Something that should have been around since the beginning of this script...Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-02-28 00:00:00
Profiles are now optionally private. I should have done that the second I started making profiles, but I didn't, and I'm sorry. It might not seem like a big deal, but I felt with the addition of stats to the profiles, some people may prefer to keep this information private. It also means that if you happened to use a valid email address to register with the forum, you can now make it so no one can see it but the admins by making your profile private (it doesn't link to email addresses anywhere in the forum anymore, thats in the profile).
Note: Administrators can still see your profile information, because it would be silly to try to block them, and then give them the right to override the setting (as they can all options). Almost no one is given administrator rights though, and Moderators CAN NOT over-ride the privacy option.
So, if you don't want people getting your email-addy or seeing your post breakdowns, hit the config button and enable the privacy option ("hide my profile").
Adding the option to post anonymously in the sense of not having an address is something I'm thinking about adding. I haven't decided yet. This would be a permission, much like access level and may use html subjects. If anyone thinks adding that level of anonyminity (anonymous users would probably not have this option allowed to them) is a good or bad idea, please post your comments here. Being a privacy advocate myself, I like the idea of someone being able to hide their location if they need to for some reason. However the potential for abuse is really high, so thats why I'm asking you guys about it. Remember, it can be enabled for only registered users or only certain people if I set it up that way from the beginning.
Again, sorry about not including this kind of thing sooner, but at the time security, functionality, and speed were more important on my list. Privacy is up there now though. :)
"Ever since I met you on a cloudy monday, I can't believe how much I love the rain..." - Chantal Kreviazuk
Something that should have been around since the beginning of this script... - Tridus - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
-What's the point of even making a profile if only Admins see it? - Reed - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
--well its more for if you don't want your email/stats publically known. - Tridus - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
-Well the nice part about this forum... - Sid6.9 - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
-YAY!!!!!!! - styx - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
--well, umm... :) - Tridus - 2000-02-28 00:00:00
---I don't have much a profile, so there nothing to hide......I think *sweating* - styx - 2000-02-28 00:00:00