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Offline dunkemhigh

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Privacy
« on: October 25, 2015, 06:12:19 am »
Why is there no option to not show one being online browsing topics? Sometimes (yes, most times) I don't want to be stalked with people knowing where I am and what I am looking at. Some people are OK with this lack of privacy, I am not.

Any chance of turning enabling that option, please?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 06:18:25 am »
Given that nobody knows who 'dunkemhigh' is I suspect that you will be pretty safe. After all, I could be a retired tax accountant from Berlin or a famous politician with some geeky hobbies, who knows? If you DO find that you're being stalked here on the board then you can either get the moderators involved or change your username.

Anyway, with one or two exceptions (users who make a fool of themselves) we're all friends here.
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 06:28:42 am »
 
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 06:30:39 am »
Log out and browse, Einstein ;)
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 06:38:04 am »
Do like I did;
Make up a completely factitious person, nobody has the slightest idea who I really am.
The more fake information you put out the more you can hide who you really are.

Truth be told;
I am a former executive of a large test equipment manufacturer who is running for president of the United States. Sure I made some mistakes but that was in my pre-menopausal life, now that my hormonal status has stabilized, and I don't fire people due to extreme PMS I am more than capable. ;)
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Re: Privacy
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 06:57:27 am »
Log out and browse, Einstein ;)

+1 for that, though I do not bother at all about that.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 07:16:49 am »
Log out and browse, Einstein ;)

The only reason I log in is so the system recognizes what I've read and what I haven't. Indeed, I make a special case for EEVBlog to retain cookies, as opposed to session only, to enable this. If I had to browse ignognito and re-read 56 pages of rubbish to get to where I last was on many threads, I wouldn't bother.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 07:25:08 am »
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Given that nobody knows who 'dunkemhigh' is

Many people do know - one can't interact with other real people without real info being exchanged. How is one to gain any trust if you can never refer to any real-world thing which might give your ID away?

Even if that weren't the case, at some point an online persona is an actual person, sometimes more so than the real person behind the ID.

 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 07:46:40 am »
How delightfully paranoid.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 07:47:05 am »
I really fail to see your problem. So someone can see what topic you are reading when they are reading the same? It's about electronics, not about weird fetish stuff, and even if it was they have to read the same topic to see your name...
Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 08:02:08 am »
Log out and browse, Einstein ;)

The only reason I log in is so the system recognizes what I've read and what I haven't. Indeed, I make a special case for EEVBlog to retain cookies, as opposed to session only, to enable this. If I had to browse ignognito and re-read 56 pages of rubbish to get to where I last was on many threads, I wouldn't bother.

I have my browser delete all cookies on exit. I (obviously) have to login every time I come here, but unread posts works fine once logged in with no special cookie settings.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 08:10:25 am »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 08:11:32 am »
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/who/

Oh look, Tapatalk using their paying customers for advertising again.

That company has no shame.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 08:12:25 am »
Do like I did;

I know why you told her/him to do that.
You want as many people as possible to be unknown.
Because right now, you know you are the only one who no one knows, so you can be easily identified that way.
You're serving yourself by attempting to have as many people act that way, but at least this one.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 08:18:54 am »
i guess you and your boss are on the blog on work time  :-DD
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2015, 09:45:25 am »
Do like I did;

I know why you told her/him to do that.
You want as many people as possible to be unknown.
Because right now, you know you are the only one who no one knows, so you can be easily identified that way.
You're serving yourself by attempting to have as many people act that way, but at least this one.
:)
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Offline dunkemhigh

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2015, 12:12:20 pm »
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/who/

Holy shit.

Does Dave get a kickback from TT (or, indeed, anywhere by leaving out this privacy option which other boards enable)?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2015, 12:54:17 pm »
Why is there no option to not show one being online browsing topics? Sometimes (yes, most times) I don't want to be stalked with people knowing where I am and what I am looking at. Some people are OK with this lack of privacy, I am not.

Any chance of turning enabling that option, please?

I thought there was an option to be "hidden" that did what you are asking.  Did this get removed?
 

Offline dunkemhigh

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2015, 01:03:22 pm »
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I thought there was an option to be "hidden" that did what you are asking.  Did this get removed?

That is exactly the option I was looking for, but couldn't find it anywhere. If you can find it, I'd appreciate your telling me where it is!

I know you know, but for those that don't, this doesn't affect the count of people reading a topic. The display just says "Bill, Ben, 4 guests, 2 hidden".
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2015, 01:09:26 pm »
If it bothers you that much why not change your user name to "Guest", or are you trying to invoke the Streisand effect?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2015, 01:12:34 pm »
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I thought there was an option to be "hidden" that did what you are asking.  Did this get removed?

That is exactly the option I was looking for, but couldn't find it anywhere. If you can find it, I'd appreciate your telling me where it is!

I know you know, but for those that don't, this doesn't affect the count of people reading a topic. The display just says "Bill, Ben, 4 guests, 2 hidden".

After making my post I went looking for such an option but didn't find one.  I'm pretty sure it was available to ordinary users at one time.  Or maybe I just imagined it.  :-//
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2015, 01:44:22 pm »
.... we're all friends here.

+1  :-+

+1 again, we don't judge.  :-+



https://www.eevblog.com/forum/who/

Holy shit.

Does Dave get a kickback from TT (or, indeed, anywhere by leaving out this privacy option which other boards enable)?

Yeah, it's pretty scary. Especially when it's on the front page of the forum and even guests can see it.



I have a vague recollection this "hidden" option was removed. But I can't seem to find the thread where it was discussed. (if it was discussed)
Someone will post a link if it exists. Someone is the most helpful person.

edit:
I think this might have been the thread I was thinking of. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/%28-1-hidden%29/
So it's an option reserved for moderators/bots...
And isn't the 'Someone' a member (as in the name)?  :-DD


EDIT: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=265224.0
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Are you the only admin?  Does your name show up in the online list.  If not go to your profile under account related settings and make sure "Show others your online status?" is checked.

Also just in case go to admin, features and options and make sure the box "Allow non-administrators to hide their online status?" is not checked.

Hope this helps,
Chris
So it's configurable by the admins (Dave?)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2015, 01:49:28 pm by crispy_tofu »
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2015, 02:22:43 pm »
what has the Who's online list got to do with Tapatalk?
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2015, 02:26:26 pm »
what has the Who's online list got to do with Tapatalk?

They make a big song and dance out of pointing out Tapatalk users like yourself.

Or as I like to call them, paying advertisers.
 

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Re: Privacy
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2015, 11:02:15 pm »
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I think this might have been the thread I was thinking of. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/%28-1-hidden%29/

Ah! So it was there (and I would have ticked it when I registered as a matter of course). Doesn't explain why it was removed, though.
 


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