I believe this is called paranoia. Does she feel like viewing someones profile means you're in love with them or something? But I do have a question.... Who "surf's profiles" on a forum?That sounds like a really odd thing to do instead of contributing in actual forum topics. If she is stalking, then it explain why she would be paranoid about not letting people see she's looking at their profile.
If a person's mindset makes them feel that looking at the opposite sex means you're either: in love with them or a pervert. They are in need of help from someone to correct their view of the opposite sex. This guilt is probably a side effect from faminazi tribes rampaging around of recent years trying to make an issue out of everything and slaughtering everyone who doesn't share their hive-mind.
It is a sad day when looking at another human(online or not) implies something sexual and/or being afraid of something completely innocent.
Sir, I see you're trying hard to be kind in this matter however, your opinion is of the same worth as anyone else'. Therefore it is kinda insulting to the IPS team that you think they would not have the brain capacity to consider any opinion other than YOUR opinion.
The advantage of your community is it isn't full of leagues of ignorant abusive people, nor repost repost repost repost repost repost repost repost repost repost and you don't have a The Brussels Sprout Worshipers page. You probably don't have 20,000 friends on your forum either, or 20 random men/girls a day asking to hookup. Lets not forget the modified news stories encourages hater priming... because lets face it, news that is valid and unbiased? THATS OLD NEWS!... we want stuff that ruffles people, we want the best click bait ever... we need to whirl up a storm! ... how else are we going to compete with the 2 million self professed news reporters? If you don't share this post with the 10 people, you will die tonight by some stupid ghost I made up to get you to spam.
Don't forget to save people lives and feelings by clicking like, sharing no-makeup selfies and sharing this other photo!!!!
Also we're having a competition, whoever is the 1 millionth sharer of this post wins a can of tuna. Plus where else are you going to show off your cleavage hashtag empowerment? or your 6 pack hashtag gains? for those 200 likes.
The day FB is overtaken by another network (which will happen) is a day many joyous tears will be shed around the world right before they realize the network replacing it has all the same problems. Humans just can't help it, they gotta ruin everything they touch.
Wait what were we talking about? Communities are threatened by all the above? If your forum is, my guess is you're running a "general chat" forum.
Seriously, you're whining over nothing. There are no winners, this is no lottery, this is no competition. This is about being reasonable surrounding circumstances of a customer and not heartless policy robots like you want them to be. I'm sure you have better things to do.... like adding more quotes to your signature from famous people to fuel your superiority.
No. Their police is charge $15 for the domain move. Getting it for free is a present from IPS. If you've ever been polite to a person in retail you may benefit from it, this is not because they don't know their policy, it's because they appreciate nice, understanding customers and want to actually help them vs the demanding customers which you'd rather give a cactus to then anything they want. True story.
I viewed this topic twice .... So technically, it was viewed twice. It's not fake, it's not flawed, your idea of it is wrong. I certainly hope they do not introduce a unique hits per topic system (can you imagine how awful this would be on big boards?, the tables of viewing data would be bigger than the posts data) and if so, better have the ability to disable it. You could if you want, add a cookie variable of the last viewed topic to be checked to prevent someone just sitting there pressing F5 to increase their ... idk Pride? in their probably empty topic. But thats all it would do and it can be easily circumvented.
A fee is very reasonable and is done by MANY companies to curb the dishonestly. Heck even video games charge money for server swaps.
These "dishonest" customers are not an airy excuse either, they are actually quite rampant, I've reported a number, a friend of mine was almost scammed by one... and they turn up on these forums nearly everyday trying to get what they can.
If you ran a software company like this many thousands of customers, you'd do what it takes to curb these problems that effect not just your business, but your REAL customers too.
My goodness, are we going to whine and get all emotional every time a feature is removed no matter how tiny?
A lot of people don't even know of it's existence unless you put it right in their faces with a giant floating icon, it's a button for a handful of people who have a certain "browsing" routine and don't want to change. If you have anything better than a $2 mouse you should be able to spin your mouse scroll button and have the page fly up to the top faster than any other "smooth scroll" jump to top buttons.
20 years from now, will this button exist? Probably not, why not learn to live without it so you wont have to sit at the end of a page writing your will.
Next thing is going to be how the colour pip icon colour is destroying peoples lives and breaking apart families.