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Re: Re: Users who don't log out

by Zero_Flop (Pilgrim)
on Mar 14, 2004 at 08:05 UTC ( [id://336472]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Users who don't log out
in thread Users who don't log out

Hey all. I did a little experiment becouse I found it interensting that I was in the "others". I left PM until my name was removed from the list. I verified it was not on the list by Not Logging in and checking the list.

Then All I ddi was log into PM and my name appeared.

So what does this mean? Well it looks like the system is logging anyone who is logged in but not in chat as an "other". It has nothing to do with the Chat.

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Re: Re: Re: Users who don't log out
by davido (Cardinal) on Mar 14, 2004 at 08:33 UTC
    Your experiment didn't prove or disprove anything that wasn't already pretty much understood.

    "Other Users" shows all users who are currently logged in. To be logged in currently, one must interact with the (or .com) site in some way within the past few minutes. The list decays with time; if you don't interact with the site, after a period of time, you automatically drop off the list. By "interacting" with the site, I mean browsing the site while logged in, posting to the site, searching, chatting in CB, etc. Pretty much any time your browser hits the PM site, you've interacted, and your presence on the "Other Users" list has been refreshed.

    The reason that folks are talking about "Fullpage CB Chat" as a likely culprit for keeping people logged in, is that the "Fullpage CB Chat" works by periodically grabbing updates from the PM XML CB tickertape. That means as long as a user has Fullpage CB Chat running, he will always have a fresh listing on "Other Users".


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