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New Forum Option: Hide My Email Address

1:48:43 PM

Given recent discussion about spam, I've added a new option to your profile that will hide your email address from everyone except the admins.

Press "Profile" button from any forum, tick "Hide My Email Address", press Ok.

Your email address will not be displayed when members view your profile or your messages.


1:51:08 PM
Thanks Michael.

Is it on by default?

[Edit: After turning it on then off again I can now see my address in my profile]

1:54:11 PM
Can users un-hide it later if they want to?

[Edit: I just experimented and it seems user can hide/unhide it at will]

I simply changed my profile email addy by substituting (at) for '@' to slow up would be spammers/bots. Is this sufficient??

ajfclark wrote;
>Is it on by default?

From my looking about at a number of user-id's some of whom have not logged on for years, this also seems to be the case, ie yes ~> it is hidden by default and user would have to choose to display it.
...~> I would have thought the reverse to be a more 'normal' way of doing things, ie have it displayed, and user must elect to hide it.

2:17:18 PM
On 25/09/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>Is it on by default?

It's off by default.

On 25/09/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>I simply changed my profile email addy by substituting (at) for '@' to
>slow up would be spammers/bots. Is this sufficient??

Normally yes, but a change was made some years also to remember your original email address (the one with which you registered and was verified as real at the time) and display that as well. The idea was to slow down account impersonators. You probably haven't changed your email in all those years so that would explain why your profile only shows the modified version.

In anycase, neither your current or original email address will be displayed (except to admins) if you tick "Hide My Email Address".
2:27:33 PM
Hey Mike, while you're at it, one of the other forums I scan from time to time has a nice feature, where any external links (i.e. not in open in a new tab. That way you don't lose your place on Chokky when someone directs you off to wikipedia. Can-do?

Otherwise, in every other respect, it's inferior to what you're put together. Good job!
- Steve

3:42:43 PM
Just hold down CRTL for a new tab, or SHIFT for a new window when pressing any hyperlink on any website.
3:53:30 PM
Or the middle mouse button.

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