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online indicators - status: bogey

the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
what if everyone had something to indicate when they are online, like the mods have. only it would be more discreet. i just think it would be useful and more convenient than the "who is online" button.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    the cheat wrote:
    what if everyone had something to indicate when they are online, like the mods have. only it would be more discreet. i just think it would be useful and more convenient than the "who is online" button.

    like a smiley or some small graphic?

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    i don't know, i was thinking we could brainstorm. because it can't be anything that seems special.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Why would we need this option? And "desperate need for attention" is not an answer.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    if this WERE to be implemented, i'd hope for a mere :^: to be in the little box if the person is online and a :v: if they are not

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    i think it might be neat, if highly unnecessary

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    yeah, i mean, it's not really important at all. i just think it would be nice to have.

    i was thinking maybe we could have a little icon of this:
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    i guess it could be down there by the profile and pm buttons.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Why would we need this option? And "desperate need for attention" is not an answer.

    I've lost count of how many times people couldn't work out why I didn't answer them when I'd left for work

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    Why would we need this option? And "desperate need for attention" is not an answer.

    I've lost count of how many times people couldn't work out why I didn't answer them when I'd left for work

    I understand having an in-post message for mods, but for regular forumers... I dunno, I just can't see what would be so pressing you'd have to know if someone is online.

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  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Its just a nice conveince. We have the veiwonline.php, but this would be more effective. Just make sure if its implemented its nothing too obstrusive.

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  • Food?Food? Registered User
    edited February 2004
    There's a way to make it so you can tell who's browing a specific board, even. They've got it down at hannity.com (for those of you that care, I rarely go there anymore. It's too uptight.) I don't know how they do it, but I bet if Ramius contacted their admin or one of the mods, they'd tell him how.

    Basically what it looks like is under the board name (while your browsing the board, looking for a thread to click on), there's a link to anyone who's currently browsing the specific board. You can click their name, and it brings up their profile.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    There's a way to make it so you can tell who's browing a specific board, even. They've got it down at hannity.com (for those of you that care, I rarely go there anymore. It's too uptight.) I don't know how they do it, but I bet if Ramius contacted their admin or one of the mods, they'd tell him how.

    That's already there in the Who is Online page...

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    It's in there by default I believe. I think Ramius took it out.

    It would take up a huge ammount of space at peak times in SE.

  • CombustibleCombustible Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Users interacting with the script toggles a flag to say they are online or not, to individualize it there would have to be a new routine thrown into every thread page display, it would have to track user names against the whose online list and display the proper graphic...

    Its not hard to do. Its just a pain in the ass to get arround to actually doing it.

    Oh it functions like the avatar does too... You could even let people choose urls for thier own 16x16 or 32x32 (or whatever x whatever)online offline graphics, or to disable it completely.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited February 2004
    yeah, I've given this consideration before.

    The "Who is reading this thread" thingy I purposely left off or took out or whatever because of the volume we get, it would be too long of a list.

    The "I am reading the forums right now!" indicator is not hard at all to implement. And in fact, it would add no meaningful overhead to the processing because it would basically be "add this field to this SQL query" and "do an if statement based on that field". But I have a couple issues that hold me back from implementing it.

    1) I'm not particularly fond of "Hi Bogey!" posts. Having an indicator that you just came online would (further) encourage that.

    2) The indication that you have gone offline would be based on a timeout unless you click the "Log Out" link. So it may appear you are here when you really aren't. This causes user confusion.

    3) Most non-lurkers are posting when they are here. You will know they are online because they just made a post. Seeing a little light next to their name after they post won't make any difference since you just saw them post. You already KNOW that they are online.

    4) Considering the above, the exceptions can be handled rather easily by using the Who is Online link.

  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    i think this was suggested a while ago when the new mod thing went up. it was imprlemented for like 2 seconds i think and then removed.

  • MachineHeadMachineHead Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Ramius wrote:
    1) I'm not particularly fond of "Hi Bogey!" posts. Having an indicator that you just came online would (further) encourage that.

