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    BB Messenger Status confusion

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    I'm totally confused by this.

    1)
    A user can set their status to

    - available
    - unavailable
    - a custom status message

    Is there any dependence between the availability and and message, are they used differently?

    2)
    A user can have their status seen by others as, I think

    - busy
    - idle
    - active
    - ??

    How does 1) relate to 2), and how does holstering affect this, if at all?!?


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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    See if this post helps you out any...

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com..._pin_list.html
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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    Doesn't seem to address my q above, unfortunately.


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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    The whole status thing seems rather unreliable at best. Anyone got any insights?


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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    Check out this thread for info on PIN messaging:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com..._answered.html

    To answer your first question:
    You can set either Unavailable
    which will show you as such but BBM friends can still msg you but will see that you are unavailable.

    Available with any status message you want is useful if you are on the road or want to tell your friends something. I use mine for a thought for the day or even for funny messages that maybe only my friends might understand.

    For your 2nd question:

    Yes your status can be seen -
    Idle will show a little icon by the happy face when they send a BBM to you,
    the msg will show a "D" as delivered but won't show "R" as Read until they read it.
    You will see this "Time-Out" clock icon on the happy face on theirs as well as it will
    be visible on yours if you are inactive for any given period of time.

    Holstering should have no effect.

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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    Is this thought to be reliable?

    BBM friends say

    - friends say my status randomly seems to go to unavailable and back (presumed to be a result of holstering)
    - what is the idle state time-out
    - can I be unavailable with a message or just available with a message
    - messages don't always seem to appear to BBM friends

    It's all difficult to test as you need a friend to sit there whilst you test all the scenarios... and you can't properly interact with them over the BB if you're trying to discove the effect of idle and holstering!


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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by wibbly
    Is this thought to be reliable?

    - friends say my status randomly seems to go to unavailable and back (presumed to be a result of holstering)
    Is this true? If so, any way to change this from happening?

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    Re: BB Messenger Status confusion

    it can also go unavalable if you are on a phone call and have your notification set so to inform you after your call is over

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