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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:10 pm 
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"In total there are 4 users online :: 2 Registered, 1 Hidden and 1 Guest"
:mrgreen: What is a Hidden :?:


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Someone who's set their profile so they don't show up on the Who's Online menu.


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Why would someone want to be hidden? It is not like you are bidding on something? Can someone name a good reason because I can't think of one. Of course, I am a little tired at the moment. Can a hidden user post a message?

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Hidden users can post messages and everyone else can see them. Hidden only applies to Who's Online.


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There are a number of reasons for someone to want to remain hidden. All we can do is respect that choice.

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I personally don't see any reason for us to use it, but there must be numerous reasons, or the forum developers wouldn't have bothered to include it as an option. By the same token, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be an option either. If someone wants to be annonymous, they should be able to.

Personally, I find it very interesting to see who's online at the same time I am. It's making me think about adding a Chat feature!

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a chat feature would be cool. So far there has only been one or two registered users on at the same times I have been. Hopefully that will grow.

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it is ok, I asked only :roll:


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i would love to see a chat option here as well.


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Adam wrote:
i would love to see a chat option here as well.


I second that to!!! I would love to talk to you people direct. :lol:


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a chat option would be great i am online all of the time and having a chat option would enable me to talk to the people who are online at the same time as me without cluttering the fourm. Another thing that i love that i just found was the cube expressions :solved: :scrambled: i have been trying to find some for a long time and now i have them! So how about it sandy i think we have spoken can you add a chat option ... pleeze for the cube headed people? CHAT+FOURM= :D :D :D

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Having been on large forums with hundreds of people, a "hidden" option is appealing to people who perhaps post a lot, but don't want to be deluged with private messages or people wanting them to join a chat or even online "stalkers." I know it seems odd since you can't exactly follow someone online physically, but there are personal reasons (often for females) for being "hidden."

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I never had really thought of that. I have been to too many other forums. This is such a small group on a specific topic (currently and growing fast) that I didn't see a reason to be hidden. This wasn't a feature on the twistymegasite.

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Scott A wrote:
a chat option would be great i am online all of the time and having a chat option would enable me to talk to the people who are online at the same time as me without cluttering the fourm. Another thing that i love that i just found was the cube expressions :solved: :scrambled: i have been trying to find some for a long time and now i have them! So how about it sandy i think we have spoken can you add a chat option ... pleeze for the cube headed people? CHAT+FOURM= :D :D :D


a chat option takes up a lot of bandwidth that he may not have, so go easy on him if he doesn't/can't implement the idea of a chat room

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i know this but sandy wrote that she was thinking of adding a chat option

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Scott A wrote:
i know this but sandy wrote that she was thinking of adding a chat option


Hate to break it to you, but Sandy's a dude. The name is just ambiguous enough for us Yanks. :wink:

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i was kinda figuring that after reading allmost all of the post im TM history! but when i typed this message i thought to my self what if sandy is a girl and i put he then they would be mad at me and you dont want the person who has full acess to the fourm to be mad at you

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Scott A wrote:
i know this but sandy wrote that she was thinking of adding a chat option


Don't worry, I get that all the time. Believe me, I'm used to it!

I was damn sure my son's name didn't carry the same gender ambiguity. It would be a stretch to assume someone called Tyson is a girl!

Anyway, I've done a little research about the chat thing, and it will indeed eat bandwidth, but probably not too much for such a small pool of users. I've found a simple script that seems to work, but I'm insisting on customizing it quite a bit before releasing it cause it looks like crap.

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Yes, you definitely want the chat program to follow the flow of your site. You've incorporated the forums very smoothly, so it would be a shame if you couldn't do the same for the chat system.

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Okay, check out the Chat option in the Site Features menu. Time for bed... gotta get up for work in 5 hours!

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Is there no way to make a live chat? What you have seems more like a bulletin board.

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