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Re: Other Users List
by Chady (Priest) on Oct 26, 2002 at 09:38 UTC

    The idle time to drop off the other users list is set to 3 minutes. But the fact that you do not show immediately after you log in is that when the page is being 'compiled' your "last here" time is the one from the, well, last time you were here, so on the next page hit, that time will reflect the time of your log-in, if it is within the 3 minutes limit, you will show on the Other Users nodelet, if it's not, you will on the next page hit within a 3 minutes time.

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      There's a little more to it then that: the Other Users list is cached -- it's expensive to create (you have to query the entire users table to find those who have done somthing lately), and gets loaded a lot (because it's a default nodelet). Because of this, it's only updated every 5 (?) minutes.

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Re: Other Users List
by Daruma (Curate) on Oct 26, 2002 at 07:00 UTC

    I have noticed that when I first connect via my browser to The Monastery Gates, I do not appear in the list of lurkers. However, if I just jump to another node, like my homenode or Newest Nodes, I will appear in the list of other users. Additionally, I might click the talk button in the Chatterbox to refresh the screen.

    This is assumption... it may have something to do with the timing of the cookies being read and updated in the database. Refresh and you should see your name.

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