Not a bug Duplicate privacy options?

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  1. daxtsu
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    These two options are on both the Privacy page and the Preferences page in the user's options.

    Is this intentional, or an oversight in the transition from v4 to v5?
     
  2. Nathan Drake

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    Showing online status references whether or not that little green bit appears in the corner of your avatar when you're online for others to see. Not showing your current activity means someone can't look at your profile and see the last thing you were doing.
     
  3. daxtsu
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    That's not what I meant. Both of those two options are on each of those pages I linked to, and it seems weird to me.

    Perhaps a screenshot might demonstrate better:

    The privacy page:
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    The prefs page:
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    It doesn't make sense to have them on both pages.
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    I guess they're just relevant to both sections. You forget that you can also change your online status view just by hovering over your name and ticking the bottommost box. It's really just maximum exposure, I guess. It doesn't really hurt anything in the long run.