Re: Changes to echicken/synchronet-web-v4
By: Nightfox to echicken on Thu Aug 30 2018 16:23:53
It is subjective, and I'm not sure I agree that it amounts to nothing or
A node not in use is basically nothing. At most, showing it is saying "hey look, I have a node available for you to connect to", to put a positive spin on it.
necessarily reflects poorly on the BBS. Just for the sake of argument: If
The vast majority of BBS websites I visit that have a "who's online" list show x number of nodes with nobody on any of them (most of the time, and maybe one user sometimes). To me, that makes it seem like a quiet place, and isn't necessarily a good look.
Of course that's subjective, and ...
choice. What if a sysop sets up a ridiculous number of nodes, such as 1000, and there are are "only" 100 (10%) in use, does that mean it looks dead and reflects poorly on the BBS? Similarly, if a sysop only sets up 2
If this hypothetical situation existed, the place would look busy to my eye. A hundred simultaneous callers is a lot of activity, even against nine hundred available nodes. That would be its own problem though; that's a lot of nodes to display in a sidebar.
nodes and they're both in use, I'm not sure you could claim that the BBS has 100% node usage and is thus one of the busiest BBSes around.
You could claim that you have the best node utilization in all of BBSdom, and you probably wouldn't be far from wrong. :)
I think it's useful to see the number of nodes the BBS has.
I'm going to make all of this configurable for those who want a different look for their node list. My way will be the default, of course, but I won't ram my design decisions down anyone's throat.
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