I have been asked quite a bit of times about a simple function we have on our website. This is the plus sign and asterisk sign.near users names. I will include a photo to show details. Now:
Plus sign- user is in your contact list (doesn't matter if they are in your friends list)
Asterisk_ user is logged in but has not made activity for some time. (Prime example being logged in to d3scene then going.to facebook.) The system still considers you logged in unless you have.your account set to do not remember.