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About the Other Users Nodelet

by SiteDocClan
on Dec 15, 2006 at 19:40 UTC ( #590099=sitefaqlet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This nodelet displays a list of all users who are currently active in the Monastery — that is, those who have fetched a page (as a logged-in user) within the last three minutes. The list is not re-generated on every single hit, but is cached (for a short time).

These two factors combine to form a certain staleness factor. On one hand, the list may not show users who have just arrived — including yourself! On the other hand, the list may show users who were active several several minutes ago but are no longer.

The list is sorted by Experience Points (XP), with the more experienced monks on the top.

If you disable this nodelet in your Nodelet Settings, there are still ways you can view the same list. You can visit show_users or ?node=show_users&displaytype=raw which show only the list, or Fullpage Chat which contains a version that is refreshed periodically.

There are ways to fetch login-requiring pages without getting onto the Other Users list. How this works is explained in What XML generators are currently available on PerlMonks?.

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[Corion]: 1nickt: Yes, the module sounds promising indeed
[1nickt]: "putting the date in correct order" how?
[Corion]: TCLion: Whee ;)
[TCLion]: need to put like this : 2017-02-20 09:30:53
[1nickt]: That's why I asked if you are using DateTime. It has a large number of supporting modules (the author likes the term 'eco-system') so if you are already creating a DateTime obj from your dates, this module would read in the mnoron-formatted 1s seamlessly
[TCLion]: when I put the date together it looks like : 2017-Feb-24 (month is the problem)
[1nickt]: good luck, then.
[TCLion]: looking at DateTime documentation in monastery now

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