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Extension Idea/Tweak: Who's Available

edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
For all of those capable (ie not me): How about a Who's Available extension, which instead of listing those online in the panel, which could be a long list and take up lots of space, a small green glassy circle image appears by each username as displayed on a Discussion/Thread page of those online (like the iChat Available button, for example) and nothing (or a red one) for those offline at any given time. Possible? At all interesting?


  • lechlech Chicagoland
    There's already an existing "who's online" extension, however it hasn't yet been updated to support 1.0... next time please use search :)
  • I think he's aware of that actually, lech, he just wants the way it tells you whether a user is online of offline changing. Would this be possible with some css work?
  • LoOkOuTLoOkOuT
    edited May 2006
    Yeah mini, you're right. I'm aware of the Who's online extension (i'll edit it to make it more clear in the original post), but was angling at just another way of displaying it. But maybe you are right, there may be no need for another extension, just tweaked css.
  • From what very little i know (based on what people seem to achieve on here with this wonderful css stuff) I'd stab a guess that you might be able to put online users and offline users into their own class when rendering the page, then use the coloured circle as part of that class. Thats just thinking quickly though, it might not be the best or most efficient (or even plausible) way to do it.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Hmmm, ok well in that case, that's something entirely different. I presume this could be done, but to keep it from potentially bringing vanilla or your server as a whole to it's knees, limiting how many max posts / threads you see might be required. Taking the original code and wrapping it around the usernames within the thread shouldn't be at all too difficult as most of the work is already done it appears. Just having the extension updated to work with 1.0 would be the main task to reach before it can be done.
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