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Leander Philbin

Online friends not displaying correctly

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So, today I logged in to SL and literally no one on my friends list was showing as online inworld.  This never happens so I looked on my dashboard on the SL website and, sure enough, a few of my friends were indeed logged in. I IM'd a couple to verify they were there and, as soon as they answered, I got a notification inworld as if they had just logged on. Also, friends who logged in after me were displayed correctly in my friends list. I really hope this is just a glitch as SL has never behaved like this for me before today. Any ideas/suggestions about why this is happening would be appreciated.

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The usual cause of this is a region problem.
Are your online friends only showing offline when you login to a certain region?
If so, the affected region needs to be restarted.

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31 minutes ago, Leander Philbin said:

  Going to repost on the viewer forum.

Reposting in another forum just because you don't agree with the initial responses isn't going to help.  Not too mention that you actually reposted this same thing in another THREE forums, which is technically considered Forum Spamming.

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Maybe your friends are all hiding from you 'cause you're all grumpy and stuff.

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I'm seeing network problems with clients and hearing about them here in the forum. So, it may be an aspect of an Internet infrastructure problem. Check your connection to the SL servers. A good Internet connection and a good connection to the SL servers are not the same things. http://blog.nalates.net/2011/10/26/troubleshoot-your-sl-connection/

If the region or your connection is not just right as you login, several odd things can happen. One of them being your online friends list is inaccurate. It may take some time before the Internet changes enough for a relog to help (hours). Or an relog may clear it all up. 

Once the viewer has initialized everything, a TP won't fix somethings. You may have to log off and log into a different region. If it is a persistent problem, logging into a deserted and empty region like Pooley or Furball may help.

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On 13/02/2018 at 6:30 PM, Leander Philbin said:

So, today I logged in to SL and literally no one on my friends list was showing as online inworld.  This never happens so I looked on my dashboard on the SL website and, sure enough, a few of my friends were indeed logged in. I IM'd a couple to verify they were there and, as soon as they answered, I got a notification inworld as if they had just logged on. Also, friends who logged in after me were displayed correctly in my friends list. I really hope this is just a glitch as SL has never behaved like this for me before today. Any ideas/suggestions about why this is happening would be appreciated.

It's more than a glitch, and it's just as Whirly Fizzle already posted. It's a region issue. You can easily verify that by going to another region (we tend to suggest Hippo Hollow as we have a support parcel there, and it's generally healthy), relogging and seeing that your friends list is populated. This comes up numerous times a day in the Firestorm support groups and tickets. I'd love to see this addressed by the server gurus as the frequency of occurrences has really escalated over the past several months. It's nothing major, but it is yet another nuisance.  *looks around for who I can bug about this bug again* 

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