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Who are the 'guests'?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    1:22am on 31 Dec and only myself and rousen on the boards...

    But who are the 16 guests?


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    What are you doing out there?
     
  2. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Probably a mixture of posters who didn't sign in or who opted not to keep their online status shown.
     
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  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    From my observations they could be the former but probably not the latter
     
  4. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I often simply open the forum without signing in. I never stay signed in on any website and I clear out my cookies every couple of weeks or so. So I will be one of the guests.

    I am quite surprised how much posting there is, when only 30 or so people are signed in. Is it a teacher thing, like a loud voice in the pub?
     
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  5. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    In my case it is too wet to hobble to the shops, I've watched the news repeat itself twice already and I have nothing "exciting" to do until later.
    I'm bored in other words :D
     
    Flere-Imsaho likes this.
  6. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Well I assume I am a guest when I look in but don't log in. But when logged in I am never shown in that little group of names to the upper right hand side. So basically it is more programming nonsense. TES more glitches than a glitchy thing.
     
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    That'll because of your privacy settings Jacob
     
  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I've switched mine so you can see me
    I can also see me now
     
  9. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Include me out!
     
  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    It's a deliberate feature which allows you to hide your presence if you want to lurk when logged in.
     
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Guests are actually undercover robots cunningly disguised in wigs and latex masks.

    Their purpose is to make the forum look fuller than it is so Nu-TES isn't sold for redevelopment.

    Guests are operated by Old Man Murphy from the Fun Fair, who's also disguised.

    Wibble.
     
  12. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Guests are one thing. Who are the robots?
     
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  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Decides not to bang his head against the wall any more as it is hurting his head and not making any impression on the wall
     
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  15. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Kibosh and I and sending our robot selves out to interact with the world so that when we go to phase two they will be better able to impersonate us.
     
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Robots. Who/what?

    Phase 2?
     
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If there are guests then we should be offering them tea and biscuits.
     
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  18. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Back in the 80's I set up a computer control class with BBC computers which we called "Robotics". At parent's evening, I was discussing the progress of one of my students with his mother, when half way through the discussion, it became clear to me that she thought I taught robotic dancing to her son!!!

    And we wonder why people in general, outside the job, don't seem to understand what we are trying to do or achieve!
     
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  19. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It's people looking for left over chocolates and cheese.
     
  20. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    I have found this to be the case, as well. Weird nonsense.
     

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