How Do You Like The "Total Time Online" Stats?

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  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Just noticed this new feature here at HTF.
    Now we can see, via an actual physical number, exactly to the second the amount of time we waste (er...sorry...spend) in here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I like it!
    Another fine feature from our friends here at Home Theater Forum! THE GREATEST WEBSITE EVER CREATED!! Who concurs? (That's what I thought you'd say.) [​IMG]
     
  2. Ross Williams

    Ross Williams Supporting Actor

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    Where can you find this? I hate to look, but I have too.
     
  3. NickSo

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    I honestly dont get how it works.. is it how many hours all together youve been on HTF, or like how long you were on on your last visit?
     
  4. Mike boettner

    Mike boettner Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm with Ross, where is it?
    Mike!
     
  5. Rob Speicher

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    It's in every uers's profile.
     
  6. Benny G

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    Click on the profile icon in anyone's post area...
     
  7. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    If the numbers are, for example, 4 :32 :20, it means:

    4 hours, 32 minutes, 20 seconds.

    (that's you, Benny)

    Jon
     
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    Vickie_M Producer

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    It would never be accurate in my case, because I'm always on line and always have multiple windows open (sometimes as many as 20). At any one time I could have 3-4 Windows just dedicated to HTF. That's not to say I spend all the time reading. I could get up, check e-mail (which includes HTF responses and updates), work on the computer, go to the store, come home, fix food, check e-mail again, check HTF, maybe write something, go watch a couple of movies, go to sleep...or even go away for days, with the computer on and all the windows still open. So hours for me will accumulate like MAD, wheras I will really only be spending a small fraction of that time here.

    (Yes we have firewalls)
     
  9. nolesrule

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    The script is smart enough to take inactivity into account. It's not based on how long you have an HTF page open, but rather takes the time between page loads.

    In fact, if you are reading a really long page, it might not even count that time that you were on the HTF.
     
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  11. Henry Gale

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    While you're on a PROFILE page click on the "Total Time Online:" link.
    Veddy interesting.
    Go to the last couple of pages. How do people accumulate negative time?
     
  12. TheoGB

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    I think the negative time people are ones who've not posted at all. Probably just started at -ve time rather than 0 or something!! Usual computer weirdness!!
    I'm glad to know the script is 'intelligent'.
    Actually that means those guys at the top of the list - OW!![​IMG]
     
  13. Seth Paxton

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    I'm not sure I understand what the value is still. Mine is only 8 hours and divides out to 22 seconds per day.

    Not likely I can assure you.

    I would guess that this time count comes from the script implementation date onward. But then is the average divided by total days as an HTF member??
     
  14. TheoGB

    TheoGB Screenwriter

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    Yes it is, Seth. So the average time on line isn't worth worrying about.

    I'm gonna take a small guess here and suggest that these stats will be of use to Parker and Ron if/when they have to appoint new Admin staff.
     
  15. Seth Paxton

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    What about posting time? Does the script count from the time you initiate a post to the time you submit it?
    It should since that is all time spent toward HTF, even though you are probably not doing any scrolling, linking, etc at that point. If you write a lot (like me) this could deflate the true time you've wasted spent at HTF. [​IMG]
    Or maybe I shouldn't feel as guilty as I have been feeling lately. I'm way down the list behind a bunch of losers. And here I thought I was one of the biggest HTF busy-bodies lately. [​IMG]
     
  16. Damin J Toell

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    At the moment, I'm #4 on the leader board. Scary.

    DJ
     
  17. Rob Lutter

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    Whoa... I just looked at this feature and I am #18 out of 30000 members in the time I spend on HTF [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I need to get a life [​IMG]
     

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