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Profiles for Guests
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:09:59 pm »
Forum Url: http://bluestate.smfforfree2.com
Is there a way to hide the profiles of members from guests (lurkers)?  I have noticed that one guest stays at my site all the time, and I can see what he is doing, too.  I worry about the safety of the members.  I would like to hide their profiles completely.

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 11:41:25 pm »
Forum Url: http://bluestate.smfforfree2.com
One more thing....This "Guest" or Lurker's IP address is related to Google.  Is is a bot?  The only problem I have with that is that when I post a new topic, this lurker reads it.  It looks at profiles of posters.  Can a bot do that?  Why would someone with a Google IP address sit at my site all day reading this stuff? 
« Last Edit: May 04, 2007, 12:03:44 am by Artemis »

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 11:47:30 pm »
You can use permissions to disable guests from looking at profiles.

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 12:01:45 am »
Forum Url: http://bluestate.smfforfree2.com
Thank you so much!  After your post, I found how to set the permissions for Guests, and it never occurred to me until tonight that the Guest was a Google Bot!  I am learning, and you guys are so great at getting back to me.  Thanks!!!  :smitten:

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 02:02:30 pm »
Your forum will probably constantly have a couple guests. It's usually just Google/Yahoo/other search engines wandering around your site. No harm, just don't ban them. They'll be your biggest source of members when your forum grows. ;)
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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 02:07:43 pm »
Forum Url: http://bluestate.smfforfree2.com
I feel so ignorant for not realizing this.  I was ready to  :knuppel2: ;D

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 09:52:40 am »
www.thezone2.smfforfree3.com

I have already disabled guests from being able to view profiles and yet this morning a guest was viewing MY profile.  I double checked persmissions and guests do not have permission to view any profiles.

So was this just a glitch?

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Re: Profiles for Guests
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 09:54:38 am »
www.thezone2.smfforfree3.com

I have already disabled guests from being able to view profiles and yet this morning a guest was viewing MY profile.  I double checked persmissions and guests do not have permission to view any profiles.

So was this just a glitch?

Just checked..  cannot view profiles on your forum.
Your online thing may tell you someone is viewing it right now since I did click your name on the forum to check it.    I cant see it though.     (You could logout and check as a Guest to see how Guests see your board and what they can do)

 

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