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== Unknown Action ==
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Usually, you can see in the Who's Online section some users (or even guests) which action is displayed as ''"Unknown Action"''. You may found this strange and suspicious but it's not at all. This action appears when you have a [[Modifications|Modification]] installed in your forum and this modification doesn't declare itself properly, so the forum doesn'r recognize what is the user doing.
  
== How to use Advanced Profile Fields ==
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== Nothing, or nothing you can see... ==
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Also, is very common to see the ''"Nothing, or nothing you can see..."'' action. In most of cases, as regular user you may see many times this action if you navigate to the Who's Online section. It means that you don't have permissions to see what an user is doing, for example, if they are posting in a board that you can't see.
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But also, as an administrador you can also see this action in regular users. In this case, it means that users are trying to access a deleted message or topic or other pages that doesn't exists.
  
'''NOTE:''' If you want more information about '''Advanced Profile Fields''', how to enable them and what it is, please check [[Features and Options#Profile Fields|Profile Fields]].
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== Why do I see my guests viewing threads in Who's Online when they cant view the forum? ==
 
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Is it possible to avoid [[Guest|Guests]] view the forum by unchecking the ''"Allow guests to browse the forum"'' in ''Admin > Configuration > Features and Options > General''. If you uncheck this options, guests will not have access to any part of the forum, and they will be forced to log in or register. Even with this feature enabled, some guests will be viewing threads in the Who's Online section.
== Adding a text Profile Field ==
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The reason are Spiders. Spiders are internet bots used for web indexing (such as Google or Yahoo) and they will be accessing your threads normally to index them.
We are going to learn how to add a simple profile field, just with text. Once you have the ''Advanced Profile Fields'' option enabled, navigate to: ''Admin > Configuration > Features and Options... > Profile Fields''. At the bottom of the page you will see the '''Custom Profile Fields''' box. Click the "New Field" button.
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Is it possible to know how many spiders are currently in your forum. To obtain this, you must first enable the ''"Search Engine Tracking"'' feature placed in ''Admin > Configuration > Core Features''. Once it's enabled, you can navigate to ''Members > Search Engines > Settings'' and change the ''"Show spiders in the online list"'' according to your needs as well as configure other aspects related to Spiders.
 
 
Fill in the '''Name:''' and '''Description:''' fields according to the Profile Field you want to add. When you arrive to the '''Choose Placement:''' field, be sure it is marked as ''"Standard (with title)"'' or ''"Above Signature"''. It will be displayed at the end of the poster information section or above the user's signature depending on the option selected. You can fill in the rest of fields as requires the use of the Profile Field.
 
 
 
== Adding an icon as a Profile Field ==
 
We already know how to add a simple Profile Field to our forum. Now, we are going to learn how to display a Profile Field as an icon, for example, to add someone to Skype by directly clicking an icon.
 
 
 
Again, navigate to the adding a custom profile field page as mentioned before. Fill in the '''Name:''' and '''Description:''' fields according to the Profile Field you want to add. hen you arrive to the '''Choose Placement:''' field, be sure it is marked as ''"With Icons"''. It will be displayed next to the '''Profile''', '''Email''' and '''PM''' icons in the poster information.
 
Now, we will have to put some HTML code. Search the field '''Show Enclosed Within Text (Optional):'''. With this field we are going to use what the user entered in the field to make the action.
 
 
 
The variables that we can use in this box are: '''{INPUT}''', '''{SCRIPTURL}''', '''{IMAGES_URL}''' and '''{DEFAULT_IMAGES_URL}'''.
 
 
 
The code to add in the box is: <code><a href="http://website.com/{INPUT}"><img src="{DEFAULT_IMAGES_URL}/icon.gif" alt="{INPUT}" /></a></code>
 
*Now, you can edit the code according to your needs:
 
*#''' Edit http://website.com/{INPUT}''' depending on what you want to do. If you want to add someone to skype by clicking the icon, then, you should replace it with <code>'''skype:{INPUT}'''</code>. If you want to redirect to the user's Twitter profile, then add: <code>'''http://twitter.com/{INPUT}'''</code>. And like this, you can do many other things.
 
*#''' Edit {DEFAULT_IMAGES_URL}''' depending on: If you are using the default forum theme, use '''{DEFAULT_IMAGES_URL}''' but if not, then use '''{IMAGES_URL}'''. This will find the URL to the images directory in your current theme.
 
*#''' Edit icon.gif''' according to the name of the icon you want to add.
 

Revision as of 11:52, 5 August 2016

Unknown Action

Usually, you can see in the Who's Online section some users (or even guests) which action is displayed as "Unknown Action". You may found this strange and suspicious but it's not at all. This action appears when you have a Modification installed in your forum and this modification doesn't declare itself properly, so the forum doesn'r recognize what is the user doing.

Nothing, or nothing you can see...

Also, is very common to see the "Nothing, or nothing you can see..." action. In most of cases, as regular user you may see many times this action if you navigate to the Who's Online section. It means that you don't have permissions to see what an user is doing, for example, if they are posting in a board that you can't see. But also, as an administrador you can also see this action in regular users. In this case, it means that users are trying to access a deleted message or topic or other pages that doesn't exists.

Why do I see my guests viewing threads in Who's Online when they cant view the forum?

Is it possible to avoid Guests view the forum by unchecking the "Allow guests to browse the forum" in Admin > Configuration > Features and Options > General. If you uncheck this options, guests will not have access to any part of the forum, and they will be forced to log in or register. Even with this feature enabled, some guests will be viewing threads in the Who's Online section. The reason are Spiders. Spiders are internet bots used for web indexing (such as Google or Yahoo) and they will be accessing your threads normally to index them. Is it possible to know how many spiders are currently in your forum. To obtain this, you must first enable the "Search Engine Tracking" feature placed in Admin > Configuration > Core Features. Once it's enabled, you can navigate to Members > Search Engines > Settings and change the "Show spiders in the online list" according to your needs as well as configure other aspects related to Spiders.