Forum OpenACS Q&A: Members Online
Posted by Malte Sussdorff on 12/05/04 05:44 PM
I enabled the possibility to see which members are online at the moment, as I think this is a really good community building feature. If you don't think so and would like to see it taken out again, please write to the OCT, so we can make an informed decision.
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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on 12/06/04 08:46 AM
It's a nice feature and a good idea. However, the current "online time" text of the current page is kind of confusing - just what is that about exactly? HTTP is a stateless protocol, there's no such thing as "online" - so what is that page really showing us? There should be some brief text on that page explaining what the numbers mean, probably in a small font either immediately above or below the table of online users.
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Posted by Rocael Hernández Rizzardini on 12/06/04 04:55 PM
I think it shows the users that has accessed the site in the last N (10) minutes...
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Posted by Jade Rubick on 12/06/04 07:47 PM
It shows the number of REGISTERED users who have cookies enabled and haven't made themselves invisible who have accessed the site in the last ten minutes :)
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Posted by Torben Brosten on 12/06/04 09:55 PM
It would be nice is there were also a count of the number of different sessions in the last N minutes, registered or not, cookies or no cookies, so we can get an overall idea of how much demand is really on the site.
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Posted by Jade Rubick on 12/06/04 10:08 PM
There is a proc to do that, but it's a stub, and nobody has finished writing it.