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Lack of Interest [SUGGESTION] Option to show online users in threads / thread list

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by dutchbb, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    One of the features my members dig is the showing of online users/guests viewing a thread / thread list. Will this be a feature in XF? I do not see it now, that's why I posted it as a suggestion.

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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

  3. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ryan, looks like I need to use the search first more often.
  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Our members love (need) the option to see who's online in a thread. I really hope this can be added in beta/gold.
    Alfa1, Jarod, Booth and 1 other person like this.
  5. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    like the product that Paul M did for vB? personally i think that all the PM's products must be integrated here ... :)
  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what that is. This one is the default online users in vB.
  7. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Users currently reading or replying in a thread is something different than who has read a thread. My users love this:
    AJAX: Show Users Browsing Threads & Replying
    Its very handy to see if someone is writing a reply.
    Rob likes this.
  9. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Interesting... :) +1
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    So is this something that will be considered or not?
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's been suggested before I believe, but I'm not sure when or if it'd appear. As always, it's important for people to like the suggestions they, well, like. :)
  12. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Right now I'm on an ipb3 site that has a topic relating to a football club takeover. It's great to see how many people are following it. I'm in favour of this suggestion.
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    This has been suggested many times before...in fact, the OP has already suggested this :confused:
    erich37 likes this.
  14. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    No matter how much topics made, I'll keep saying I like this idea ;)
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    This is a different suggestion, Brogan.

    The suggestion here is to list usernames of people who are currently viewing the thread you're in or the forum/sub-forum you're in. vB, IPB, and phpBB all do this...wouldn't surprise me if all the major forum software providers offer this.

    What you're referring to is an indicator on a per user basis as to whether or not they are online - not exactly where they currently are in the forums.
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    The other threads didn't get much attention and I know this is a very popular feature in many communities... Maybe the unpopular threads can be removed and/or merged with this one.
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Do you mean a dedicated page, or at the bottom of each forum/thread?

    phpBB have a dedicated page and list people browsing a forum but they don't do it at thread level.
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Or maybe you don't keep creating new threads but instead add to existing threads?

    A list of users at the bottom of each forum and the bottom of each thread

    Yeah, that might be all they offer...I don't know, not too familiar with phpBB myself.
  20. Tanax

    Tanax Active Member

    I'd rather have it at the top actually. Tucking it at the bottom doesn't bring it much attention. Have it as a collapsable box so that those who don't wish to view it can just collapse it(and have it remember that so that if you collapse it and then view another thread, the box is collapsed). While collapsed it could like.. only display how many users are viewing the thread.

    And there's so much confusion regarding the feature "Who's viewing what" since it really involves 3 different features.

    #1. On profiles; Show what the user is viewing currently
    #2. On forum index(next to the forum-name) and in forums(next to the thread-name); Show how many users are viewing the forum/thread
    #3. In forums and in threads; Show who is currently viewing the thread

    (#4) Then there's the feature called "Who has viewed/read" which only affects threads. Basically a list of people who have some time(not neccessarily right now) have read that thread. So 4 different features that are almost the same..

    No wonder there's so much confusion :D
    I know that #1 has been implemented but any news regarding #2, #3 and #4?

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