Author Topic: Can't see the forum profiles of members.  (Read 1650 times)

Björn Carlén

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Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« on: August 22, 2015, 22:35:35 »
I'm getting an error message, that I don't have permission to see the page. Occurs with every member's profile I'm trying to look at.
Is it meant to be like that? It wasn't before.
Björn Carlén
Huddinge, Sweden

Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 23:23:20 »
This is an option we have been asked to restrict because it would disclose members' e-mail address. An improvement I'd like to see in the near future is allowing only NG Supporters to access member profiles.

Daniel Binkard

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 14:23:02 »
Does the forum software have enough granularity to allow access to view members' posts while restricting access to other, more private, information?

Frank Fremerey

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 14:41:15 »
Currently I can only write PM to anyone by modifying a reply to someone else
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Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 14:57:37 »
I made a minor adjustment to member permissions. Frank or other regular members, please try if user profiles now can be accessed, or PMs sent.

We have a limited granularity as far as permissions go, unless we create more specific member groups. At this stage of the development of NG I'd ratrher not delve into such aspects.

Andrea B.

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 15:45:55 »
Members' email addresses are not viewable because we have this setting un-checked:
Admin > Security & Moderation > Allow viewable email addresses > (NOT CHECKED = NO)

Members should be able to view other members' profiles because we have this setting checked:
Admin > Members > Permissions > VIew other people's profiles > (CHECKED = YES)


Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 15:48:28 »
These forum software permission settings have become almost as convoluted as the Control Panel etc. in a certain OS ....

I just have received PMs from members to tell me they can indeed send these now. So apparently we have eschewed crisis and mayhem once again.

anneditest

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 15:49:06 »
Now I am logged in as a regular member.
I can see can see other members' profiles.
I cannot see other member's email addresses.
I can create PMs.

anneditest

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 15:50:27 »
Bjørn, I've got the perms down pat if you need anything.
We do need to define a specific group for the Beta Testers so that their perms are managed more easily.
When I return from an appointment, I will take care of that.

annediBetaTester

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 21:52:39 »
I'm logged on now at the Beta Tester level.
I can see members' profiles.
I cannot see other members' email addresses.
I can send PMs.

Björn Carlén

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Re: Can't see the forum profiles of members.
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2015, 09:48:44 »
Yes, the profiles are viewable again. Thank you!
Björn Carlén
Huddinge, Sweden