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Personal Profile

Postby jb » 7 Jan 2007, 2:05pm

Hi

It seems to be possible to viw personal profiles while not been logged in.
Surely this information should only be available to forum members & preferably only CTC members.

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Postby admin » 7 Jan 2007, 2:14pm

These are public forums, and anyone that has a valid e-mail address can join.

The normal phpBB installation allows anyone to view profiles and also a list of forum members. We have disabled the latter as this tends to attract spammers.

I'll investigate the options for hiding personal profiles, but limiting them to logged-in forum members only won't provide much protection.

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Postby admin » 7 Jan 2007, 2:18pm

You can prevent people from seeing any personal details about you by not entering anything other than your e-mail address on your profile page (your e-mail is required for user validation and for Administration purposes), and then selecting "No" for the "Always show my e-mail address:" option.

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Postby jb » 7 Jan 2007, 2:30pm

Thanks

Its just that on most boards you have to be logged on as a member before viewing profiles. Whilst admittedly not much protection at least you stand a chance of only having your details (such as location) shared amongst like minded folk.
Not entering anything sort of makes it a bit pointless.

Anyway, a much improved forum, A big thanks to all involved

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