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Zuga
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August 13th, 2015 at 11:54:01 AM permalink
Hi WoV'ers

so we have just introduced a new feature that shows your online status within forum posts/boards. It is a little green dot shown next to your avatar.

"All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing "
EvenBob
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:38:37 PM permalink
I don't want people to know I'm online,
I opted out of that in preferences years
ago.
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TwoFeathersATL
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:46:27 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What do you mean 'status'. The threads and
posts have always been there next to the
avatar. What does the green dot mean.

It's not showing any dot on mine, btw.


EB, it works differently for everyone else.
I think maybe you have preferential treatment, out of respect of course.
Last I looked, no green dot on me either.
I think I know the answer(s).
You'll get there, we'll wait on you..
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
chickenman
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:56:32 PM permalink
Quote: Zuga

Hi WoV'ers

so we have just introduced a new feature that shows your online status within forum posts/boards. It is a little green dot shown next to your avatar.

Well, what I see is finally the text of a blocked member is blocked, but 2feathers is shown as last poster but his post isn't visible.
Zuga
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:57:48 PM permalink
im thinking you have your online status set to hide under your preferences, hence why no green dot.

The online status means that you are currently active on the site
"All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing "
texasplumr
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August 13th, 2015 at 1:01:50 PM permalink
Yeah, if you've checked the "hide online status" box in preferences then it doesn't light up. As you can see, no green dot.
Stupid is a choice
DeMango
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August 13th, 2015 at 1:03:49 PM permalink
What purpose is the hide online status all about? Pure Paranoia?
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DJTeddyBear
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August 13th, 2015 at 1:20:23 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

What purpose is the hide online status all about? Pure Paranoia?

Yep.

I never understood that option either.
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TwoFeathersATL
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August 13th, 2015 at 2:16:30 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Yep.

I never understood that option either.



Just speaking for myself, that is all I can do.
Recently went to preferences to choose the ''dark side'.
Didn't like it but while I was there I noticed the 'hide your online status' feature, or something like that.
So I picked it, just for fun. Was getting a little tired that when I looked it showed that there were usually just 5-15 members online, one of which was always me. Long, cumbersome name me. I had noticed that there were people posting that, according to the list, weren't online. Interesting. Was just a trial, pls remember I'm new here.

I will go back and change the preference again, back to the prior, and then the little dots will follow me around again, no doubt.

Someone said paranoia? It's not paranoia if there really is a silly little guy hiding in the bushes. If he disappears there will be 3 silly guys in the bushes tomorrow. 3 better armed, from one wrung up the ladder shall we say. Don't give them the finger, it just pisses them off. Then there's five... .
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
odiousgambit
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August 13th, 2015 at 6:17:14 PM permalink
in chess sites, say, you might not want a game - hiding your status might be good. Here, why?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: 典hanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell! She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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