in reply to Re: Edit flag for Other Users
in thread Edit flag for Other Users

Well, I think it's a useful feature, but I also agree that it's virtually impossible to know when a user is busy until they click on the Preview button -- so while they're writing their first draft, it's impossible for the web server to know that's what the user is doing.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

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Re^3: Edit flag for Other Users
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Dec 10, 2007 at 16:00 UTC

    The other (and I think more compelling) problem is that the Other Users content has significant lag, based on cached information; it is anything but real time. So by the time that new flag you propose pops up next to a user's name, they could have already posted that writeup and moved on. The other thing to consider is that being "busy" on PerlMonks entails a lot more activities that just drafting a writeup; you could be voting on considerations in Nodes To Consider, tweaking your various User Settings, sending private /msgs, etc.

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