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Offline MikeW

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2015, 09:54:10 pm »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.

I do that, but not-so-regularly.

What's the criteria for that then?

Probably just the zeroposters.

Thread: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/news/zero-posters-purged/

Oh I see, I thought it could have possibly meant people who don't contribute anything 'useful' at all.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2015, 10:42:19 pm »
Damn ... 6 pages.  :palm:

Just a suggestion Dave, make up your mind, set the forum's setting as "you want", and close this thread.

Imho, you're being exploited here, cause you're doubting this matter too long (cmiiw), why don't you just take the decision now, make it happen and then move on.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2015, 10:47:00 pm »
Members that have absolutely nothing to contribute should be purged on a regular basis, I don't even know why they are here.
I do that, but not-so-regularly.
What's the criteria for that then?

If you have zero posts and have been a member for more than a month you are goneski.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2015, 10:48:10 pm »
Damn ... 6 pages.  :palm:
Just a suggestion Dave, make up your mind, set the forum's setting as "you want", and close this thread.
Imho, you're being exploited here, cause you're doubting this matter too long (cmiiw), why don't you just take the decision now, make it happen and then move on.

Yep, decision made, I'm disabling the hidden option. I see no compelling reason to keep it enabled. Back to business as usual.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2015, 10:55:14 pm »


Yep, decision made, I'm disabling the hidden option. I see no compelling reason to keep it enabled. Back to business as usual.

Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2015, 11:14:09 pm »
There are currently only two hidden but it could easily have gotten out of hand.

One smart cookie, better make that two for good measure.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2015, 11:19:06 pm »
Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

I don't know for sure, but I presume it does.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2015, 11:21:56 pm »
There are currently only two hidden but it could easily have gotten out of hand.


WTF?
Is that real or a photshopped joke?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2015, 11:23:05 pm »
Does this unhide users that previously had this option checked?

I don't know for sure, but I presume it does.

Ah, seems not:
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With this option enabled all members will be able to hide their online status from other users (except administrators). If disabled only users who can moderate the forum can hide their presence. Note that disabling this option will not change any existing member's status - it just stops them from hiding themselves in the future.
I'll have to find them and un-hide.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2015, 11:29:32 pm »
Privacy is about: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. [/size]Give him a mask, and he will tell you[/color][/b][/color][/size] the truth." - Oscar Wilde quotes from BrainyQuote.com[/color]
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2015, 11:39:43 pm »
Dunkem, seriously mate, if you really think that someone seeing a pseudonym browsing a forum is at all comparable with someone following you down the street with a camera, then you have some major issues.

Get that tinfoil hat off, relax, and enjoy life!
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2015, 09:11:49 am »
:-+ wilfred

Why delete zeros? Maybe I just don't have enough forum experience - the vast majority of IRC channels don't kick out lurkers, I certainly wouldn't kick any out of #eevblog, that's just weird and rude. Not everybody talks, some just want to listen, and having the forum track what you've read could be nice. I really don't understand what good it does to delete them.
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2015, 09:29:57 am »
Personally, I like the clean stats.  :-+ Looking at the members page, it looks like there's 5000 zeroposters, and I'm guessing at least 50% aren't actually doing anything.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:23:31 pm by crispy_tofu »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2015, 09:32:39 am »
But what purpose do the clean stats serve?
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2015, 09:37:37 am »
An occasional cleanout does free up potentially desirable usernames.

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2015, 10:28:04 am »
There are a number of aggregators that gather up posts from forums on various subjects.
For the amateur radio community when we search for a given topic DX Zone comes up and they provide links to sites like the ARRL forums and E-ham, among others.

I'll bet some of Dave's zombie members are from sites similar to the one I cited above.
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2015, 11:15:15 am »
Didn't mean to start a fight (lol), just voicing my opinion.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:13:09 pm by crispy_tofu »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2015, 11:22:18 am »
Is this the same thread that is also not about Tapatalk?

I answered a question. Why get so up-tight?
Perhaps I shouldn't respond to you then?

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Why are you so motivated to keep the stats tidy? Lab, no. Stats, yes.
Why would you care?

Why do you care about my lab?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2015, 11:25:47 am »
But what purpose do the clean stats serve?

I like having genuine member stats of people who contributed.
It's looks great if the forum has 50,000 members, but if 40,000 have never made a post, those numbers are just bogus.
And before you say "well, they might be active searches". No, I also set my criteria to zero posts and inactive for the last month or two. And it's obvious most of them are just spam accounts that got through the filters.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2015, 11:27:34 am »
Personally, I like the clean stats.  :-+ Looking at the members page, it looks like there's 5000 zeroposters, and I'm guessing at least 50% aren't actually doing anything.

Most of them are spam accounts that slipped through the net.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2015, 11:29:27 am »
BTW, I don't delete them all, I actually go to the effort to scan the name and emails, and any that sound like genuine user I usually keep.
It is obvious when they are spam account and names as most of them are, I'd estimate >95%
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2015, 01:43:34 pm »
I am a bit perplexed how much this post has gotten out of hand, 7 pages!

I understand the need for privacy, real name, address, IP address, any other identifying credentials that you do not want others to see, email address for example, but not hiding who is looking at what post!

The way I see it there are 3 options:
1. Log out and view as guest.
2. Set up a "fake" profile.
3. Just get on with it like the other 'n' number of subscribers / members.

Most of us choose option 3 without even thinking about it.

And why on earth would someone "make fun" for want of a better phrase, of you for looking at a post for 20 minutes?!  Has this ever happened? Those argument straws need a good clutching again I think!

Privacy and Paranoia, both start with a 'P' but the similarity ends there, your "request" is more paranoia than privacy "concern" I am afraid.

As for "Tapatalk" just enable desktop mode on the phone/tablet browser, usually works around those "we have an app for this" popups.

Most of this functionality is build into the forum engine, and most are default or close to default installation options.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2015, 01:57:15 pm »
And why on earth would someone "make fun" for want of a better phrase, of you for looking at a post for 20 minutes?!  Has this ever happened? Those argument straws need a good clutching again I think!

To my knowledge it has never happened.
And you can't tell if someone is actually watching, or that's just the page they last left the browser tab open at. I do that all the time, the machine could left on all night rendering or whatever.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2015, 02:02:58 pm »
Exactly!
I have left several pages open whilst at work, come back to them a few hours later, oops, left the browser open, refresh see what's been going on!  Doesn't mean i've been looking at a thread on a Rigol and a page on what best WiFi chip to use for 3 hours...
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2015, 02:08:21 pm »
As for "Tapatalk" just enable desktop mode on the phone/tablet browser, usually works around those "we have an app for this" popups.

This works on my iPhone Safari browser, showing up only for couple times after browser restart, but I recall it did not work for a Samsung Android phone I tried, it kept popping up in desktop mode. It was very annoying.
 


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