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  1. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Lying, dog-faced pony Marine Supporter Contributor

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    Question [Solved] Can't view member profile page

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Iain Aschendale, Jul 24, 2018.

    This isn't a bug, more of something that bugs me from time to time. Some members have their privacy settings such that if you try and visit their pages, you get this:

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    I understand the desire for privacy, but since we can a) leave blank or at default or b) lie on almost all of the fields that display, the only thing this really does is hampers others from viewing contributions/posts/etc, and it doesn't even do that very well; if you're bored and have time, you can go to the search box by name from the main page and find pretty much everything they've typed here.

    Is there a benefit to this blocking that I'm missing?
     
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    big soft moose An Admoostrator Admin Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    If you've got stalker problems it also stops them messaging you on your profile, and from tracking where you are on the site.
     
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    Iain Aschendale Lying, dog-faced pony Marine Supporter Contributor

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    Ah, I see.
     
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    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

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    If you've got stalker problems you should report them?
     
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    big soft moose An Admoostrator Admin Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    This is true, and if it's overt they'll get banned, but if they just make you uneasy or are giving you unwanted attention , or have a tendency to follow you arround, then there's not a lot the mods can do, so locking your profile is a sensible precaution...like having an unlisted number in real life
     
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    I've run into that too @Iain Aschendale . Some profiles just don't show
    up for me either. I understand that banned people don't, but active members?
    Perhaps it does keep out creepers and what not, IDK.
     
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    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    I think it's when the person has you on "ignore". Seems unlikely that someone would have you on ignore, @Iain Aschendale - you seem like a pretty gentle sort of person. But... I think that's what it is.
     
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    jannert Retired Mod Supporter Contributor

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    Does that apply the other way? If you put somebody on ignore, they can't see your profile? That would make sense. And take care of any stalkers as well.
     
  9. Carly Berg

    Carly Berg Active Member

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    I think someone can't see your profile if you've blocked them. But if you set your profile to "private," nobody can see it.
     
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    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    Only one way - if A puts B on ignore, B can't see A's profile. A could still see B's profile, I guess, although I don't know what A would want to, since she's ignoring B...
     
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    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    Is there a "block" separate from the "ignore"?
     
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    I know for a fact that I can still see people's profile if they have me on ignore. So I don't believe that's it.

    Private is more likely the case.

    Also, I know how to ignore people but how do you block them! I want to learn so I can block someone!!
     
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    It has to be something else, cause I have had it come up with an error message
    and they don't have me on ignore. So explain that one.
     
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    Iain Aschendale Lying, dog-faced pony Marine Supporter Contributor

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    I know it's not that, since one of the people I've discovered it with is a pretty close friend here, and another was borderline plagiarizing (not reportable, no worries) some of my silly blurts, so they definitely saw them.
     
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    John-Wayne Madman Extradinor Contributor

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    :supershock::superconfused: Them's some strong words. I can safely assume it's not me. :supercool::brb:
     
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    I would also like to add that you can make it so only people you follow can view your profile.
     
  17. Carly Berg

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    I meant to type "ignore" not "block," sorry.
     
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    Iain Aschendale Lying, dog-faced pony Marine Supporter Contributor

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    Nope, not you :)
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Contributor

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    This is correct, and results in exactly the error that @Iain Aschendale. In your profile under "Privacy" you will find these options:
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    You can set them to "All Visitors", "Members Only" and "Members You Follow Only".
     
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    John-Wayne Madman Extradinor Contributor

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    Oh, I didn't' realize there was a members only option... thanks Kom, I fixed it. No Lurkers allowed. :p .
     
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