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hi, whenever i go into a chat room, in which ever screen name. a guy that i know always knows when im in even if i dont talk. how does he know this? i cant go in and just watch because he always know im there. is it something to do with my ip address or something? any advice much appreciated :)... Read full answer
hi, whenever i go into a chat room, in which ever screen name. a guy that i know always knows when im in even if i dont talk. how does he know this? i cant go in and just watch because he always know im there. is it something to do with my ip address or something? any advice much appreciated :)
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Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: i use yahoo chat rooms occasionaly. its just whenever i go there, a certain person knows im in the room even if he does not know my screen name.i just wondered how he does this and he will not say :)
Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
Your IP address is not made public by Yahoo for the yahoo chats. (SOURCE)

Do they send you a private message to your chat room nick or your messanger nick when you login?
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: no they dont send a message they just know when i enter the room?
Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
So it is a particular room that you go in, and they know instantly that it is you, even if your screen name changes?

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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: yes thats right, but it seems to be if i enter any room. though i usually just occasionaly go in one ?? :)
Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
Well as soon as you enter the room it will show a new person has entered. They can then go to the members list and use the right mouse button to click on your nickname (or the new person wcame on) and go to View Profile

Is that how they are finding you?

Or are you saying that if you registered a new user right away, that this person did not know, that if you went into the room this person would know it is you?

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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: yes even on an empty profile they still know its me...weird huh :)
Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
Somethings not right.

Register a new name, call it flagbridgetestaccount
Then logout of messanger, login only with the new test account,

go to the chat room, and this person knows its you?

What if you entered from another computer?

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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: i have never tried entering from another computer in the same house. only from work. if i go on at work im almost sure he dont know its me then. so thats why i thought something to do with ip..or maybe my yim... but i will try the test account. i dont think he always knows what my screen name is. but only that i have entered the room :)
Tech Support Specialist: Flagbridge-IT, Principal Consultant replied 12 years ago
let me know how the test account works from home ok


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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Reply to Flagbridge-IT's Post: ok thanks for ur help :)
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