Can’t remember that person who Sametime’d you?

There is a cure for that!

With over 400,000 employees, IBM can be considered a very large company and too often I have accidentally closed a chat window or had to reboot and could not remember who I chatted with! Well, there is a tiny little down arrow in the title area for the Sametime Frequent Contacts window in your Notes client. You can select what contacts to show in the list. Notice you have several options:

  • Sametime Frequent Contacts – shows a list of contacts you often chat with.
  • Sametime Primary Contacts – is a static list you define of your “favorite” people.
  • Sametime Recent Contacts – shows in order of date the people you have chatted with. A little different from frequent contacts as it’s just sorted by date.

So maybe this would be a good “badge” if you used this feature in Sametime. I would be interested to know who actually knew about this and who uses it.

20 thoughts on “Can’t remember that person who Sametime’d you?

  1. Thanks Bob, who knew? With the vast teams spread across countries I always close the chat window and then forget who the person was and this was there all along!

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  2. Bob, in Sametime 8.5.x, there’s two Panels: Contacts, which most of us see as primary, add/remove/group contacts, the Sametime Primary Contacts.

    Your mentioned option is for this second one, that’s why folks do not find it. Me too, at first 🙂

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  3. Bob, in Sametime 8.5.x, there’s two Panels: Contacts, which most of us see as primary, add/remove/group contacts, then there’s Sametime Primary Contacts.

    Your mentioned option is for this second one, that’s why folks do not find it. Me too, at first 🙂

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  4. Bob, thank you. It is amazing the amount of function available that never gets used, usually because you do not know it is there. This is useful.
    Paul

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  6. I’m trying to figure out if this helps me with a frequent problem I have. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to Chat History and thought “I was talking to someone late last week about this topic, but I can’t remember who, Chat History would help if I could view it in date order!” Is there some way that Recent Contacts will help? I currently have over 50 contacts in Recent Contacts, so just sitting here staring at the list and trying to remember who I talked to late last week, while better than staring at Chat History, is not very productive. I’d like to see ST conversations listed in date order. Is that possible? Thanks for your input!

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  8. I am using the Sametime Primary Contacts feature in Notes 8.5.3. When I add a new name to my Primary Contacts list, their name is shown at the bottom of the list. Is there a way I can sort this Primary Contact list by contact name?

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  9. Bob, thank you so much. This is a very useful tip. As a former IBMer I really appreciate you sharing this information because my memory of names is going quickly. Thank you.

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