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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the InactiveUsers page.

Configurable inactivity period

I'd like to request an option to change the time since last edit before someone is classified as inactive. On relatively new wikis or wikis without a stable, long-term community 3 months is way too long. I contribute to Amalur Wiki and over there a month without edits is more than enough to say someone is inactive. I only wanted to install the script for myself so this ain't that important I suppose. From what I've seen in the code all that's required is to replace the 3 * 30 in the following line

'&ucend='   + ISODateNDaysAgo(3 * 30);

with a user-modifiable variable (like text is) to allow for a customizable number of days before someone is classed as inactive. Didn't want to make a local branch of the script as this might be of interest to others. -- Gyumaou (Talk) 18:21, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

Okay. Done. -- pecoes 18:50, May 07, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Gyumaou (Talk) 06:49, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

Copied Correctly?

I've still noticed users without any edits with the inactive tag on -- Sam Wang (talk) 03:01, May 20, 2012 (UTC)

Do you have a link to an example? -- pecoes 03:03, May 20, 2012 (UTC)

Monobook skin

Would it be possible to apply this to the Monobook skin? I know Monobook doesn't use a convenient container like the masthead on Oasis, but I suspect it could be done with something like our title template on Wookieepedia. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 15:49, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

Any idea where I should put it? -- pecoes 16:08, July 03, 2012 (UTC)
EDIT: You mean right after the username, right?
Yes, exactly. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 19:13, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
Alright. Here's a Beta version:
importScriptPage('InactiveUsers/beta.js', 'dev');


I'm not a MonoBook user, so I'm not familiar with its pitfalls. It should work. But you never know :P
Also: The tag did not seem to make sense anywhere but on the actual user page. So that's the only place I added it. Correct me if that's wrong, please! -- pecoes 21:39, July 03, 2012 (UTC)
Works great now for what I need, thanks! But it doesn't seem to work anymore when I switch it to Oasis/Wikia. I suppose in the incredibly unlikely possibility I ever decide to use the Wikiabomination skin, I'll use the old version. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 21:59, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
It should work under both skins, but I had to rewrite the code substantially. I did test it under MonoBook, but not yet under Oasis. That's why I called it a Beta :)
It will under both skins soon. -- pecoes 22:07, July 03, 2012 (UTC)
Hey, like I said, it does exactly what I need. Thanks again! -- Darth Culator (Talk) 22:42, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
InactiveUsers/code.js should work as expected now, so I'll remove InactiveUsers/beta.js tomorrow. Please, update your global.js. Thanks! -- pecoes 06:14, July 04, 2012 (UTC) -- pecoes 06:14, July 04, 2012 (UTC)
Done, thanks again! -- Darth Culator (Talk) 02:38, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Chat

Many people come on chat often, but they are inactive, User:Mr. Kakarot

Are you saying this gadget identifies them as active even though they do nothing but chat? -- pecoes 09:28, August 19, 2012 (UTC)
I mean, It should add tag to those who haven't logged since 3 months {{SUBST:User:Mr. Kakarot/sig}} 09:49, August 20, 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but that doesn't answer my question. Until I know what exactly the problem is, there's nothing I can do for you. -- pecoes 11:43, August 20, 2012 (UTC)

I don't think this has anything to do with this script. This script is for user that aren't active for an longer time. But I understand what you want to get. Something like msn that is automatic switch to absent if he doesn't response in x-minutes are something. An online status in fact. That is possible. To bad there is currently no online status script on this wiki. I search on google and maybe this could work: [1]. I need an tweak, I'm not an expert when it comes to javascript. I'm just an starter on that point. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jens Ingels (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I'm not a fan of using a template to indicate online status. You would have to edit your userpage every time you go on- or offline. That would be a lot of hassle. It would also inflate your editcount and pollute Special:WikiActivity. Nobody really wins. -- pecoes 06:44, August 21, 2012 (UTC)

Doesn't work...anymore

For example, w:c:bloons:User:Zelda311 hasn't edited for a while, nor has w:c:bloons:User:KirbyRidersFamily. However, the tag has changed shape...can this be fixed? I have uploaded a screenshot to imageshack, if anyone is interested to see how this looks like.

Note: This is only a recent thing; I noticed this only in the last couple of days (might've been longer) — SW8573 (Message Wall) 13:42, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Add css rules as described in InactiveUsers#Options. Arkondi (talk) 19:10, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Actually there should be default rules. Adding your own should not be needed. For some reason Wikia renamed a CSS class in the masthead in MediaWiki 1.19.1. That's why the default rules weren't applied anymore and the result looked ugly.
I did fix the code, but you, SW8573, are not going to profit from this fix. For reasons I completely fail to understand you maintain your own copy of w:dev:InactiveUsers/code.js. That means this bugfix and all future bugfixes will not filter through to you. Tough luck. -- pecoes 20:33, September 01, 2012 (UTC)

Inactive Period

Does this script allow for fractional months, ie 1.5? DEmersonJMFM 00:58, July 27, 2013 (UTC)

No, it doesn't. You might want to look at UserTags instead. That module is a superset of this one. UserTags are a little more difficult to use, though. And the documentation is lengthier too. But, yes, you can specify the inactivity period in days instead of in months. --  pecoes  08:16, July 27, 2013 (UTC) 

Contributions

When I am looking at somebody's contributions and select a specific namespace, the inactive tag appears even if the user has edited just now. Can you please fix this?  Staw-Hat Luffy  Talk  07:02, September 22, 2013 (UTC)

Question

What page does this go on? 

InactiveUsers = { 
    months: 2,
    gone: ['Gebruiker1', 'Gebruiker2'],
    text: 'inactief'
};
importScriptPage('InactiveUsers/code.js', 'dev');

Give Me Money And Give Me Mods (talk) 21:32, June 13, 2019 (UTC)

I can't figure that out either. —Scott (message me) 19:41, February 16, 2020 (UTC)

Not working on a UCP wiki

For some reasons, whenever this script is imported through ImportJS with other scripts, it won't load (though I cannot see any particular error thrown in the console). But, it works fine through the console after the page is completely loaded.--Luma.dash (talk) 10:39, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

Where to type syntax

Its saying that you need to type it in the MediaWiki Wikia JS page, but then it shows that i have no right to create this page (even tho i am admin)

where to type this [[Entity303lollol]]====> (talk) 08:29, November 9, 2020 (UTC)


Is anyone here [[Entity303lollol]]====> (talk) 09:26, November 9, 2020 (UTC)

Doesn't account for discussion posts

This script doesn't seem to account for discussion posts, and thus, when a user doesn't make edits but is active on the Discussions, it will mark them as "Inactive."

𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙤𝙪𝙧 ✨oh dear, I don't know if we know why we're here
22:18, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
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