Being Un-Google-able

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    Apr 22, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    Anybody else noticed Realjock's new feature? icon_razz.gif

    I think it's nice. You can't anymore see members who have their privacy settings checked. You now need to be registered and logged in to see the people posting.
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    Apr 22, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    you mean under the 'preferences' section? I don't think this is a new feature. I've had my profile hidden for quite some time now.
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    Apr 22, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    Nope, LOL.

    Previously even when you check the 'hide profile from public view' (I forgot what it was called exactly), you would still be able to see the poster's avatar when you read the forums while logged out. It only applied to the profiles themselves which would come up as "Missing/Inactive" when you click on it.

    This means that even if you have hidden your profile itself, other people who are not registered on RealJock will still be able to see your picture if you post.

    Now, you will only see a "hidden/deleted" instead of the avatar of the poster when you view the forums while not logged in.

    Try experimenting with it. Log out, then view the Realjock forums again and notice how many hidden/deleted posters there are. icon_razz.gif I just noticed it last night. So it's pretty new I think.
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    Apr 22, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    hey, that's great!!
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    Oh I love this new feature. It bothers me the amount of information that pops up in Google sometimes. Not because I want to necessarily hide it from everyone. But, when looking for jobs, I don't need my potential employers knowing everything about me before I get hired. Having a private life outside of work is good sometimes.
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    Of course, if someone replies using the 'Quote' button, the new feature is defeated.
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    Sedative saidAnybody else noticed Realjock's new feature? icon_razz.gif

    I think it's nice. You can't anymore see members who have their privacy settings checked. You now need to be registered and logged in to see the people posting.


    It's been there a long time.