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#1 trg86

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

Hi there guys. I yet again have something I am wanting to do with my project, but I have never really practiced or used before. What would be the easiest way for me to display a list of the currently logged in users (by their username) logged into my system? I can post snippets of my code if you are needing to see something specific. I know doing something like this will involve the users session.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

You store the current time in their row every time they load a page. When you pull the list of online users, you generally chose a time such as 5 minutes. If their last page view was less than 5 minutes, they're "online". 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Thanks for your reply Jessica. By any chance, would you be able to give me code examples? I am not really sure how to go about doing it, thanks! :)

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