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Lack of interest [Suggestion] Maximum amount of users online

soloarquitectura

Well-known member
#1
Is there any way to see the maximum amount of users online and the day it happened?
It is a feature much appreciated by my users.
They love to know when the record was achieved.
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#11
I always thought it was a pretty pointless statistic, since it mainly reflected a Spider Surge. But I suppose if your most-online number is something like 5000 you'd want to show it off.

Really though - why not just add it as text, and make up any number you like. "Most online - two billion on 4/7/2010." It's not like anyone will know the difference. Or care.
 

Ingenious

Well-known member
#12
Because my forum is based on a seasonal subject, we have an annual "party" where as many members as possible try and log in at a set time, so we can smash the on-line record for that year. It has become a tradition :) So it will be a shame to lose that statistic, but not enough of a shame to keep me with vBulletin :)
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#15
Because my forum is based on a seasonal subject, we have an annual "party" where as many members as possible try and log in at a set time, so we can smash the on-line record for that year. It has become a tradition :) So it will be a shame to lose that statistic, but not enough of a shame to keep me with vBulletin :)
Ah. Cool tradition. :) I hope someone writes a Mod for you!
 
#16
I do not think it is a useless statistic, and if properly coded it should not take into account spiders, or at least users that are obviously spiders. In the forums I worked with and for, the small line in the lower part of the forums was often a reminder of an important event, happy or sad, that happened in the community. It could mark the release of a new game, or the death of one of the most active members in the community.

But I think that a small modification would do just fine. I did not have a chance to code anything from Xenforo, but I suppose you have some class to determine if the user is actually a spider. Once you have that, updating two fields - most members count and date this happened - if the value of total users online is higher than the one in the database would be trivial.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#19
We've actually been waiting to see how long it would be until someone commented that we don't have that.

Three months. I guess people don't really miss it eh?
I always have found it marginally entertaining.

But I think it is time to jettison that now...
 

CFodder

Well-known member
#20
I look at it every now and again to see if we've managed to drag more people in for a look-see. Noticed it wasn't part of XF when I signed up, just not a biggy.

Be nice if a mod was done for it, def don't see it as part of the core, though.