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#1 2015-11-18 12:59:08

From: 43°42′N - 79°23′W
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 23

forum user list

just wondering

i know when your logged in you can hover and choose to look at a user
i use this often as i'll remember that (e.g.) sector or sage or whoever had posted something and i find the post through that
i still use it on the #! forums - alot
but you don't have to be logged in with #!
you do with bunsen

any reason?

i know i can just log in but sometimes the train leaves the station by the time ive logged in
yes, it's that small
must be geting old


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#2 2015-11-18 14:42:04

Registered: 2015-08-10
Posts: 2,841

Re: forum user list

I originally had set the user profile view settings to `public' and have them made private again after a while: My intent was to mimic #! behaviour, but after noticing that the overwhelming majority of distro forums (Gentoo, Arch, Siduction, Mint, Ubuntu,, ...) (OK, out of the few I surveyed/know) does not permit guests to stalk users' post histories I switched tracks.

I think it's a sensible choice, allowing users some sort of pseudo-privacy by not immediately exposing the users' 'characters'. It also helps to prevent traffic from crawlers/bots who might harvest these lists (not caring about robots.txt, of course), although I've not seen any crawlers yet…

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