I missed this the first time it popped up here, so I've been testing this feature blind. Prognosis: love it.
If I'm in the aquariums forum trying to promote my tank, as well as spend any amount of time playing Booty Grab, I can appreciate any effort that makes the pages load more quickly for me, and reduces lag when I try to bump a glowing thread and open a tank for play. All I have to do is turn on the feature, and turn aquariums off in signatures. I thought the button might be easy to miss, but if you're reloading the main aquarium page to catch glowing tanks, then you already know that a tank is glowing. This is particularly nice when there are several tanks with really laggy fish in them are on one page.
Then, when I'm done with my 'serious' (for lack of a better word) tank trawling, I can turn aquariums back on and enjoy looking through tanks or tapping them.
This was an option that I didn't even know I wanted.
I'm a bit of a Gaiaddict... While I fish I also play a few games of BG, the glow indicator has reduced the lag substantially and allowed me to seek out more tanks than I was before...
See, before there was this thread (which shall remain nameless) which helped find the glowing tanks without the laggy signature tank. With the glow indicator, that thread isnt visited as much by me, and I end up grabbing from many other peoples tanks, instead of just the normal 150 or so persons listed in said thread
You can already see a tank glowing without this button. The only reason it would be useful is to see your own tank glowing. Otherwise, it's a useless feature. What is the point of blocking tank owners from seeing their own tank glowing?
Clearing up some misunderstandings:
- False positives were definitely an issue. Change went out about an hour ago that should fix the false positives.
- Nothing was removed in order to add this feature, nor did we disable any offsite features.
However, given the negative feedback, it looks like we'll be removing this feature soon.
I really wish you wouldnt. This feature made my flashplayer finally have enough speed to catch bootygrabs and not get kicked out of tanks all the time because they are full.