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When you log in, would you like to see a notice displayed saying something like, "There are 12 other Flutherers logged in"?

Asked by JackAdams (6507points) September 3rd, 2008

When I log in (particularly during the very early morning hours in the Eastern USA time zone), I am always curious about just how many of The Collective are currently online, or if I am all alone here. I guess it would just be nice to know, how many are “watching me.”

What do you think?

September 4, 2008, 2:08 AM EDT

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aneedleinthehayy's avatar

Yes. That would be nice.

JackAdams's avatar

I can’t believe this!

Four of us actually AGREE on something?


September 4, 2008, 2:233 AM EDT

augustlan's avatar

I wouldn’t want to make a habit of it!

augustlan's avatar

While I would like to see the number, I wouldn’t want it to show the usernames.

JackAdams's avatar

I could agree with that, for sure.

September 4, 2008, 2:39 AM EDT

augustlan's avatar

1 Flutherer/ian/ite has left the building…
Goodnight, all.

stratman37's avatar

Jack, you still owe me an explanation as to how you accomplish the date and time stamp!

bluemukaki's avatar

Followed closely by Why you accomplish the date and time stamp! The only thing about your idea is some people remain logged in for ages, regardless of whether they are even at their computers… even so its a cool idea.

shadling21's avatar

That’d be nice. And I agree with augustlan

Yeah the lack of date/time is a bit bizarre… is there a reason why the site doesn’t have it?

mdy's avatar

I’d appreciate seeing that figure, provided that the site’s performance as a whole doesn’t degrade.

(Basically, I’m wary of the processing power that would be required to calculate a constantly-changing number.)

skfinkel's avatar

It’s after two a.m. here in the Pacific NW, and I assume few if anyone is on line right now. I don’t really need to know if there is anyone on this minute or not. One of the cool things about fluther is that what I write is on the site for when people wake up.

So, I guess my answer to this question is: not necessary.

Divalicious's avatar

I don’t really care to know how many others are online at the same time.

In fact, on a Saturday night it could be downright depressing to see a Flutherfull at home instead of out having fun! ;-)

sarapnsc's avatar

No, it doesn’t have any significance to me whether someone else is on or not. I can’t chat with them…, just let me find my questions and answer them, and then I’ll be on my way.

It wouldn’t bother me either though, if Fluther added the little display for others who want it and who find it has some type of significance for them.

marinelife's avatar

I don’t care. I enjoy back-and-forth with people, but that is not really the main point of Fluther so I can Fluther alone.

breedmitch's avatar

No. It’s the tranquil, zen-like appearance that attracts me. I don’t need yet another distraction to bump my head on.

Allie's avatar

It could be cool. The list idea might be cool too if it used only the Flutherers in “My Fluther” instead of every Flutherer.

jlm11f's avatar

I agree with breedmitch. I don’t really want this feature. I don’t see the point for having it.

JackAdams's avatar

It could be programmed to be an individually-requested feature, displayed to/for only those who wished to see it.

September 4, 2008, 1:50 PM EDT

scamp's avatar

I agree with skfinkel, PnL and breedmitch. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Things are fine just the way they are. I don’t need my Fluther page more “cluttered”.

breedmitch's avatar

@scamp: flutherclutter. hehe.

lilikoi's avatar

I think it would be fun. Either a # counter or phpbb-like list of unames.

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