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Re: Other Users List

by Chady (Priest)
on Oct 26, 2002 at 09:38 UTC ( #208215=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Other Users List

Hi

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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Re: Re: Other Users List
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Oct 27, 2002 at 01:03 UTC

    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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