Disable Skype Status

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by madmatt, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Is there anyway to disable the Skype status from displaying? In my opinion this is just as bad as the ads because every page I view on the forum it goes out to Skype's web site to get the status. Yesterday I had over 150 hits to Skype's site. And today it's not working (broken images) and it's slowing down OSNN.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mastershakes

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    disable contacts' notification on startup?

    Some forums also mention the LastSeen plugin or some variation.
     
  3. madmatt

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    I mean from this site. EP is making Skype's status available down by the contact icons (for WM, YIM, AIM, etc.).
     
  4. Mastershakes

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    Alright, well that's out of my league then :)
     
  5. kcnychief

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    Yeh I noticed a few minutes ago that my Skype thingy is broken :(
     
  6. madmatt

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    Regardless if it's broken. The whole idea behind me wanting ads free viewing was to cut down on the amount of traffic this site consumes when I am viewing from work. My superiors see the same reports I do and I don't care if OSNN shows up, but the ads and now the Skype status is another thing.
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I know it's an aside, but the image problem seems to be fixed.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The other icons (Y!, AIM, MSNM) don't check for status do they?!

    Silly fecker vB devs. I'm sure there must be a way to turn it off. *slaps EP*
     
  9. madmatt

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    Y!, AIM, and MSNM do not check status. I'm sure some think I am being an ass about this, but it's just as annoying as ads when it comes to the stats/reports.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You're not being an ass, there's simply no need to probe for the users status.

    Where's them admins when you need 'em?
     
  11. kcnychief

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    I think you stole all their badges, they can't get past security :p
     
  12. madmatt

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    Ignoring me. =]
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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  14. madmatt

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    And I haven't even been on the site as much today... (I highlighted the URL up top)
     
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  15. Electronic Punk

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    Removed the addon while I wait for an answer, hopefully it will be addressed before the next release - where it will be a forced addition.
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Can't it be disabled that people are allowed to enter their Skype information, in turn pseudo-disabling the feature? (Just in case no answer is presented pre-upgrade and forced feature)
     
  17. Electronic Punk

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    If it comes to that, I can just remove it from the template.
     
  18. madmatt

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    Thank you EP. I appreciate the fix.
     
  19. Electronic Punk

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    Just a heads up that with the new version of vBullletin came the new Skype system, so I have actually removed it from the template until the issues can be resolved.
     
  20. kcnychief

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    Nice job EP :)