Color Coding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Creative Silence
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Color Coding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Creative Silence » 2003-11-17 12:26

Color Coding the userlists:
Yes, I think there should be an option to Color Code Users that have slots , and those who don't.

Thanx,
Silence

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Post by Gratch06 » 2003-11-17 13:33

Any method by which users with free slots could be displayed would be great, but would increase hub bandwidth too significantly to be worth it. Every time that someone had a free slot, they would report that to the hub, the hub would report it to all the users, and then 10 seconds later when that slot disappeared due to someone taking it, they'd report back "slots all taken" to the hub, it'd be reported to all the users in the hub, etc. Consider a user with 9 slots, then consider 250 or 1000 users with 9 slots. It adds up fast, too fast to be worth it.

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-11-17 13:53

For reference, the only way slots are reported now - those that are in use at least - is though search results. The current protocol has no way to see how many slots are used other than by searching.

It's a great idea to keep in mind in case the protocol changes, but it's not feasible right now.

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Post by Creative Silence » 2003-11-22 10:43

What if this "option" were to only decrease your bandwith???
Where as only "you" are automatically updating it everynow and then???

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-11-24 12:50

Creative Silence wrote:What if this "option" were to only decrease your bandwith???
Where as only "you" are automatically updating it everynow and then???


What?

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Post by Twink » 2003-11-24 23:35

this "option" can't only use "your" bandwidth as the "information" needed is "stored" on other "peoples" computers. (aren't pointless quotation marks fun)

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Post by JrpXMan » 2003-11-26 02:00

Perhaps it could be worked so that the number of slots would only be updated at the users request. For example, a user wants to see how many slots everyone else has open or whatever, so he presses a button or something and whatever function it is queries everyones info the same way as a search and the list is updated for that person. It would only take up more bandwidth at that persons request, which would be more practical, considering that someone probably won't constantly be watching slots.

Maybe that would work better, i don't know, im not a bandwidth expert or anything.

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Post by Twink » 2003-11-26 03:08

searching for something like "a" with only users with free slots enabled is a bit of a work around..

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Post by Snooze » 2003-11-26 10:42

Or use a "free slots" script that will report users with free slots ...

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Post by Creative Silence » 2003-11-26 13:40

JrpXMan wrote:Perhaps it could be worked so that the number of slots would only be updated at the users request. For example, a user wants to see how many slots everyone else has open or whatever, so he presses a button or something and whatever function it is queries everyones info the same way as a search and the list is updated for that person. It would only take up more bandwidth at that persons request, which would be more practical, considering that someone probably won't constantly be watching slots.

Maybe that would work better, i don't know, im not a bandwidth expert or anything.


Thankyou, my point exactly.

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