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Author Topic: View Recent Posts under "Member"  (Read 1208 times)

Tupelo

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View Recent Posts under "Member"
« on: December 02, 2011, 03:47:54 PM »
I can't seem to find this feature anymore. Is it still here?
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Canie

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 03:55:40 PM »
You can click on Show Posts under Profile Info.  Is that what you were looking for?
-Canie

Tupelo

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 04:04:42 PM »
You can click on Show Posts under Profile Info.  Is that what you were looking for?

Where is "Profile Info?"  Previously, I could click on a member name, and see "recent posts" from the bottom of the member profile page. I can't find that now.
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
Paddle faster. I hear banjo music.

Tupelo

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 04:07:36 PM »
Never mind. :)  Found it on the top of the page in a drop down.
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
Paddle faster. I hear banjo music.

SilverCrown

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 04:57:47 PM »
There is a reason why the Members menu item isn't so prominent. I was able to observe "guests" attempting to peruse our Memberlist. Since I want to protect even our usernames and other relatively "safe" data, I chose to not make it so obvious.

Help is also less obvious because I don't find the help files to be very helpful.
-SilverCrown

Tupelo

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 05:24:43 PM »
There is a reason why the Members menu item isn't so prominent. I was able to observe "guests" attempting to peruse our Memberlist. Since I want to protect even our usernames and other relatively "safe" data, I chose to not make it so obvious.

Help is also less obvious because I don't find the help files to be very helpful.

This feature is helpful if I want to answer a post awhile after I've read it. I don't have to search for it. It's nice to know it's still there.

I did not think that guests were able to use the "members' tab.
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
Paddle faster. I hear banjo music.

SilverCrown

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 06:06:21 PM »

I did not think that guests were able to use the "members' tab.

Guests aren't allowed access to the Members tab and weren't before. But I don't want to advertise its existence to wannabe hackers (the only sort likely to currently be interested in TTB). I am making every attempt to stay ahead of them with an eye toward the future.

I don't see TTB as a big target - we're simply not big enough to interest more than bots planting spam and the occasional wannabe hacker. I just want to stay that way.

There needs to be balance, though, between good security practices and usability. So I'm glad you brought up your question and the issue. Even though I use the forum regularly as a member, each of us uses different parts of it in different ways and feedback like this is very helpful as I try to strike the right balance.

-SilverCrown

Tupelo

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Re: View Recent Posts under "Member"
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 10:33:37 PM »
I am grateful that you and Canie are so diligent about security and privacy, SC.  Undoubtedly, you are far more familiar with potential portals for hackers here than I could ever be!

The new look and feel are refreshing, too. Thanks for all you do.
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
Paddle faster. I hear banjo music.