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Alyoshka
07-08-01, 12:18 AM
I love this feature as it's neat to see if friends will be around when I'm posting. However, I'm also curious as to if it will be used by some people to see when "Mods" are hanging around on the forum.

Do you think it will be a good idea to leave the mods visible so that people know or invisible so that trolls, banned users, and whatnot will be kept guessing?

I don't think this is a huge deal, just something that I thought I'd mention as I've seen Geoff and Bushdog both state that they normally don't like to let users know when they are going to be absent from the board for any length of time.

ps thanks for the great job with everything!

GeoffK
07-08-01, 12:25 AM
Good point, Right now I'm using it as a tool to measure the impact of people v. load.

I will probably not keep it up after we know this will handle the load.

RandyC
07-08-01, 03:28 AM
Yeah, I had already thought of this and made myself invisible. :)

DVDer
07-08-01, 03:33 AM
Yeah, I had already thought of this and made myself invisible.

Same here.

--Heather

RandyC
07-08-01, 03:42 AM
Does not seem to be invisible though...

Hmmm...

Now I feel like that guy in Mystery Men.

Alyoshka
07-08-01, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by randyc

Now I feel like that guy in Mystery Men.

Some might even say Mystery Mods? :)

LBPound
07-08-01, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by randyc
Does not seem to be invisible though...

Hmmm...

Now I feel like that guy in Mystery Men.

Wasn't that guy Kenan and/or Kel? They were great in Good Burger. :p

twikoff
07-08-01, 11:48 AM
HA, but I still see you!

GeoffK
07-08-01, 01:43 PM
I will disable it some time mid next week, after I use it to track the load v. traffic of the new forum.

So far, so good.

twikoff
07-08-01, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Bushdog


:( Geoff, disable this please.

yea.. i was just messin around.. I figured it was a safe bet that he was just using that feature to test the load.. cause it would be real bad news for you guys if it stayed..

naughty jonny
07-08-01, 10:41 PM
I actually like the idea for normal users, but do agree that mods shouldn't be included. Is it possible to keep the functionality but just not use it for mods and those who want to remain hidden?

Maybe allow an "opt out" option in your profile for those people who don't want it (mods + others).

GeoffK
07-12-01, 12:16 AM
I just figured out how to get the forum to list the number of people on the forum without listing all the users. This should be good as we continue to test and if it works could be interesting in the long haul :)