September 11, 2005 in Feedback
Just a couple of little suggestions which would tidy up the anonymous user setting and have it function correctly.1. This topic on my forum inspired the first one...
If a user is logged in as anonymous, his/her "Last Active" time (seen in profile view) shouldn't keep being updated.
It should keep the last active time from when they were online but not anonymous.
Otherwise other users know they are around on the boards somewhere which defeats the object.2. Admins can see anonymous users in the online list, however whilst viewing their profile it shows as "Offline". This should also show whereabouts on the boards that particular user is (for admins).
These suggestions are coming directly from 2.04 so if they are already in 2.1... great!
If not... i think they need looking into!
Thats would require storing of the time everyone was last online. That would mean, as far as I can see without thinking about it too much tonight, on every page load, a query to the DB for every user. No thank you.
Doesn't it just store last login? :blink:
There are two columns named last_visit and last_activity in the members table.
2nd and final bump :)
What's the problem with displaying an anonymous person's last activity? Isn't this discoverable in any case by searching for their most recent post?
Not if they aren't posting it isn't.
If their last active time is one minute ago you know they are around.
Knowing they are around somewhere means its not entirely anonymous.
Dont forget this as well...2. Admins can see anonymous users in the online list, however whilst viewing their profile it shows as "Offline". This should also show whereabouts on the boards that particular user is (for admins).
I agree on the updating of "Last Active" shouldnt update, but rather there be an admin one that shows their Actual last active time, that way its still anonymous to members, but visible to admins.
Yep, thats possible i suppose.
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