Dee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24 Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
About two hours ago I opened the main page here and saw a counter at the bottom of it saying something like "LIVE Online Counter". At that moment about 214 people were conected to airliners.net. Some seconds later, and now, this "feature" has disappeared.
I think its interesting to know how many guys are online at each moment and to check how the "traffic" is at different times and days.
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1351 times:
It would be hard to have a counter that was accurate, since the web is inherently "stateless", and Airliners.net doesn't require you to "log in" like other sites.
It does leave cookies, but there is no notion of being "online"/"offline" -- eg, if you loaded the home page, and then left it overnight, does that count as you having been "connected" to airliners.net for that period?