At the bottom of a topic why does it show

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  1. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    At the bottom of a thread why does it show Anonymous Users? What does it mean by Anonymous users, cause members are shown and guests but who are the anonymous users?

    whoops where it says "topic" on the title I meant to write "thread"
     


  2. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    People who prefer to remain hidden.
     
  3. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    lol, as soon as I read your post I look down and "2 anonymous users"
    Why would you want to remain hidden on the forum, what's the point?
     
  4. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Anonymous users are members that are logged in "as invisible" (that's an option you get when logging in). It means that you will be marked as being offline (while you're not), your last online time will be hidden, and your name doesn't show on profiles when you visit them.

    It's mainly to prevent people from seeing you're online. It's more useful for mods than for members though. (Even though Mods will ALWAYS show up under the online staff list on the portal, even when invisible)

    I'm anonymous now btw [​IMG]
     
  5. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    What's the point of being seen?
    I'm a hidden user, if you go to my profile, take a look at last seen and notice it says, "Private".
    It's because we prefer not to have people stalking us or simply just wish to be left alone.

    Ninja'd by tj_cool XD
     
  6. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    I still don't see the point of it, you have a stalker on the 'temp and you don't want them to know when you go online etc.? lol

    edit disregard that, hadn't noticed Phoenix's post.
     
  7. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    Some people just wish to have their privacy.
    That's the point.
     
  8. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    yeah, suppose you posted this before I did the edit, I said to disregard it.
     
  9. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    I didn't really use it all that much before being promoted, but now I use it for when I don't want to be bothered (though even now I get a lot of PMs) and also to prevent people from thinking "Well there's a mod viewing the topic, let's just act completely different until he leaves"


    edit: also, topic and thread are the same thing.
     
  10. Phoenix Goddess

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    I'm a ninja like that.

    I agree with tj_cool, it keeps people from bothering you so much or changing behavior.
     
  11. Infinite Zero

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    How do you do that p.g.? I can't seem to find the option to make it private
     
  12. raing3

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  13. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    The way raing3 shows in the picture, but keep in mind, you'll appear online to people on your friendlist.
    I hate that option -_- >_>
     
  14. Infinite Zero

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    thanks for taking the time to upload a picture [​IMG]
     
  15. raing3

    raing3 CNET_Richard

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    I was going to use it in my response to the first post but phoenixgoddess27 beat me to respond so I didn't bother posting. But this time I beat her to post. [​IMG]
     
  16. Phoenix Goddess

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    You ninja'd the ninja, ah... very clever grasshopper, very clever...
     
  17. N4RU70 FR34K

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    That's why I'm in private it threw some people off.
     
  18. Terminator02

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    that's y I don't have any friends [​IMG]

    but i don't ever use that, 1 question, can you still view your own posts and topics created etc. (basically ur history on the temp) when you've posted in invisible mode
     
  19. Phoenix Goddess

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  20. prowler

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    I set mine as private because I generally don't like the idea of someone seeing what I'm doing on the Temp 24/7

    It shows up on your profile at what thread you're looking at and it also shows here