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Joined: 05/06/2004
Location: Australia
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Posted: 11:52am 23 Dec 2014
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Made some changes to the Chat function of the forum. It now plays a "Pop" noise when a new message comes through, so you can leave it running in the background and keep an ear out for the Pops.

Also fixed a few bugs, and improved the way it tracks who is online. The client side poles the server every 3 seconds to see if there is any new messages, and the server updates that users time stamp. If the user hasn't polled the server in over 10 seconds, it assumes the user has left and drops them from the list. There is also a bit of code that drops the user from the list when they close the chat window, but this doesn't always fire, depends on the browser. This online user tracking is still a bit flakey, sometimes it will think someone is online even if they left hours ago.

People say 2020 is a terrible year, with the bush fires, COVID 19, and riots. But I see it as the year we woke up to ourselves.

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