I was having a strange problem with my Skype where I could use 1-1 conversations normally, but I could not take part in, or even see, group conversations.
Following the accepted solution in this article, I was able to solve my problem very easily.
I quote the answer here in case it vanishes or is edited.
After struggling a bit, I found some useful commands. You can type these in any skype chat window.
/dumpmsnp – show details about your connection
/showplaces – show where you are currently connected
What was happening was that /dumpmsnp command was showing "LoggedOut", but I was online and talking almost normally (except group chats).
System: MSNP: Connection Data:
* Status: LoggedOut
To solve this "LoggedOut" issue, try this on any chat window:
and restart your Skype.
After restarting, /dumpmsnp output shows the following status:
System: MSNP: Connection Data (MSNP24):
* Status: LoggedIn
I don't know exactly why, but the /msnp24 command kinds of converted my account to this protocol and now everything works perfectly.
A pet hate of mine, however, is solving a problem without understanding how it was solved. So I am very curious what was actually going on behind the scenes.
My question is this: Can someone please explain what exactly was happening, why Skype behaved in this way, and why typing
/msnp24 followed by a logout/in cycle fixed it