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1. What Does It Do? — A Short Description
OnlineMonitor is a gadget that allows you to track online times of avatars. You can track anyone, they don't have to be on your friends list or show their online status if they are in the friends list.
It allows you to record the online times of residents or just let you see who is currently online.
The system is web-based. As such, the OnlineMonitor is controllable offworld through a webpage: It shows the online statuses and provides an interface to configure your system. There are also a few goodies on the webpage:
The device comes in two parts, a base station, disguised as a reproduction
of Salvador Dalí's "The Persistence of Memory", and a HUD. The base station and
the HUD could be used together or separately.
2. What's New in v2.0?
There have been quite a few changes. The most important ones are listed here:
3. Setting Up
3.1 Box Contents
3.2 Base Station
The base station record online times of residents. It notifies you
when a resident comes online or went offline. The notification method
is either by IM or E-mail, or you can turn it off altogether.
It is also configurable to notify only when you are online or only
when you are offline.
For the Web interface to function (including the online indicator for your website/blog and the desktop mini apps), you must rez a base station. If you only want to use the OnlineMonitor HUD, rezzing the base station is not required.
The OnlineMonitor base station is the object named "The Persistence of Memory" located within your (CTS) OnlineMonitor folder. It is a reproduction of Salvador Dalí's "Persistence of Memory". If you don't like it you can modify the object any time to your liking and create your own OnlineMonitor base station object out of it.
3.3 The HUD
The HUD shows the residents that are currently online above the HUD.
The HUD has a number of buttons to add and remove residents, to retrieve
the statistics and to access the Web interface.
If you own the (CTS) Spyglass, the OnlineMonitor will show the residents that you have added to the Spyglass's online monitor list. And conversely, if you add residents to the OnlineMonitor, they will show on the Spyglass. So if you just want to use the HUD to display the online statuses or residents, you can choose between the OnlineMonitor HUD and the Spyglass HUD. The Spgyglass won't give you direct access to the OnlineMonitor website, however.
4. Using the Device
Handling the OnlineMonitor should be rather intuitive. Touching the base station will bring up a menu (only to the owner) from where you can select options to manage the device. The menu explains what the buttons do briefly.
4.1 Adding Residents
After rezzing the base station or wearing the HUD you are ready to add the names of the resident you want to monitor. To add a resident, touch the base station and click the "Add" button, or, on the HUD, click the (+) button. Some instructions how to add a resident will be chatted in local chat. In general, you can type
/84 add <full resident name>in local chat any time to add a new resident. <full resident name> is the full name of the resident you want to add. Enter it without the <, >. For instance, if you want to add Carlyle Theas, type
/84 add Carlyle Theasin local chat.
If you are not near the base station, but if you are wearing the HUD, you can add a new resident in the same way. It will be added to the HUD, which communicates with the base station and adds it to the base station as well.
Alternatively, you can also add residents on the Web interface. You can obviously even do so if you're not online inworld. To open the Web interface, touch the base station and click the "Webpage" button. Or, on the HUD, click the pink (Web) button. You will be asked whether the viewer should open the webpage. Click "Go to page". You might want to bookmark this page in your browser. Whenever you get an IM or an E-mail notifying you of an online status change and you aren't online, this web address will be included in the message for your convenience.
If you add a resident using the Web interface, it will automatically be added to the base station. However, it will not be added to the HUD. In order to have the current resident list in the HUD, open the HUD menu and click the "Synchronize" button.
4.2 Removing Residents
Touch the base station and click the "Remove" button, or, on the HUD, click the (-) button. You will see a menu in which you can choose the resident you want to remove from your OnlineMonitor list.
On the webpage, simply click the "bin" icon.
4.3 Checking Online Statuses
Sometimes you might want to quickly check the online status of someone who isn't in your OnlineMonitor list. The OnlineMonitor provides a way to do this. Touch the base station and click the "Check" button. Alternatively, on the HUD click the (Menu) button and click "Check". You will see some instructions on how to perform a "quick check". In general, you can type
/84 check <full resident name>in local chat any time to perform a quick check. You can also do quick checks from the website and from the desktop mini app.
4.4 List Statuses / Stats
You can list all the residents you added to the OnlineMonitor and display their current online status by clicking the "Statuses" menu button after touching the base station or clicking the (Menu) button on your HUD.
"Show Stats", or alternatively clicking the (i) button on the HUD will show a list of online times of the residents in your OnlineMonitor list since midnight SLT.
OnlineMonitor has a number of ways how it can be configured.
5. Change Log