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How many are online? [message #26574] Tue, 26 April 2011 10:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hi all,

I've seen that now the homepage is displaying the number of visitors and members online.
For example, currently:
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Online
- 37 members
- 368 visitors

I checked several times and it seems that the proportion between members and visitors is always - and rather acurately - around 10%.
Funny fact, isn't it?

Anyways, it is a very interesting information. Thank you Shapeways for adding it!


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Re: How many are online? [message #26577 is a reply to message #26574 ] Tue, 26 April 2011 12:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I saw this last week, I haven't been on much lately so I figured I either missed the update or just didn't notice it till now Razz


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Re: How many are online? [message #26595 is a reply to message #26577 ] Tue, 26 April 2011 22:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Magic, I noticed that too. Strange, isn't it?


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Re: How many are online? [message #26596 is a reply to message #26574 ] Tue, 26 April 2011 22:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@magic Thanks for pointing this out ! miss it too


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Re: How many are online? [message #26631 is a reply to message #26596 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 16:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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you mean it is pretty accurately 1:10 ratio as 37/(37+368)=9%

yes it does always seem to be 10:1


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Re: How many are online? [message #26632 is a reply to message #26631 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 17:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Who knows... Perhaps Visitors include Members...
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Re: How many are online? [message #26635 is a reply to message #26574 ] Wed, 27 April 2011 18:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe each member counts as 10 visitors Laughing


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Re: How many are online? [message #27274 is a reply to message #26635 ] Tue, 10 May 2011 22:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It seems that the number of visitors and members who are online has disappeared as quietly as it had appeared....


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Re: How many are online? [message #27276 is a reply to message #27274 ] Tue, 10 May 2011 22:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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maybe the function did not work. Though it is pretty easy to implement.

Use a keep alive ajax call every 30 seconds to say you are still online. Server just needs to keep a database of the last 1 minutes worth of ajax calls, remove duplicates by ip and check session data for who is loged on. You can then use the return call on that same ajax function to keep the number up to date.


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Re: How many are online? [message #27388 is a reply to message #27276 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 14:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmm, that's odd. Let's see if we can bring it over to the Community homepage (the site homepage wasn't such a good spot for it, I guess).

Bart


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Re: How many are online? [message #27389 is a reply to message #26574 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 14:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I never look at the community home page, always go straight to forum or blog. But I don't really need to know how many people are on. I can moderate as many as it takes Razz


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Re: How many are online? [message #27398 is a reply to message #26574 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 15:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lol


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Re: How many are online? [message #27410 is a reply to message #26574 ] Thu, 12 May 2011 18:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wasn't happy with it, so I took it down for now. I'll think about ways to make it more interesting or bring it to a different part of the site at some point.

-Ben


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Re: How many are online? [message #43102 is a reply to message #26574 ] Mon, 30 January 2012 11:57 UTC Go to previous message
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how cool is that...........

 
   
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