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'Active' Status

A flag to show when you last logged on to the Halfbakery.
 
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This follows on from the impressive concern shown about rayfo's absence. Perhaps jutta could set up a date indicator on everyone's personal details screen to show when we last logged on. Even if they don't post anything, it would be nice to know that people are still around.
DrBob, Feb 24 2001

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       Incidentally, has anyone noticed how quiet it is without thumbwax? (jutta, I'm not trying to turn this into a 'Care in the Community' project, honest!)
DrBob, Feb 24 2001
  

       yes, Yes, YES!
Susen, Feb 24 2001
  

       I think this would be an interesting feature. Like it or not, it is a community. Just witness PeterSealy's joy for Susen...
PotatoStew, Feb 26 2001
  

       just practicing...you never know when you'll need to remember how to VOTE effectively.
Susen, Feb 26 2001
  

       I think of "last visited" as private information; I don't think giving it out for everyone is a good idea.   

       Allowing users to selective publish that information would be possible, but is a minor payoff for (right now) a huge increase in complexity (making user-accounts configurable.)
jutta, Feb 26 2001
  

       What about a more vague "Has visited within the last seven days [yes or no]" ...something to give an idea that someone is still around, but not specific enough to allow one to know when the someone was around.   

       Of course, none of this would have helped with our concern for rayfo, since he presumably hasn't even been visiting. It may have just worried us more.
PotatoStew, Feb 26 2001
  

       Good point. Some sort of binary marker for seriously stale accounts ("don't expect instant feedback from this one") would probably be a good thing and not violate privacy all that badly.   

       But you're right, nothing of this would help solve the real problem that's bugging us.
jutta, Feb 26 2001
  

       The point about privacy is well taken jutta. I'm certainly not trying to suggest that people should be tracked on and off the site if that's not what they want.

Of course, if anyone desperately wants to contact or be contacted by any halfbaker, there always the opportunity to use e-mail addresses under your personal details (if it's not there, then it's reasonably safe to assume that the person doesn't want you to use it).
DrBob, Feb 27 2001
  

       Poor old rayfo's last couple of ideas got slaughtered. I suspect that he's put a cardboard box on his head and gone away to sulk somewhere. I know I would!
DrBob, Aug 09 2001
  

       //Incidentally, has anyone noticed how quiet it is without thumbwax?//
Flattered is my middle name.(I was elsewhere for a few months.) ; ) Thanks.
thumbwax, Sep 28 2002
  

       Blimey, thumb'! Talk about a slow reaction time. Have you been smoking those herbal cigarettes again?
DrBob, Sep 29 2002
  

       Nope - haven't had any during this entire century
thumbwax, Nov 11 2002
  

       Just thought I'd churn this one for good measure - adding that I'd like to see it implemented in the form of a rising loaf of bread - or some kind of yeast depiction. [+]
zen_tom, Mar 14 2005
  

       Red and itchy?
bristolz, Mar 16 2005
  
      
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