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#21 Rimi

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

If the request was for certain areas of the profile instead of the profile, I'd likely be indifferent or even supportive if it had good reasoning behind it.

So basically display the name picture and status. But the about me and online status and profile fields would have a "You must be this user's friend to view this content" message.
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#22 wingman23

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Agree, we do need the option for members to be able to decide for themselves. Its a mute point when somebody says if they dont want their personal information to be seen they shouldnt put it on.

Some of us have members that are public speakers and (or) offer a service of some kind so it is advantages to share contact details on profiles but as it stands they dont have a choice who they share it with,its all or nothing at the moment..

for those that say this is not the modern approach with the culture of oversharing, remember that facebook (while trying to encourage everybody to share every last detail about your life) still give you the option to decide for yourself who you share to.

Sadly this is a very (very) weak point with IPB and makes no sense not to address it, when the rest of the software is such top notch.
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#23 wingman23

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

The problem with this is that they're forum profiles, not anything important or personal.


I 100% disagree, on my profiles and if people fill them in like they should then we have contact details an about me section to tell people more interesting things about themselves, we have websites and skype all the things that make it easy for somebody to take any problems off the site and into the real world.
cant get any more important or personal than that and members need to be able to have control over it...
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

Definitely giving a +1 to this. I'm hoping it will be implemented very, very soon.

It's a simple thing to add on, but it will be something very powerful for all IP.Board forums in the long run.
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#25 CallieJo

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:45 AM

Thanks to Rimi: http://community.inv...rofile-privacy/
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'd like to revisit this. Thanks to Rimi, we have a profile privacy option that shows an error message when viewing a private profile. But, I'd like to suggest this:
  • to be included in IPB core.
  • to be able to use the add friend option when viewing a private profile.
  • to show the member's name and avatar when viewing a private profile.
Profile privacy is very important to end users. Most major SN's have privacy options for good reason. People want to control who sees their profiles.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

Thanks to Rimi for the mod, but in addition to CallieJo's ideas - Guests/Everyone - Members Only - Just Friends.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

Thanks to Rimi for the mod, but in addition to CallieJo's ideas - Guests/Everyone - Members Only - Just Friends.

 

^ Agree


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

:smile:
 
Nevermind.
 
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

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:) Muahahaha :)


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#31 CallieJo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

 

 

 

:smile: Muahahaha :smile:

 

 

Thanks Rimi. I'd still like to suggest that the add friend button, avatar, and username be included when the profile is hidden.



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

 

Thanks Rimi. I'd still like to suggest that the add friend button, avatar, and username be included when the profile is hidden.

Isn't that what this is?

 

http://community.inv...&id=5962&full=1

 

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

Isn't that what this is?
 
http://community.inv...&id=5962&full=1
 
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If the profile is hidden, is this (see below) not the error you will see instead of the one you posted?
I assume the one you posted is shown when users disable viewing of only certain areas and not the entire profile. Please correct me if I'm wrong. :smile:
 
index.php?app=downloads&module=display&s

 

My suggestion would be to show the add friend, avatar, and username when the profile is set to private. Sorry, but I honestly think that showing the above error will confuse people. I'd still like people to be able to see the avatar with username and send a friend request even if the profile is set to private.

 

I do appreciate your hard work you've put into this. My suggestions and opinions are not meant to disregard it by any means.



#34 Rimi

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

 

If the profile is hidden, is this (see below) not the error you will see instead of the one you posted?

I assume the one you posted is shown when users disable viewing of only certain areas and not the entire profile. Please correct me if I'm wrong. :smile:

 

index.php?app=downloads&module=display%C

 

My suggestion would be to show the add friend, avatar, and username when the profile is set to private. Sorry, but I honestly think that showing the above error will confuse people. I'd still like people to be able to see the avatar with username and send a friend request even if the profile is set to private.

 

I do appreciate your hard work you've put into this. My suggestions and opinions are not meant to disregard it by any means.

Well I just did it the way I know xenforo does it. I can attempt what you're asking but... I don't know how to make it look nice. Can you draw a mockup of what you're looking for? Although IMO, disabling the certain areas of your profile gives the same effects. There's no point in hiding the user statistics because they're available in the hover card and hiding the remaining profile tabs is equally pointless and interferes with the content of the forum as a whole. That's why I elected to do it this way. So you don't have to make that error message option available. Just block all the personal information. I think that's the only reason why profile privacy is necessary in the first place. If you block the profile feed, about me, and contact information then your profile is now secure.

Also that hook is not focused on adding friends for profile access. There's more to it so if I try this should the add friend option (or this whole idea in general) only happen if you select the "only friends can access" option?




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