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(clarification. "who's Online" in the infobox does not show what users are doing. (that was not clear before).)
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At the end of the forum index, there is a section called Users Online.  This provides a list of users who are browsing the forum in the last x minutes. This feature can be enabled, or disabled, and the number of minutes can be changed, by selecting [[Features and Options]] in the admin panel.<noinclude>
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At the end of the forum index, there is a section called Users Online.  This is a list of users who have recently used the forum. This feature can be enabled or disabled, and the definition of "recent" changed from  [[Features and Options]] in the admin panel.<noinclude>
  
This list displays members in order of recent activity.  Users which belong to certain membergroups, such as administrator or global moderator, appear in a different color to regular users in this list. Administrators, for example, appear in red, and global moderators appear in blue.  Regular users appear in the default color associated with the forum theme.
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This list is ordered by most recent activity.  Members who belong to color-coded membergroups (such as administrator or global moderator) will be color-coded on this list. Administrators, are shown in red and global moderators are shown in blue.  Regular users appear in the default color used by the forum theme.
  
To find out what individual users are doing on a forum, select the icon to the left of Users Online, or the Guests, Users above the list of usersBoth of these lead to a page which displays the actions of everyone (guests, users, and hidden) who are currently browsing the forum.  As an example, [http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=who this is the Who's Online page for this forum].
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To learn more about what users are doing, select the Users Online icon or the link below the heading to display the '''Who's Online''' pageThis page is a list of everyone (guests, members, and hidden) currently browsing the forum along with the last thing they tried to do on the forum.  For example, [http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=who this is the Who's Online page for simplemachines.org].
{{{{Localized|Version specific}}|version=2.0|content=On this page, it is possible to change the display, so that it shows only users, or only guests. To do this, select the drop down menu on the right of the page, and choose either members only, or guests only.}}
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{{{{Localized|Version specific}}|version=2.0|content=In versions 2.0 and forward, any user can use a drop-down list to choose whether to view members only, guests only, or all users.}}
 
 
Note that the activity of hidden users can only be viewed by administrators.
 
  
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Only administrators can view the activity of hidden users.
 
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Revision as of 11:04, 5 May 2014

At the end of the forum index, there is a section called Users Online. This is a list of users who have recently used the forum. This feature can be enabled or disabled, and the definition of "recent" changed from Features and Options in the admin panel.

This list is ordered by most recent activity. Members who belong to color-coded membergroups (such as administrator or global moderator) will be color-coded on this list. Administrators, are shown in red and global moderators are shown in blue. Regular users appear in the default color used by the forum theme.

To learn more about what users are doing, select the Users Online icon or the link below the heading to display the Who's Online page. This page is a list of everyone (guests, members, and hidden) currently browsing the forum along with the last thing they tried to do on the forum. For example, this is the Who's Online page for simplemachines.org.

In versions 2.0 and forward, any user can use a drop-down list to choose whether to view members only, guests only, or all users.

Only administrators can view the activity of hidden users.