So I was just trolling my yugioh forum & noticed that more than a few people like to toggle themselves to be invisible (essentially not get shown as being online to users), and while I rarely do it on forums, I'm almost always set to "away" when I use messengers like msn & aim. For messengers, I started doing it years ago for a few reasons. The first one was to avoid people getting offended when I didn't start conversations with them & whatnot. I know some of this is in my head, but I've had situations where certain friends thought I was ignoring them/not wanting to talk or whatever, and it was really stupid. Another one is sort of related to this & has to do with the fact that just because I'm on the computer, it doesn't mean that I'm doing nothing else. If anything, I'm almost always doing a bunch of other things while I'm online. Also, the people who actually wanna talk to me know what's up & we can carry conversations just fine anyway, and they know that I'll reply if I'm around & let them know when I'm actually gonna be away. It's worked nearly flawlessly for years, and I recommend that all of you try this if you're having problems, haha. Then when it comes to forums, I pretty much only hide my status when I'm using someone else's computer to view the forums because I don't want people bugging me & shit since I can just check my messages when I get home. Other than that though, I've never had stalker issues or anything. ... so yeah, how do you guys handle and or feel about online invisibility?