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on the old format, when you clicked on someone's profile, you could see when they last logged in. It was a good way of seeing that your friends were all still here....and didn't mysteriously disappear one day....

How do I see Time Last Logged In on this new format?
post #2 of 4

Don't know, but I have a mirror image point to make that's appropriate for this thread.

 

Since the new site, I've switched to using Invisible mode. I never minded users being able to click into my username and see when I was logged in before, or see when I was online by looking for the green button under my name. But it does bug me that if you're not Invisible on the new system, your username appears in very large bold type in the reactive tag cloud for Who's Online on the main styleforum page.

 

Before the change, the ability to see if someone was only was largely an active, user-driven thing i.e. if you wanted to check if someone was online, you looked at their profile or for the green button, and got the data. This was useful, but also maintained a sort of vague privacy (someone had to make an effort).

 

Now, it's both less usable (ie miran's point in this thread about not being able to see when they last logged on, even if they didn't post during that logon period) but there's also an intrusive/automatic forced passive breach of privacy in the outsized font used for recent logons in the Who's Online cloud.

 

Result? Whereas before I didn't mind people being able to check whether I was online, now I resent it being intrusively advertised, so I've used Invisible mode to hide the data completely. Classic example of the law of unintended consequences.

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Don't know, but I have a mirror image point to make that's appropriate for this thread.

 

Since the new site, I've switched to using Invisible mode. I never minded users being able to click into my username and see when I was logged in before, or see when I was online by looking for the green button under my name. But it does bug me that if you're not Invisible on the new system, your username appears in very large bold type in the reactive tag cloud for Who's Online on the main styleforum page.

 

Before the change, the ability to see if someone was only was largely an active, user-driven thing i.e. if you wanted to check if someone was online, you looked at their profile or for the green button, and got the data. This was useful, but also maintained a sort of vague privacy (someone had to make an effort).

 

Now, it's both less usable (ie miran's point in this thread about not being able to see when they last logged on, even if they didn't post during that logon period) but there's also an intrusive/automatic forced passive breach of privacy in the outsized font used for recent logons in the Who's Online cloud.

 

Result? Whereas before I didn't mind people being able to check whether I was online, now I resent it being intrusively advertised, so I've used Invisible mode to hide the data completely. Classic example of the law of unintended consequences.

Um, not to be contrary, but this is simply inaccurate. All of the users online used to be displayed on the front page of the forum... All VB forums have this unless it's turned off, and the only time we turned it off was when the old, buggy system got so slow that database queries to see who was online woiuld have essentially murdered it.
post #4 of 4

No, it is accurate, but I think you've misunderstood my point.

 

My point is about the SIZE of the text, not its absolute presence/absence. Before, all listed users were displayed the same (normal, if not smaller than normal) font size. Now, the more recently you log in, the larger the text of your name in the (already very prominent) cloud list. This is what I mean by it being intrusively, actively, advertised.

 

I wouldn't mind the old list with everyone the same small font size, esp. as it was buried right down at the bottom of the page.

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