I was talking to John at MM the other day and told him the IM didn't work well ever! I told him sometimes when I check who viewed me, it shows them as online, I click to IM with them and get nothing? I always figured they just didn't want to chat lol, but it turns out that MM's IM program takes about 1/2 hour before actually showing as logged off on the who's viewed, etc.
If you check the actual IM window, it shows them offline, but still shows up on who's viewed, who's IM'd, etc.
He told me this could be advantageous as you at least know they've recently been online, but I always thought they just were away from their computer or didn't want to chat.
The delays on IM are extremely frustrating, sometimes it takes over 1 min. to show the text that's been sent. The IM has frozen many times and I hear this from other members too. Can't even remember how many times the IM window won't even load, have lost count.
My IM here doesn't even work 90% of the time!!! People get really frustrated with me about it. I had a note in my profile to warn people, but when they had the *ahem* bright idea to limit the number of characters on our profiles, half of mine disappeared. I had to delete the note.
What's the deal with all the delays? It's obvious that they don't actually READ the forum posts and blog posts, so why bother with the delays?
LOL! Guess we were too wordy huh, it happened to my profile too. I thought, this must be an omen so I revised my profile after some much appreciated male suggestions.
I don't know what the heck is wrong with MM's IM, but it's a nightmare! For those of you who I've become friends with, we've switched to other venues and what a total pleasure it is to be able to actually IM!!!
This crazy IM is down or not working at least 50% of the time.
As far as the delays on the forum and blogs, it's my understanding that the forum doesn't have a delay, but it would appear occasionally it does. The blogs take 1-2 days to show, I've asked several times as to why, but have yet to receive a reasonable explanation.
My own thread MM NEEDS TO FIX THIS SITE mysteriously disappeared too! I'm still hounding MM to find out who and why and won't stop until I get an answer! Guess they didn't like the topic huh? LOL!