Hidden/Deleted Member Posts

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    Jan 20, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    I noticed today for the first time, when you click on quote to a post by a hidden/deleted member, it shows nothing - so impossible to quote what was written (without re-typing the whole thing) and impossible to see who wrote it. This is new - used to be able to see who wrote it if the member was "hidden," but not deleted.

    EDIT: And now it's back to the way it was - 5 minutes later?
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    Jan 20, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
    Meh they are invariably trolls or long-gone anyway...
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    Jan 20, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    It depends on why they are Hidden/Deleted. If they simply take the profile offline, then you can quote their post to see their username. If their profile has been banned or deleted, then you won't see their username when you quote them.
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    Jan 20, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    Jaggal said
    xrichx saidIt depends on why they are Hidden/Deleted. If they simply take the profile offline, then you can quote their post to see their username. If their profile has been banned or deleted, then you won't see their username when you quote them.


    This is the only forum I use were people can do that and post...wtf?
    Yeah, it's totally stupid. Wish they would remove the offline feature. Even though you can now Ignore/Block hidden profiles now, it's not a good solution to deter trolls and sock accounts. It's merely a bandaid.