Sorry I missed this before now... glad you figured it out.
For future reference, to those who have the same problem, follow the following:Solution to Hide or Unhide your online status
- Click on User Control Panel at the top left corner of the message forum, or FOLLOW THIS LINK
- Click on the BOARD PREFERENCES tab
- Find the "Hide my online status:" option - and select your desired setting
- Click on SUBMIT at the bottom