Invisible Mode Should be Narcissist Mode

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bobber205, Mar 28, 2008.

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Is Invisible Mode Bad?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. No

    18 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    Ugh.

    I hate invisible mode on instant messenger. I have some friends that use it and I can never tell if they're on. It's totally fun to attempt to message them randomly to see if they are. Invisible mode is not much more than a glorified email mode.

    I know the "technical" reason it's there, but come on. The whole purpose of instant messenger, for the most part, is to be able to see which of your "buddies" is online and perhaps willing to talk. If you don't want to be bothered, set your status to away.
     
  2. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I happen to quite like this mode. I use Adium with both MSN, and GTalk. Invisible allows me to remain signed in on both systems, and still talk to people on Gtalk (who are in Engineering just like me), while remaining "Appear Offline" to the MSN contacts. Very useful when you're trying to do some assignments, when the MSN people usually pester you regardless of your "Busy" or "Away" status. Which in my opinion is well worth having the feature.

    So it has its uses.
     
  3. GradientMac macrumors regular

    GradientMac

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    #3
    I don't hate that, I hate when people always leave their status on away.

    It's like walking into a conference room and ignoring everyone who tries to talk to you.
     
  4. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    #4
    I use invisible mode when i am in another convo so other ppl don't bother me while i am talking to the person.:cool:
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

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  6. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

    iBookG4 FTW

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    #6
    Yeah, I don't like it. What's the point of signing in if you're not going to talk to people?
     
  7. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    #7
    Come to think of it... ppl do talk to me when I am set to 'Away'.
     
  8. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

    iBookG4 FTW

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    #8
    Are you actually "Away" when you set that? That's another thing I can't stand, same principle applies as what I posted above.
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    #9
    I do it sometimes because I want to speak to one or two people, and not get hassled by other people on my buddylist with whom I wish not to speak. :D
     
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

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    #10
    Maybe because they only want to talk to one person in particular. Perhaps they don't want to talk to everyone. Perhaps it's egotistical to presume that just because someone is online, they want to talk to YOU?

    Doug
     
  11. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    #11
    Some people have their reasons.

    I wish IM clients would let you appear online/off by group, I only really want to appear online to about 1/4 of my list most of the time.
     
  12. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    #12
    I've been doing that. I just leave an away message on. I think I'm just lazy, not that it takes that much effort. All my friend know when I'm at my computer (no idle time), that's fine with me.
     
  13. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Yes! I would love to have that feature! Too bad the networks don't support it, yet.....
     
  14. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    #14
    No. You are invisible. So, you are neither online or offline.

    You're the invisible man/woman:cool::eek:
     

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