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Seeing who's looking at a thread

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Gary W. Graley, May 14, 2017.

  1. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Seems with the new software that you do not see who is looking or reading a thread at any given time?

    But if you look at a person you can see their current status, if they don't have that turned off.

    Is it a feature that I might have not set correctly?

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  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    It would be cool if we could see who has already seen a thread, and who is currently looking at a given thread. Like we used to. It might be possible, but I suspect Sparkles is trying to let the new software burn in and iron out the known bigger issues.
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  3. The Warrior

    The Warrior ◄►Dubz◄► Moderator Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I miss that feature myself. Hopefully Spark can get it figured out, if indeed it's even possible.
  4. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Agree ^, I like this feature too :thumbsup:
  5. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    It does make it seem less like a forum and more like a library, or Wikipedia like thing, a little more impersonal, but, that's just a feeling I get.
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  6. annr

    annr Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    I completely agree.
  7. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    I always like that feature and hope that it can be brought back on the new software.
  8. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I get the same feeling.
  9. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    With the old software, and with the appropriate membership level, I forget if it was Gold or Platinum, a member could be "invisible" if they chose.

    Personally, I'd prefer to have it off. Whose business is it of anyone else's what I'm viewing? Or mine of theirs? When I was the appropriate level, I always turned invisibility on.

    Although I do have to admit that it can be fun when a troll is getting reamed and you see they're watching and you're awaiting their reply (sometimes which doesn't come). But I'd rather have invisibility on than this silly vicarious amusement.
  10. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Guess it depends on where you spend your time most? Some places I'd not want folks to see me there either, but in the Traditional area or sales forum you can see old friends that are looking in on a common thread or conversation or who might be interested in buying something you're selling, but not seeing anyone is strange after so many years.

    And yes, it probably isn't anyone's business what someone else is doing, can't fault that logic...
  11. Corytr

    Corytr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    I miss that feature as well. It made it feel more like a community rather than just a "posting board" as stated earlier.

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