMs available, which would show you both each's on-line status.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 03:46 PM

Further to jgweed's suggestion, if you both use GMail, you can set up IM by inviting them to chat from the contacts list on the left of your screen. If they agree, status will be shown by coloured lights beside their name. Green lights can chat.


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