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Old 10-04-2007, 09:49 AM
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DON'T FORGET TO LOG OFF WHEN YOU EXIT THE SITE AND THEN LOG ON WHEN VISITING. LET THE "REAL" NUMBERS SHOW.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:05 AM
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You know, it's interesting you bring this subject up because 9 times out of 10, I can't log off this site. I go through the steps outlined, but when I go back online, I find I'm already logged in.

Truth is, that's why I set up my account to not show when I'm online. Otherwise people might think I'm online here all the time. Maybe it's some sort of conspiracy or somethin'.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:38 AM
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Same Here.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:41 AM
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What does logging off have to do with real numbers? They just track your hits and pageviews and link it to your user ID/IP address. If you are logged in or not it doesn't matter at all.
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How did you come up with that information?
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Why would anyone care one way or the other....

why should I care about the statistics?
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:56 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/4/2007 10:45 AM

How did you come up with that information?
Because I have run many websites, and logging out should just remove a cookie from your browser. HTML is a stateless proticall, they base the fact that you are actually online by determining the last time you "hit" a page. That hit combined with the fact that you are using either a session cookie or a cookie stored in your browser tells them who you are and if you are online.

If you want to test this, stay logging into the site. Close your browser, open your browser and delete your cookies, then return to this website. You should be logged out.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:19 AM
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I think Bug was thinking more along the line of IB making it look like there are more folks online here than there really are at any given time. That has to be a feather in their cap when there are larger numbers, especially where their advertisers are concerned.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:24 AM
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this is getting amusing.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:28 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/4/2007 11:19 AM

I think Bug was thinking more along the line of IB making it look like there are more folks online here than there really are at any given time. That has to be a feather in their cap when there are larger numbers, especially where their advertisers are concerned.
Yeah, I know where he is going, that "who is logged in page" is generally just "Who has hit the site in the last 15 minutes page" thats how that works. If you wanted to make it look like nobody was online then don't login when you are lurking (delete your cookies) and only log in when you wanted to post stuff.
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I still think you may be missing the point. Just look a the top of this page and see what you see. Here's what I see:

Welcome, TN FREEBIRD (Logoff). You have 38 messages in your Inbox - View (0 new). 689 users online (439 registered, 250 guests).

This tells me we have 439 members on this site who may not really be here if they didn't log off after leaving.
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/4/2007 11:39 AM

I still think you may be missing the point. Just look a the top of this page and see what you see. Here's what I see:

Welcome, TN FREEBIRD (Logoff). You have 38 messages in your Inbox - View (0 new). 689 users online (439 registered, 250 guests).

This tells me we have 439 members on this site who may not really be here if they didn't log off after leaving.
No, that makes perfect sense. There are 439 people logged into the site who have visited the site in the last X number of minutes, there are 250 people who have visited the site in the last X number of minutes who are not logged in. If you were to close your browser, delete your cookies, come back there would be 439 people logged in and 251 people as guests, until your last view was greater then X minutes. If you were to press logout, provided it works immediatly and correctly you would be moved from the 439 to the 250 at that point, and your "Guest" count would time out after a certain number of minuted. Trust me, it is how it works.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:47 PM
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I still don't know why this matters.

Trust me.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:05 PM
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i like cookies
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hay gagmy waht kined
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chicken in a biskit - 10/4/2007 1:12 PM

hay gagmy waht kined
I have always been able to decipher chicken before, but I can't figure this one out.
Help, please.

For what its worth, I think IB is trying to make the numbers look good, for some reason. I personally could not care less, but like others have said, I think thats what is going on.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:48 PM
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hey, gagme, what kind?? There ya go
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Joe - 10/4/2007 12:47 PM

I still don't know why this matters.

Trust me.
I never said why it matter, but its an explination of how software works. Its over your head, trust me.
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Thanks, miles aweigh! It was so simple, it just plum escaped me.
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/4/2007 11:19 AM

I think Bug was thinking more along the line of IB making it look like there are more folks online here than there really are at any given time. That has to be a feather in their cap when there are larger numbers, especially where their advertisers are concerned.
BINGO! We have a whiner. If everybody logged off there would be no registered users, and 233 guests. DUH.
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