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Who's Online forums.comcast.net

Using only 1 web browser and signed in wtth 1 "Nick id" why do I see multiple Nicks id in Who's Online .

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Posted by
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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

I don't know why the same person is listed more than once. I do know that in the past when I've viewed all online I have seen my name there in triplicate.

 

Here is what I saw for you when I looked after I read your post:

 




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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

[ Edited ]

Thank you for confirming that . When i first opened post to see what you wrote there was image of 3 . I signed back online to reply and now have lost the image in post .    OK had html on ignore in prefs image there now

 

              ty for your reply

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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

That's weird.  I have never seen triplicate entries like this, but I hardly ever use the Who's Online View All link.  I just tried it and everyone who is listed has only one entry, including me.




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I don't look at it very often. I just saw my name there 3 times when I was curious about who WAS online. That was the first time I'd ever checked out that feature.




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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

If I log in, browse a little, then close the browser, wait a little while, then log in again, I see two of me in 'View all'.

 

I haven't tried logging out instead of just closing the browser, That's the next test.  :-)

 

I suspect that the system doesn't do a 'garbage collect' very often, so old info hangs around for a while.

 

 

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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

Ok, test complete.

 

If I log in, browse, log out, close the browser, then log in again, I see only one of me in 'View all'.

 

So, if I log in, browse, then just close the browser without logging out, the system has to wait for the inactivity timer to run out to remove the entry in 'View all'.

 

 

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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net

How long does it take for inactivity timer to clean out server ?

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Re: Who's Online forums.comcast.net


UHFhd wrote:

How long does it take for inactivity timer to clean out server ?


In the past, users have complained about being logged off if they took too long to compose a message.

 

I think that that timer was about 20 minutes, so the inactivity timer that I mentioned might be the same.

 

One of the Comcast mods might check that out for us.

 

 

 

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