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Hawkeye
10-11-2005, 12:10 AM
Is there a feature on vB that shows who is viewing what forums at the bottom right of that forum? If so, or anything like that, I was wondering if we could add that, to see whose viewing what.

Thoughts, before this leads to a spam fest?

Ace Protorney
10-11-2005, 12:11 AM
We've had that in the past, but I guess it got removed for some reason. I doubt the admins would want that back anyway.

eestlinc
10-11-2005, 12:12 AM
you can see what everyone is viewing under the "currently active users" link at the top of the main page, but we don't offer forum-specific lists.

Yamaneko
10-11-2005, 12:49 AM
You can enable that in the admin CP, but it requires an extra DB query.

Del Murder
10-11-2005, 02:59 AM
I don't know why that was ever removed. I thought it was cool.

Leeza
10-11-2005, 03:18 AM
Me too.

Hawkeye
10-11-2005, 03:59 AM
Could we possible add that in then?

eestlinc
10-11-2005, 04:04 AM
but that would require an extra DB query, and OMG WE CAN'T HAVE THAT IT WOULD SLOW EVERYTHING DOWN!!!

Yamaneko
10-11-2005, 04:05 AM
You might get away with that sort of nonsense at Fool's Gold, but here is another story.

Raistlin
10-11-2005, 04:13 AM
If they start accepting one thing, soon they'll have Aaron back here with his list of hacks.

RSL
10-11-2005, 04:55 AM
Yeah it would be easy to add this. But I guess we won't. I dunno.

Shlup
10-11-2005, 05:01 AM
http://panthersupplycatalog.com/images/edu/big/TCP/Mouse.gif

Hawkeye
10-11-2005, 05:11 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence Shulp :mad:

Del Murder
10-11-2005, 05:13 AM
I don't think this is a cookie scenario exactly, and I miss The Man and his needless hacks.

Raistlin
10-11-2005, 05:14 AM
I don't think this is a cookie scenario exactly, and I miss The Man and his needless hacks.
Do you mean that you miss turning them down?

-N-
10-11-2005, 05:18 AM
rubah is a needless hack.

escobert
10-11-2005, 05:22 AM
I don't know why that was ever removed. I thought it was cool.

Shlup
10-11-2005, 05:46 AM
I miss Aclmlmlnkn and his needless hacks.

black orb
10-11-2005, 05:50 AM
you can see what everyone is viewing under the "currently active users" link at the top of the main page, but we don't offer forum-specific lists.
>>> Yahoo! Slurp? what the hell are those.. :confused:

Raistlin
10-11-2005, 05:58 AM
I miss Aclmlmlnkn and his needless hacks.
Yeah, Acmlm was cool. :(

eestlinc
10-11-2005, 05:59 AM
>>> Yahoo! Slurp? what the hell are those.. :confused:
search engine bots, which is as good a reason as any not to list everyone viewing each forum at the bottom. You'd get three or four actual members and ten or so spiders in each forum.

black orb
10-11-2005, 06:01 AM
>>> Bots? im scared now.. :(

Primus Inter Pares
10-11-2005, 06:25 AM
Yeah, the bots are infiltrating to take over the world!

Be wary, soon they will outnumber and outsmart us taking over with one foul swoop!

We may not live to spam another day ;_;

Del Murder
10-11-2005, 06:26 AM
search engine bots, which is as good a reason as any not to list everyone viewing each forum at the bottom. You'd get three or four actual members and ten or so spiders in each forum.
Hm, that is a good reason.

Primus Inter Pares
10-11-2005, 06:27 AM
You could always make it display only members, couldn't ya?

eestlinc
10-11-2005, 06:34 AM
maybe

Yamaneko
10-11-2005, 06:40 AM
I put this on my TO-DO LIST, right after those avatars I need to upload.

Shlup
10-11-2005, 07:00 AM
I've never seen a "viewing forum" feature that listed spiders and lurkers, just members. But nice try with the lame excuse, eest! Now get to work!

eestlinc
10-11-2005, 07:01 AM
yea well I can't do anything about it anyway. You never came though on my secret adminning plot.

Hawkeye
10-11-2005, 07:04 AM
maybe
The truth is such a hard thing to say

But I sense my bull<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"> detector going off at anyrate

Primus Inter Pares
10-11-2005, 08:27 AM
I put this on my TO-DO LIST, right after those avatars I need to upload.
The words "Never gonna happen" come to mind :cool:

Psychotic
10-11-2005, 09:40 AM
I completely oppose this terrible monstrosity and I intend to fight it with every last ounce of strength I have.

Loony BoB
10-11-2005, 10:04 AM
Nah, no need for it as far as I'm concerned. If you really want to know who's online, go to who's online. If you want to see what they're doing, go see what they're doing. But yeah, we're trying to cut back on queries rather than add to them - the less the better.

"One more query" reminds me of "One more turn" on that CivAnon video or whatever it was.