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by liamwli on ‎21-12-2011 23:27
I think there should be an option to 'appear' offline to people.

You can currently hide your status, but sometimes you might want to show your online status, and sometimes appear offline.

Like on some IM systems.

There could be a simple button saying appear offline.
Status: Idea Vault
by kausar
on ‎21-12-2011 23:29
I dont see a reason why that is necessary on giffgaff to be honest, but non the less alright idea
by ibraheemjaved19
on ‎21-12-2011 23:31
Cant see why?
by hazel22
on ‎21-12-2011 23:32

This seems quite handy from a staff perspective. 

by giffgaff; ergo sum bonusball
‎21-12-2011 23:34 - edited ‎21-12-2011 23:37
Show online status to
by liamwli
on ‎21-12-2011 23:37
Yes bonusball, but that just shows an annoying gap....
by telltale
on ‎21-12-2011 23:46

It's a fairly standard option on many systems. However from a personal perspective I can't see it being that useful, not on giffgaff anyway.

by stephenmiller
on ‎22-12-2011 00:02

The thing is if you are online what are you going to be doing? posting publicly and a quick glance to the left on your about me page and you have a timestamped history of when you last posted so even if you are appearing offline it doesn't take a genius to work out that you're not really offline.


I agree Hazel that you'd find it useful because you read the boards (and I spend a lot of time reading I must confess) but for most members if they are online then they'll be interacting so the hidden online status won't really achieve much but for an educator it would be useful.

by liamwli
on ‎22-12-2011 00:23
I originally thought up this idea for the staff....
by kulsum
on ‎22-12-2011 02:28
handy fo staff i rekon
by vorb
‎22-12-2011 07:45 - edited ‎22-12-2011 08:58

If the idea was aimed at staff (which I don't believe it originally was despite what the OP claims) then I won't kudo it.  I like to know when there are educators etc online. Smiley Wink


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