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Who's on?

Postby Ed Schaum » Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:46 pm

We've had some requests for a "who's online" module. I've always stayed away from that sort of thing, sometimes people want to check in without being announced.

But I came across a module that did most of what I was hoping for, and didn't require too many changes for it to work with the board.

I've been testing it for several weeks now, and it's mainly pretty accurate. Sometimes it misses people, and it's definitely not counting everyone because some pages aren't being polled properly, but I can work on that and make it more accurate over time.

I think it also doesn't pick up members who are chatting, but these are all things I can fine-tune.

If I put the module online, you'll be able to see exactly which members are browsing along with how many guests are visiting.

You'll also have an option in your profile to go "anonymous" in the who's on list.

Do we want this feature here?
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Postby guilddigger » Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:56 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i think it could be nice to see who´s here at the moment. as it is now we pass each others like ghosts. the only trace we have is when someone has posted in a forum. perhaps it makes it easier to connect in the chatroom as well. do i sound lonely and desperate? <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>



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Postby guilddigger » Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:57 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>sorry i forgot, thanks for you efforts ed! you´re the best!</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Postby in2yes » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:54 am

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I too think it would be nice.<font color=purple> Thank you Ed for all the attention you give this place.</font id=purple><font color=maroon> You do a fine job of keeping everyone happy!!</font id=teal></font id=maroon>
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Postby YesJo » Tue Apr 30, 2002 2:36 am

Ed, I think that would be great, I haven't had the opportunity to chat with anyone live, and this might give me the chance.

I also have a question for you, is there a way to change my screen name, I am uncomfortable using my last name, but I made the mistake of putting my real name in.

Thanks Ed, for such a great site!!!
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:09 am

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<b>Jo Peterson wrote:</b>
Ed, I think that would be great, I haven't had the opportunity to chat with anyone live, and this might give me the chance.

I also have a question for you, is there a way to change my screen name, I am uncomfortable using my last name, but I made the mistake of putting my real name in.

Thanks Ed, for such a great site!!!
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Well, it's now live, so you should be able to see who is here... provided they haven't gone into stealth mode.

As far as your user name, I think I can change it without any problem. Just email me and I'll fix it right away.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:17 am

oh no, here we go again with the thanks thing. I appreciate it in2, gd, and jo, but as I always say, it's you guys that make this place what it is, not me. I should be thanking all of you for making it such a cool place to be.
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Postby relayer4u » Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:21 am

Seems to be working, Ed. I'll try turning off stealth mode and see if I show up!

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Postby relayer4u » Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:23 am

That works fine for me.

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Postby theproffet » Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:05 am

<font color=green>Seems cool to me, but I have a question: is the first in line the last person to log on? Is there any significance to the order? Enquiring minds, and all that . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby yeskat » Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:40 am

Ah, gee! Now I can't sneak in and out anymore! Not good for a lurker!<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> Can't decide if I want to "remain anonymus"! It all depends on my mood at the time... <img src=pix/icon_smile_shy.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby Stoutman » Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:53 pm

So much for slipping in and out of the shadows. I guess I can have no secrets here.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:42 pm

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<b>theproffet wrote:</b>
<font color=green>Seems cool to me, but I have a question: is the first in line the last person to log on? Is there any significance to the order? Enquiring minds, and all that . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Always making me work, eh, prof?

I checked it out for a while, and it seems like when you hit the site, your name appears at the beginning of the list. As others arrive, your name moves to the right.
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Postby Ed Schaum » Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:44 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>Stoutman wrote:</b>
So much for slipping in and out of the shadows. I guess I can have no secrets here.
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Sure you can. Everyone now has an extra selection in your profile.

If you're feeling exposed, just go into stealth (anonymous) mode and your name won't show up on the list.
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Postby Yesmam » Wed May 01, 2002 10:26 am

I think it's a cool feature Ed. Like I said, you're always on top of things! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby qman » Thu May 02, 2002 3:31 am

<font color=purple>Yes, add it.</font id=purple>
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Postby Hydroponic » Thu May 02, 2002 9:36 am

There's something like that at another board I go to... it's really helpful there when I'm hiding from someone O_o

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Postby N2yes » Thu May 02, 2002 9:56 am

<font color=red>I think it's nice for those who enjoy having the option. Personally, I don't forsee anytime when I'll need it but, what the hell, that's just me. Oh yeah, I forgot to ask Hydro who he plans on hiding from. Hey Hydro...</font id=red><img src=pix/salook.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Hydroponic » Thu May 02, 2002 10:00 am

AHHHHHHHHHHH HE FOUND MEEEEEEEE!!!!

*Proceeds to hide under bed*

lol... I meant at the other forum dad. I hide from randomly assorted people :)

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