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Fixed "* only visible members counted" -- not true?

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Ati, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Ati

    Ati Active Member


    could someone please confirm this?

    It seems to me that the number of members shown on the "Members online now" page includes all invisible members, too.

    On my test-board I have "Show your online status" unchecked, and this user -- correctly -- is not displayed in the "Members online now" box on the forum homepage. However, it is counted as being an online member. This is fine, since it's true, and there's no text here, saying that only visible users are counted.

    On the "Members Online Now" page however, in the "Online Statistics" box, the same number is shown as on t he forum homepage, with the added text "* only visible members counted". This does not appear to be true.

    Or does this text refer to something else? In which case it is a little confusing.
  2. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    It is true.

    In the following situation I am logged out.
    On another PC, I got another account running with Invisible Mode, this is what it shows.
  3. Ati

    Ati Active Member

    Not this box, the other one:


    I have a normal user logged on, and an invisible user. That's 2, the number is correct, but the text that says only visible members are counted is not true IMHO.

    This is what it looks like on the forum main page, when looked at by the normal user (the other, INVISIBLE user is not listed):

  4. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what I meant :p

    Anyhow, it's the same.
  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The total does indeed show both visible and invisible members. This is by design, as privacy dictates that we do not identify invisible members, but there is nothing to stop them from contributing anonymously to totals.

    The 'only visible members counted' text is not part of the default XenForo installation.
  6. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is

    only visible members counted

    The variable and the text are parts of the default XenForo installation and so it is a bug ;)
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sorry, I forgot we had counters there, I will correct the text.
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Screen shot 2011-02-15 at 13.24.26.png
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  9. xenDach

    xenDach Active Member

    Hi Kier,

    Don't mean to be picky.:) But is "hidden visitors" the right wordage? I mean, only members can hide themselves. Wouldn't it be better "Totals may include hidden members".

    *Ducking Kier's backhand slap*

  10. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Hidden visitors is the correct term because 'members' does not have any indication of current browsing activity implied.
  11. xenDach

    xenDach Active Member

    [​IMG]Ok. I don't understand to be honest. But that is ok. I don't have to.[​IMG]

  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    A person can be a member but not visit, but a visitor is a visitor by virtue of visiting. :)
  13. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    That's deep [​IMG]
  14. xenDach

    xenDach Active Member

    hehehe....So in your "deep":p definition a member is also a visitor, just like a guest is a visitor. Got it, I think. It just leads one to believe guests can also hide themselves in some way, which isn't the case. Saying "members" can be hidden is the way the software actually works and also points to a function a member could use. "Hmm....how do I hide myself, if I wanted to?" Now you might have guests asking themselves that same question.;)

    Again, this is splitting frog hairs.:D


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