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verto
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 7:14 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Stats @ 03:10:15 EST, 5/16/03 wrote:
In total there are 17 users online :: 1 Registered, 0 Hidden and 16 Guests
Registered Users Online: verto
This data is based on users active over the past 15 minutes.

Who are the 16 guests? Do homeless bots sleep here at night? Neutral

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 9:15 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

hehe..."4WebHelp - glad to give unfortunate bots somewhere to stay during the cold hard nights"

perhaps the site just had some visitors?

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 3:30 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Why is it so unusual for people to visit the site when it's night time in the US? People from all over the world surf the net and speak English, so it's not surprising to find them visiting the site, although I'm sure there are a few bots (such as Google Smile) once in a while. And what were you doing here at that time? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 7:21 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Daniel wrote:
Why is it so unusual for people to visit the site when it's night time in the US? People from all over the world surf the net and speak English, so it's not surprising to find them visiting the site, although I'm sure there are a few bots (such as Google Smile) once in a while. ...

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I don't know, maybe it just seems spooky to be the only person here out of 17 or so who's openly revealing their identity during several visits over a period of several hours. Maybe part of that feeling comes from once belonging to a Flash forum site where 99% of the time I entered the chat rooms (as opposed to the posting boards) there were only a few 'ghost' handles hanging about, and the main way to tell if they were really there was to try and spook THEM (a lot of members used to joke that they must be bots too).

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... And what were you doing here at that time? Very Happy

Hmmm... that's what I'M starting to wonder right now too... have been up for well over 24 hours now, and my attention span is starting to ...

Is Someone Watching Us Now...
One popular forum that's been down for several months now has just gone back up in the last couple days with a rebuilt site, and with a new feature I've never run into before: if you go to a certain page and roll over the names in the list of logged in members, the text that pops up under your mouse tells you roughly what that member is doing on the site. Have any of you seen this on other forum sites yet?

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 7:29 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Sorry, is this what you mean?

http://www.4webhelp.net/forums/viewonline.php

It sounds roughly like what you're describing Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 9:28 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

That's it, Daniel Image

Y' know, in case you collect suggestions for new tutorials, maybe a good one might be something along the lines of "A Newcomer's Guide To 4WH."

Or maybe even something more melodramatic-sounding, like "Indianiel Jonesett and the Hidden Mysteries of Ancient 4WebHelpNypt."...Wink Very Happy

Seriously. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 12:46 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

they are not all visiting the forum, some are visiting the main site Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 3:37 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

*scared to visit the main site now* Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 9:54 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

lol...I'm sure they don't bite, verto Wink

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 10:19 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

verto, that "Who's Online" feature is actually available in most of today's popular bulletin boards Very Happy (vBulletin, Invision Board, phpBB, openBB, ikonBoard, etc...).

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 7:07 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

adam wrote:
lol...I'm sure they don't bite, verto Wink

* wonders if adam's really one of them * Shocked

Daniel:
thanks Daniel, that's news to me. Most of my last 8 years of forum participation has been on custom-built boards I guess. The forum I mentioned above (another custom one) just added that feature, so it's new there, and first I remember seeing, tho' I've often suspected admins at many of the other forums have had that info.

adam:
are you not a homeless bot? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 9:47 am (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

verto wrote:
adam:
are you not a homeless bot? Wink (in english: are you not a homeless bot)

nope Razz hehe

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 8:05 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 9:31 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Kdawg wrote:
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I'm reasonably certain that doesn't mean anything...

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 9:51 pm (14 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Kdawg wrote:
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Turns into "what language it that?"

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