Privacy option

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Wizerzak, Jun 12, 2011.

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  1. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Is there possibly a chance that some sort of privacy option for your profile could be implemented into GBAtemp?
    At the moment, if you're a guest, you cannot see a person's avatar on the boards, but if you go to that person's profile it shows up. Also on their profile you can see all (recent) posts / threads made by that person.

    So what I'm asking for is, would it be possible for an option in my controls to be added so we can change our privacy settings to the above?
    There should at least be an option to hide recent posts and avatar from guests but maybe the info should also be hidden from members with
     


  2. s4mid4re

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    I agree with guests (as they didn't bother to even make an account), but I'd have to disagree with protection against other 'tempers.

    GBAtemp is a support and newsing community; not a place to be closed against people you don't want. And I've never felt like my privacy has been violated, just because a certain person is lurking my profile.

    but this is just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    I see what you're saying, and originally i only really want it against guests, but then I thought "why not make it customizable"? But I agree, against users is a bad idea.
    Maybe it could count people with
     
  4. Narayan

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    why hide that from outsiders?
     
  5. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I've seen it happen on many other forums and cannot see why it shouldn't also be implemented here. (I disagree with hiding info from other members however)
     
  6. Miss Panda

    Miss Panda GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think it is a good idea OP. [​IMG]
     
  7. FAST6191

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    I will have to join the nays in this one; for all that might be said by some we are still an information forum and a healthy search ability is part of that.

    I can certainly understand for limited power servers but I do not think it is a problem we face quite so much around here (although the avatar is probably a concession on that front) and likewise I can see the need for those forums that might be considered more closed (I would say tight knit but that would a poor choice of words).
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Hiding from other members is a no-go, if you don't want anybody seeing it, don't type it.

    Hiding it from guests, I can see that people would like that, though it wouldn't be much protection.
     
  9. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Yes, I agree with the members bit. But why why would it offer no protection against guests? Especially if you implement the 10 post rule I mentioned earlier.

    And also, I don't think it would affect our open community. The only thing it is stopping is random people (or people whom you know irl) from snooping on our posts easily. All normal posts would be visible, but it just prevents people from looking at a specific person's posts.
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    If your information is actually important to somebody then the effort it takes to view it is negligible.
     
  11. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    I see what you're saying but many people I know who are not registered on this forum would not be able to do anything else though I am sure they are capable of looking on my profile.
     
  12. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    I think it's a great idea. Hiding from guests, that is.
     
  13. Raika

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    Hiding from guests: Yes (seen this on a lot of forums, forcing people to register to view profiles)
    Hiding from members: No
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Not sure why one might wish to hide from guests on a forum like this, especially when said guest can just tap your username in the search at the bottom of the forum section to gain more or less the exact same thing (it might even be better). This being said that is exactly the thing I was afraid of losing if profile privacy was enacted.
     
  15. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    so... any input from the mods about this? Is this idea possible?
     
  16. tj_cool

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    Sounds easy enough for me to code.

    In fact, I already did [​IMG]
     
  17. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    seriously? what, there was already an option or have you just put it in now?
     
  18. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=UserCP&CODE=01

    "Profile Privacy" on the bottom, I just added that.

    Avatars ARE hidden for guests on profiles btw.
     
  19. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    wow thanks!
     
  20. Shockwind

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    YAY! Another new option! [​IMG]