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_____ is writing/typing
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:51:35 PM »
I've seen this feature on another forum, and maybe SMF doesn't support it, but would it be possible to add this feature? Just like how you can see who's viewing a certain thread, one can see if another poster is in the middle of typing a response.
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 10:09:46 PM »
Or better yet, when they're breathing too :caffeine:
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 10:11:05 PM »
I wouldn't mind having this feature, but I don't think it's particularly necessary. 
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 10:13:38 PM »
I'd say it would be possible. SMF already keeps track of this, it's just a matter of finding a plugin that changes the thread page to display the information there, aswell.

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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 10:52:46 PM »
It would be useful I think, especially for people who are thread starters, so they know when people plan to respond or just click the thread, read, and move on. It may help to combat excessive bumpage in those cases.
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 04:55:23 PM »
This is already a thing. Go to the main page and go down to the place where it mentions all the people using the forum. Right under "Users Online", hit the number of people. You'll see all the people and what they are doing. If someone is posting, it'll say it.

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Re: _____ is writing/typing
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 04:58:04 PM »
Ah, didn't know that. Still, I think it'd be a nice feature so you wouldn't have to keep that open in another tab all the time or whatever.
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Re: _____ is writing/typing
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 01:38:04 AM »
to answer your question

"Typing is not writing." -Truman Capote