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some other forums are restricting information unless you sign in.
they hide your name and any pictures you post.
the only thing you see is Community Member.

is this forum going to do the same?

restricts what the public see unless you are a member.
so if you are kicked off you don't see much.

any thoughts?
 

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some other forums are restricting information unless you sign in.
they hide your name and any pictures you post.
the only thing you see is Community Member.

is this forum going to do the same?

restricts what the public see unless you are a member.
so if you are kicked off you don't see much.

any thoughts?
You can change your privacy option for your personal stuff.


Let me know if you need help with the settings.

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i do not know how two posts showed up.
when i posted this on the system said a 404 error

please delete
 

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some other forums are restricting information unless you sign in.
they hide your name and any pictures you post.
the only thing you see is Community Member.

is this forum going to do the same?

restricts what the public see unless you are a member.
so if you are kicked off you don't see much.

any thoughts?
No they won't it seems that they don't care about everyone seeing everything without being a member.
I asked that a while ago.
Their loss as there are fewer new people signing up then the old format.

The old format used to be the same and I asked John if he could fix that and he did.
Now that they changed they won't.
I think I was told it is a public forum and I could change it in my profile or somewhere.
But what I changed is not like what I thought would be better for the site.

In the We are Live thread I asked this,
copy and paste,
I see that non members can do just about anything here but post.
It was the same on the old format but John (admin) fixed it. Since then the new format it has returned to the old.
ANYONE can view profiles and pictures, who is doing what, and a lot of other things, this is not right. People should NOT see any of these unless signed on.
When the change was implemented on the old format we saw an increase in new members signing up.
With the old format we had an average of anywhere from 20 to 75 members active most of the times, now we are down to maybe 15 tops.
Why log in when you can do just about anything you want except post something?

You do want more to join right?

Lets make this like other sites, I don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry looking at all my stuff.
Members, OK, yes.
I see you are changing the formats on other sites too, you should fix this on all you are changing.
John here, ( admin/mod) fixed this on the old format. For some reason I guess he can't here. I asked.
Like I said this was fixed after I brought the subject up, lets fix this again.
Make them sign in or join up before they see everything.
Thanks, ED

The answer was,
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This is a public forum so guests will be able to see your posts.

That being said you can choose your privacy settings for your profile, etc.
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So............that is it. :cool:
 

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what is stupid over there is the signature still shows so sometimes you still know who it is.

what a waste.

glad this forum will not be doing that as i sometimes read without logging in. it is nice to know who is posting if they do not have their name in their signature.
 

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what is stupid over there is the signature still shows so sometimes you still know who it is.

what a waste.

glad this forum will not be doing that as i sometimes read without logging in. it is nice to know who is posting if they do not have their name in their signature.
Yes you said it all, "sometimes I read without logging in".
Yes, why log in when you can see everything, matter of fact why even SIGN UP to be a member if you can do everything but actually post. 🙄
Oh well, it is what it is. :cool:
 
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