Originally Posted by NiranV Dean
sounds funny , but today "away" is disabled by default as far as i remember , and... do you go "afk"? i havnt seen someone go afk yet for 2 years...
The official viewer ships with a default afk timeout of 5 minutes.
Many people turned the timeout off because the viewer and server used to log you off / disconnect you for being in away mode for 30 minutes.
The server no longer disconnects you for being afk,
And newer viewers no longer log you out for doing it either.
You have been able to idle in (away) mode for as long as you want for at least half a year now.
However, many people still think they can't idle on SL without disabling their away timeout, so they still do or never put it back.
Which is a shame, because it's an extremely useful signal.