away - when user is online but no activity for an X amount of time.
busy - set by user
invisible - set by user
Currently, it seems that the 'away' state is not auto-enabled when user has no activity for a certain amount of time :If it is really the case, wouldn't be greater like this ? (in fact, I need this functionality but don't see it working... Found no code about this in nodebb source code). If it is not the case, what is the time amount for status change to 'away' ? Can it be changed ?
@administrators : Add on... Would it be possible to have the following operating mode for statuses (more realtime, with socket.io, like smart messaging apps) ? When a user is previously logged in nodebb :If he makes actions on nodebb (open a page, posting, typing, scrolling...) and if he is not in 'dnd' or 'invisible' or already 'online' mode, auto-set him in 'online' status and update status on all connected clients (update widgets etc...). If he doesn't do anything for a while and if he is not in 'dnd' or 'invisible' or already 'away' mode, auto-set him in 'away' status and update status on all connected clients. If socket connexion is lost, auto-set him in 'offline' status and update status on all connected clients. If socket connexion is reconnected, auto-set him in its previous status and update it on all connected clients.
In short, knowing in a more realtime status of the users would be a big plus for nodebb. I know it can be ressources consuming but there may be a trick with socket.io (?).
Another thing : online-cutoff time seems too restrictive for me. If a user is inactive more than this time, he should go into 'away' state but he could always receive notifications because he is not offline. There could be a different time to cut notifications...
(sorry for this long post ! Hope I'm clear ; I'm french... ;-) )