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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 03:48 pm
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    heya paul, i've been playing about with the various settings, seeing what they do. i'm currently set to "invisible", and at first my name still showed up in the "who's online" section. now that no longer happens, but i don't show up in the count of "invisible". just wondering if this is a goof in the software, or if i'm just being daft.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 07:06 pm
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Neither.

It means you aren't here. Computer Deva says so, doesn't it?

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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 08:35 pm
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well, so long as i know that i am now a wholly existential being, that's okay.

thanks for the clarification . . . guess i'll keep not being here for now.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 09:05 pm
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Hi mac

The clue is in the phrase "playoing around with the settings"

Go to "My Account", click Preferences and at the bottom you should see -

Always notify by e-mail when replies posted to topics you participated in
Enable private messaging
Notify by e-mail when you receive a private message
Allow administrator(s) of this board to send you e-mails
Browse the board invisible; your username will not appear in Who's Online.

I think you'll find you've checked the last option

 

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 Posted: Fri Jun 16th, 2006 09:34 pm
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You HAD to spoil it, Paul.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 17th, 2006 03:07 am
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Mana: 
paul, you misunderstood. i did that ON PURPOSE. what was confusing me was the count of members, who's online and whatnot at the bottom of the main forum screen. right now, i'm logged in, but on that main screen, it doesn't show that anyone's "invisible". i know what i did to my account settings. what i was wondering is why the software doesn't show me as being on the board invisibly. (isn't that the purpose of the "member", "guest", and "invisible" counts?)

what's the fun in being invisible when no one knows that someone's on the board in that mode?

:)

does that make sense?

mac

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 Posted: Sat Jun 17th, 2006 08:26 am
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Nearly as much sense as mana

The short answer to your question, Mac, is I dunno

Which is, in fact, also the long answer

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 Posted: Sat Jun 17th, 2006 01:59 pm
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My guess, Mac...is you needed to refresh your page.

Still...there's a metaphor for a play right here, biting you on the ass.

...oh...sorry...English place...bottom.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 17th, 2006 10:08 pm
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paddy, i'm already hard at work on your last challenge to me! i can only do so many challenges at once -- no matter how hard they're chomping at my nether regions.
:)

ps - did try "refresh" and it did no good. it seems that the software pretty much does whatever the hell it wants. sometimes i am visible, even though i continue to select "invisible" from the options. sometimes i am invisible, but do not show up on that list. thus, i will remain an enigma. i like being an enigma. tee-hee.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 18th, 2006 08:24 pm
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Mac,

Welcome to what programmers fondly think is "user friendly".

Software always does pretty much what it wants.

Humans think that's "Intelligent Design".

Deepak

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