Wikipedia:Editor activity indicator

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An indicator system for displaying the online status of any given user has been developed. The indicators are

  • "I'm In" for editors who are online.
  • "I'm Around" for editors who are around the site, but may be unresponsive. (Useful for editors who are working on other projects, etc. at the same time they monitor the site.)
  • "I'm Out" for editors who are offline.

The indicator system was originally designed for use by administrators, who are often contacted by other users for emergency actions (i.e. blocking out-of-control vandals). However, the system is useful for other editors as well.

Using the System[edit]

To use the indicator system, the editor has two choices: image placement or template placement.

Image Placement[edit]

To use image placement, the editor simply adds the image tag (i.e [[Image:In Icon.JPG|right]]) to the user page, talk page, or both, and changes the image each time. This is the simplest method, but requires multiple edits if the tag is used on more than one page.

Template Placement[edit]

Template placement is more complex. To use template placement, the user creates a "status" subpage (i.e. User:Example/Status) and changes the image tag on the subpage, rather than the existing pages. This format is most useful for editors who place the tag on multiple pages.

To add the tag to the user's page, the user transcludes the status page: {{User:Example/Status}}.

The pages where the tag is used must be purged, through a purge link. To add a purge link, add this code: [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Example&action=purge], replacing "User:Example" with the name of the page being purged. This will purge the server cache and cause the template to appear.

The Indicators[edit]

Medium images[edit]

In Icon.JPG Around Icon.JPG Out Icon.JPG

[[Image:In Icon.JPG]]

Right-aligned templates[edit]

Traffic lights 4 states 1.png I'm Out!!
 
(Purge Server Cache)
Traffic lights 4 states 2.png I'm somewhere.
 
(Purge Server Cache)
Traffic lights 4 states 4.png I'm Around.
 
(Purge Server Cache)
Traffic lights 4 states 3.png I'm in!!!
 
(Purge Server Cache)



{{User:Titoxd/Sandbox/In}}

The template at right is automatically updated by one of two bots:


{{User:Chris G Bot 3/Template|Example}}


Example is currently:
Symbol neutral vote.svg Lost.
Check my status history for more info.
Update: OnBusyWork/ClassOff

This template requires some additional installation in your monobook.js file to get the update links to work. See User:Hersfold/StatusTemplate for details.

{{User:Hersfold/StatusTemplate|Example}}

Large images[edit]

Original In Icon.PNG Original Around Icon.PNG Original Out Icon.PNG

[[Image:Original In Icon.PNG|200px]]

Wide templates[edit]

This user is online, or has forgotten to update this message after finishing a wikisession.
(If there have been no edits from this user in the last 60 minutes, it is safe to assume that this user either forgot or is lurking.)


This user is offline, or has forgotten to update this message since starting a wikisession.
(If there have been multiple edits from this user in the last 60 minutes and the most recent one wasn't to activate this template, it is safe to assume that this user forgot.)


{{User:BigNate37/TM/Status-online}}


Yes check.svg
This user is online, or has forgotten to update this message after finishing a wikisession.
(If there have been no edits from this user in the last 60 minutes, it is safe to assume that this user either forgot or is lurking.)


X mark.svg
This user is offline, or has forgotten to update this message since starting a wikisession.
(If there have been multiple edits from this user in the last 60 minutes and the most recent one wasn't to activate this template, it is safe to assume that this user forgot.)


{{User:BigNate37/TM/Status-online2}}

Userbox templates[edit]

Yes check.svg

This user is probably online.


X mark.svg

This user is probably offline.



{{User:BigNate37/TM/UBX/Status-online}}
Traffic lights 4 states 3.png This user is currently online.


This user is currently offline. Traffic lights 4 states 1.png



{{user in}}


See also[edit]