This article will show you how to know if you are being marked Permanent offline by a buddy. I have tested this method using Yahoo Messenger 7,0,0,437 .
Well you can know if a buddy is online and has marked you permanent offline (Stealth Settings) only if the guy has signed into yahoo in Available mode and NOT if he has signed as Invisible…
Here is how to proceed..
Visit any of the following links replacing the [username] with the required yahoo id…
This will show you as a yellow smiley if the person is online and gray if the person is offline or invisible.
This will show up as a button with “Online Now” or “Not Online“
This will show an image (125×25) with “I am Online send me a message” or “Not Online right now“
This shows a text with “[username] is ONLINE or NOT ONLINE“
This shows “00” if person is offline and “01” if his status is online.
All the above links can be used as an Online Status generator and also you can write up a small code to know if a particular guy is hiding from you .
Sometimes this method may return wrong results (if there is some problem in yahoo server) and if someone appears online to you but is offline as per this method then know that the guy has signed in as invisible and is appearing as online to you only.
You can find out your invisible buddies by using BuddySpy (freeware)
This method does not to work if user is using YM 126.96.36.1998 or +.
Stealth Settings (Yahoo Messenger)
Stealth settings provide you more control over your time, by allowing you to choose the people who see you as online and offline.
If you are IMing with a few people and don’t want to be interrupted, you can use Stealth Settings to appear invisible to everyone except the people you want to talk to. If you want to go completely Stealth and hide from all your friends, you can use the “Invisible to Everyone” status message.