Small widget to protect online status

Small widget to protect online status

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Jools
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Small widget to protect online status

Post by Jools » 03 Sep 2014, 15:57

Recently many games have started monitoring users' online status for many good and bad purposes. But many may not consider their online status as public information, therefore they may not wish to show this information. I consider it to be up to the player what information he wants to make public.

You can use this small widget to achieve this purpose, it moves the mouse cursor periodically so that you appear online (and can go get a cup of tea if you wish). It also saves the screen from burning for those who still use CRT-monitors :)

Share and enjoy.
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CarRepairer
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by CarRepairer » 03 Sep 2014, 19:52

I will change the online status monitor to keep track of your last n cursor positions and if there are no more than 4 distinct coordinates, I will assume you're using a widget and mark you as afk.
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by Silentwings » 04 Sep 2014, 00:39

I wanted to download it but that would mean the download counter would display "Downloaded 7 times" and I consider it to be up to me whether or not I want to make that +1 information public. Please stop monitoring me.
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by smoth » 04 Sep 2014, 03:50

Lol you actually wrote this
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by Jools » 04 Sep 2014, 13:51

CarRepairer wrote:I will change the online status monitor to keep track of your last n cursor positions and if there are no more than 4 distinct coordinates, I will assume you're using a widget and mark you as afk.
It's possible to make this widget draw a random number in the beginning and use that for loops.
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by Manoa » 04 Sep 2014, 21:43

thanks dude, you rock, this is what I needed for some time now and now it's here !
you just won +10,000 internets !
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by smoth » 05 Sep 2014, 00:32

why is this needed? I mean really what is the problem?
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by Jools » 05 Sep 2014, 00:39

I wrote it in the first post. To summarise:
1) User needs to be allowed to control whether he appears afk or not. It's not anyone else's decision.
2) Protect from burning monitor.

It's better to assume benign users and give them therefore freedoms they can use with responsibility. Everything else is the police state, and we do want that. I think we are above that level.
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by Silentwings » 05 Sep 2014, 00:51

User needs to be allowed to control whether he appears afk or not. It's not anyone else's decision.
I would like to appear completely afk while I am actually playing. New feature?
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Re: Small widget to protect online status

Post by smoth » 05 Sep 2014, 02:04

What is bad about being shown AFK if you are AFK?
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