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Subject: last post?
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:41 AM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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Is there a way to check and see when a person last posted/visited the site?  I would love to be able to order books from "active" members on the site.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:46 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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not that I'm aware of.  you can see how many posts they have posted in the forum but not everyone posts in the forum but that doesn't mean they aren't active.

if they have a visible profile you can see how many posts they have in the forums and that might tell you how active they are on this site.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:46 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I don't know of a way to check that.  I sometimes look to see when they joined and how many books they have received/shipped, but that doesn't really tell when the last transactino occured.  Another tactic might be to do a search on the forums for their name or nickname to see if they have posted recently, but if they never post, that won't tell you much.  Maybe someone else will have some better ideas.

 

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2007
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I very rarely post on the forums....... but I check my account daily and when books are requested, I send them out usually within one day (I work in a post office so it's easy for me). 

I read the forums almost daily, also, but very rarely post.  And looking over the books I have received from members, 7 out of 9 have zero forum posts and the other two have less than four posts.  All but one of the books arrived in a timely fashion and good condition.

I think a better indicator would be how often a person logs onto the site itself.  And if a person hasn't logged in for a long period of time, their account should automatically go into 'inactive' status or something.  I don't know if that happens, but seems like it would be a good idea.

 

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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You actually can see when the last time a person posted in the forums was but searching their nickname in the search forums function.

ETA that wont tell you they are still online though. You can add them to your buddy list and check the light beside their name. Green means they are online red means they arent.



Last Edited on: 11/8/07 11:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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I log into the site quite frequently - but I don't think accounts should automatically go into inactive stattus just because a member doesn't log in for a long time.  Not responding to requests, sure.  (i.e. if they don't at least respond to email notifications that they have a request pending, sure - but if nothing is happening on the site requiring their attention, I don't see any need to require that they log on).

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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You mean not everyone logs in every day? lol

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 11:30 AM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2005
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I think only a small percentage of people use the forums so checking their posts might not work.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 11:38 AM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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I think a better indicator would be how often a person logs onto the site itself.  And if a person hasn't logged in for a long period of time, their account should automatically go into 'inactive' status or something.  I don't know if that happens, but seems like it would be a good idea.<<

 

 

this is a great idea!

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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You can look at their bookshelves and wishlists to see if any books have been posted recently.  If all the dates are old it doesn't necessarily mean the member is not active, but if you find recent posts and wishes, you know for sure they've been on the site on that date.