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    I have just upgraded the forum software to the latest version of vBulletin (as well as the latest versions of many plugins/modifications).

    Please report any glitches you may encounter.

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    Just a point when I click onto my own profile I find I have had 2 visitors but it does not say who they were?? I tried the same with Weston and confuaco and found the people that had visited their profile were listed [me included] so I can see other peoples visitors but not my own??
    Even if this works OK eventually I fail to see the need for it?
    What purpose do you see it serving?? Just a little, little bit of an invasion of privacy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    Just a point when I click onto my own profile I find I have had 2 visitors but it does not say who they were?? I tried the same with Weston and confuaco and found the people that had visited their profile were listed [me included] so I can see other peoples visitors but not my own??
    Even if this works OK eventually I fail to see the need for it?
    What purpose do you see it serving?? Just a little, little bit of an invasion of privacy!
    When I click on your profile, I can see them. Are you able to see that now?

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    Hi Rondo,
    Yes I see the last 2 visitors You and modusr that is shown as the “last 2 visitors” out of a total of 8 I can’t find name of other visitors, I have just paid you a visit!and you show Andante + moduser out of a total of 8.
    I also see my Friend list is empty, ?? yet when I click it it shows old buddies?

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    My guess as to the visitors: the other 6 were unregistered guests, perhaps? This site gets quite a few of those...

    Second guess: It only keeps track of this over a fixed period of time, after which the names drop off.

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    I would hope that visitors would not be able to access profiles, also why are the other 6 not shown it was within the last 24 hrs

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    I'm checking these out too ... afaik the profiles have always been visible to visitors; mine always was, anyway. The stats in the profile now show who visited your profile.

    Here's all you wanted to know about user profiles but were afraid to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    I would hope that visitors would not be able to access profiles [...]
    Bad news, mate. I just logged out (so I showed up as an "unregistered guest") and clicked on a few profiles. Visitors can access profiles.

    Easy solution: Don't put anything in your profile that you don't want the world to know. Personally, I don't mind that UG's can access my profile... I have nothing to be ashamed of. (At least, nothing I've put into my profile :evilgrin: )

    EDIT: Question for the admins: Did this software change also upgrade the registration process to (hopefully) block most of the spambots we've been cursed with lately?
    Last edited by phoenixshade; Dec-21-2008 at 05:33. Reason: Added a question

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixshade View Post
    Question for the admins: Did this software change also upgrade the registration process to (hopefully) block most of the spambots we've been cursed with lately?
    YES!! There is a new "captcha" in place. Since the upgrade this morning, spambot registrations have dropped off by 95% - .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    YES!! There is a new "captcha" in place. Since the upgrade this morning, spambot registrations have dropped off by 95% - .

    Kh
    So, FreeHerbalXXX may have some trouble registering? Darn! I guess we're all doomed to talking to real people after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    What purpose do you see it [i.e.: the 'visitations' log] serving?? Just a little, little bit of an invasion of privacy!
    Yup, saw this feature in 'another place.' If you don't wish your visitations to profiles to be a matter of public record, you can always peruse profile pages when logged off (that is to say, as a guest).

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixshade View Post
    Bad news, mate. I just logged out (so I showed up as an "unregistered guest") and clicked on a few profiles. Visitors can access profiles.

    Easy solution: Don't put anything in your profile that you don't want the world to know. Personally, I don't mind that UG's can access my profile... I have nothing to be ashamed of. (At least, nothing I've put into my profile :evilgrin: )
    Easier solution: Prohibit access to those who have not logged in. This should be possible with vBulletin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    Easier solution: Prohibit access to those who have not logged in. This should be possible with vBulletin.
    I quite agree, if you are not a registered member then reading the forums should be all that is available to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67
    Easier solution: Prohibit access to those who have not logged in. This should be possible with vBulletin.
    Yes, I suppose this is entirely possible with vBulletin, but I really have no idea what purpose it would serve, since any individual can set up an account in mere minutes and have access to all profiles. I don't see why it's a big deal. :shrug:

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixshade View Post
    I don't see why it's a big deal. :shrug:
    Neither do I. I was just offering a suggestion for those who feel queasy about "visitors" visiting their user profiles.
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