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N9ne
29 Oct 2002, 15:07
Simple, this hack will change the star that appears next to invisible users, it will give you the ability to change it to whatever you want. This hack will change it so invisible users have (invisible) after their username. This affects online.php, forumdisplay.php, index.php.

Full details provided in instructions, just open in any text editor and follow the straight forward instructions!

N9ne
29 Oct 2002, 15:11
Screeny!

Chris M
29 Oct 2002, 15:38
Lol...

Nice little change:)

Satan

Talisman
29 Oct 2002, 17:18
That sounds like a nice option to have. Thanks.

While we're on the subject, does anyone know how to exclude invisible users from the "who's online" count shown? I've searched around here for a solution to that. But from what I was able to find in these threads, most people didn't seem much interested.

I don't suppose that matters much for very large groups. One or two invisible users among 40 or 50 (or more) users online wouldn't even be noticed. But ours is just getting warmed up still and some people feel uncomfortable about such things.

Thanks to all for the help you share with everyone.

Cheers!

NTLDR
29 Oct 2002, 17:20
I'm sure that Admins see the correct count and users who can't see invisible users see the number of visible users.

N9ne
29 Oct 2002, 17:49
NTLDR: Actually, the total number is shown to all.

Erwin
29 Oct 2002, 18:24
The total number IS shown to all, as invisible members appear as guests to other members. I think. :)

Blago
29 Oct 2002, 18:27
Originally posted by Talisman

While we're on the subject, does anyone know how to exclude invisible users from the "who's online" count shown? I've searched around here for a solution to that.
Looking for the same.

N9ne
29 Oct 2002, 18:31
That's irrelevant to this hack, post in requests ;)

Chris M
29 Oct 2002, 19:34
@Erwin - Invisible Users are shown as "Members", but they dont appear on Whos Online as Guests or anything, unless you can see them;)

Satan

Merjawy
30 Oct 2002, 01:16
is there a way to remove the admin from whos online and counts if he/she is invisable?


by the way, this is a nice little hack I like it and sure will install it I don't like the * for some reason

N9ne
30 Oct 2002, 01:18
Removing the admin from count and list would require more hacking but I don't have that kind of PHP knowledge ;), I suggest posting in the requests forum...please click install if you use this hack though ;)

Merjawy
30 Oct 2002, 01:21
wasn't really a request just a thought.. not really looking for it

but thanks for the reply and thank again for the hack and sure enough I just clicked :)

Talisman
30 Oct 2002, 02:02
Originally posted by N9ne
That's irrelevant to this hack, post in requests ;)

Gee. That wasn't a request for someone to write another hack or to expand on this one. Just a simple question, with the thought that someone might have a ready answer or point me to another thread.

Wasn't my intent to divert the whole subject of this discussion elsewhere. Sorry to trouble you. I'll figure it out myself.

Thanks.