Please consider changing the default choice in the second drop-down box in;
to be "Show Registered Only", not "Show All Users".
A desire to see what Registered members or friends are online can be satisfied by viewing the
Registered members listed at the bottom of;
This desire can also be satisfied by clicking the "show full list" link and viewing;
although you are delayed by having to change the default choices in the 'Sort by' Drop-down menu's.
[A.] change the choice in the first drop-down menu box from 'Last Click' to 'Member Name' and then click
'Update' (= thereby registered members are automatically listed first, then followed by Guests),
[B.] change the choice in the second drop-down menu box from "Show All Users" to "Show Registered Only"
and then click 'Update' (= thereby Guests not shown at all).
A point to be made is that having "Show All Users" as the default choice in [B.] above is of
The default of "Show All Users" will give a first page almost certainly only listing 'Guest's' - with
(Registered) members listed anywhere in the following pages (of say around '60 following pages'!).
(I assume that "Show All Users", when sorted with the default of "Last Click" was intended to convey an
indication of what topic the majority of all users were viewing at any instant... reasonable for a website Board
with few users visiting and a limited number of forums with limited topics.)
For MSFN however, with many forums and 1000's of topics, the default listing of "Show All Users"
is of no great value. (Possibly it could be of some value to some user if that user were running a script
to download all, say, ~60 pages and collate what the majority of users were viewing at some snapshot in
time, or collectively over some time period.)
I would suggest it would be more useful to Registered members to have the default choice in [B.] above to
be 'Show Registered Only" - therefore satisfying the desire of seeing only which 'Registered members'
and/or 'Friends und Staff' are Online WITH THE USEFUL ADDED BONUS of no delay to see
what topic they are currently viewing/posting in.
(Suggestion a low priority to be sure.... slip into the pile somewhere...)
Much later EDIT;
Edited by buyerninety, 10 November 2013 - 09:19 PM.