posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:42 PM
There is another factor which hasn't been mentioned yet.
I frequently look at my mini-profile and discover that I was "on ATS ten minutes ago".
One ot the triggers for this phenomenon seems to be the act of posting.
If you look at the latest posts, you will often discover that the most recent one, which appeared in the last ten seconds, was put up by a member who
allegedly left ATS five minutes before posting.
Whatever starts it off, the phantom "has left ATS" often continues for many minutes longer.
Therefore I never entirely trust the information that someone has left ATS, until he is definitely pronounced "offline".
It may be that the page which declared the Mod to be online was accurate, and the profile which labelled him as having left ATS was not.