    Considering the forums revolve around when Bogey is online, can you just have a box where it tells us when he is around?

    It would reallly make my day.

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited February 2004
  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    I agree.

    Yes, up with the bogey indicator.

  • ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2004
    perhaps an online indicator while pming someone would be helpful?

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  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Thandor wrote:
    perhaps an online indicator while pming someone would be helpful?

    Perhaps a "Bogey's online" indicator

  • Stupid Mr Whoopsie NameStupid Mr Whoopsie Name Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    I think the general consensus is, people just wanna know when they've got a Bogey on their Six.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    I think the general consensus is, people just wanna know when they've got a Bogey on their Six.

    Indeed.

    Alpha: Give me my bogey indicator or the bunny gets it

  • RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    I think the general consensus is, people just wanna know when they've got a Bogey on their Six.

    Indeed.

    Alpha: Give me my bogey indicator or the bunny gets it
    Until alpha gets around to doing something about this, I can go hide in the bushes outside Bogey's house with a walkie-talkie if you want, provided someone swings buy every once in a while with something to eat.

  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    I think the general consensus is, people just wanna know when they've got a Bogey on their Six.

    Indeed.

    Alpha: Give me my bogey indicator or the bunny gets it
    Until alpha gets around to doing something about this, I can go hide in the bushes outside Bogey's house with a walkie-talkie if you want, provided someone swings buy every once in a while with something to eat.
    I stayed up all night coding it. Here you go.

  • SlartiSlarti Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    I think the general consensus is, people just wanna know when they've got a Bogey on their Six.

    Indeed.

    Alpha: Give me my bogey indicator or the bunny gets it
    Until alpha gets around to doing something about this, I can go hide in the bushes outside Bogey's house with a walkie-talkie if you want, provided someone swings buy every once in a while with something to eat.
    I stayed up all night coding it. Here you go.

    It doesn't work! I don't see Bogey...

  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Slarti wrote:
    It doesn't work! I don't see Bogey...
    Thats because the light is off... duh

  • SlartiSlarti Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Slarti wrote:
    It doesn't work! I don't see Bogey...
    Thats because the light is off... duh

    Oh, I see... my fault! Great job on the coding!

  • MachineHeadMachineHead Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Slarti wrote:
    Slarti wrote:
    It doesn't work! I don't see Bogey...
    Thats because the light is off... duh

    Oh, I see... my fault! Great job on the coding!

    Another wonderful coding job brought to you by Alphamoney!

  • OrthancOrthanc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Yay, the bunny getts to live another day, I never did like the killing bunnies side of this business, but a job's a job.

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited February 2004
    I see no Bogey.

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I have no idea what anyone here is talking about...

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    i fink alpha pwayed a mean twick on us.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    3MP3R0RZ N3WB CL0TH'S

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    the cheat wrote:
    i fink alpha pwayed a mean twick on us.
    I though you guys would detect the sarcasm in my post. I linked you to who is online :wink: Oh well, I dont think any good can come from an "online light" ever for a man as cool as Boegy.

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited February 2004
    WHERE. IS. MY. BOGEY. INDICATOR?

  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    the cheat wrote:
    i fink alpha pwayed a mean twick on us.
    I though you guys would detect the sarcasm in my post. I linked you to who is online :wink: Oh well, I dont think any good can come from an "online light" ever for a man as cool as Boegy.

    i detected it, but decided to make a siwwy joke anyway.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    WHERE. IS. MY. BOGEY. INDICATOR?
    Fine, but if I make it everyone is going to want one. He will have a little light temporarily. Give me a day or two to get around to coding it.

  • MachineHeadMachineHead Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Fuck Tube, I came up with it, give it to me!

  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Ill give it to Shoe... I'll do it too cause Im that unstable.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2004
    Ill give it to Shoe... I'll do it too cause Im that unstable.

    You mean like the forums the other day?


    zing.




    ;)

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