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TsunaReborn!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Hello! I'm not sure if this has already been addressed. The "Who is Online" area at the bottom of the forum doesn't give any information, no one is shown as online - I may have mentioned it in the feedback section not long after 5.0 was rolled out. I know it's something very minor but I am, shall I say, an inquisitive person and liked to have a nose at my fellow members profiles Laughing. Also if the function isn't working what is the point of it being there, right?

Anyways here is a picture of the area described:

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nbahn
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:22 pm Reply with quote
FWIW, I've noticed the same thing.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:09 am Reply with quote
Does anyone actually use that feature? It would be simpler for me to remove it than fix it.
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Dessa
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:39 am Reply with quote
I use it, if only to see what mods/admins are on if I see something that needs quick attention (like that one time someone's account got hacked and they were posting massive amounts of pornographic images in random threads).
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TsunaReborn!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:06 pm Reply with quote
I like to use it but if it goes I won't cry about it.
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nbahn
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:52 pm Reply with quote
ditto
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DerekTheRed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:08 pm Reply with quote
I click on Zac's name sometimes to see if he's banned anybody recently.
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:05 pm Reply with quote
I use it on occassion to check if someone I'm having a discussion with is online. It's not essential to my existence, but it's neat to have every once in a while
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:55 pm Reply with quote
If you do fix it, I vote for renaming the feature Who is "IMOUTO"?
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:34 pm Reply with quote
I liked it. It can be surprisingly useful to know who is online. Also helps foster a sense of community.

I guess it isn't a priority fix, but I would like to see it eventually come back.
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:45 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
I use it, if only to see what mods/admins are on if I see something that needs quick attention (like that one time someone's account got hacked and they were posting massive amounts of pornographic images in random threads).

I've used it several times myself to contact the closest mod.
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Chibi Shoujo



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Location: Wisconsin, USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:16 pm Reply with quote
I've also been wondering about this. I find it very helpful to know when a mod is online, and I enjoy snooping to see who else is around Smile
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:50 pm Reply with quote
Sometime this year we're going to upgrade phpBB to the newest version (based on a recent survey, we've decided to stay with phpbb). At that time we'll make certain that feature works.

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