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Ghost Members

Post by jackspratt » June 26, 2022, 8:10 pm

What is the rationale for allowing members to hide their presence when logged in to the forum, or the fact that they have been logged in to post, but seemingly lack the courage of their convictions to appear in the "logged on in the previous 24 hours" stats?

From my (unscientific) observations, it seems to be confined to a narrow band of members from a particular sector of the political spectrum.

I am happy to be educated.



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Re: Ghost Members

Post by stattointhailand » June 26, 2022, 8:25 pm

I suspect that like me, many members dont even know if they are hidden or otherwise, and I didn't realise there was a "logged on in the last 24hrs" stat, or for that matter why anyone would want to check said info.

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by jackspratt » June 26, 2022, 8:37 pm

You are not hidden unless you take the deliberate step to hide yourself.

Hence my OP - why would someone want to hide themself, and why is it a "feature" of the forum.

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » June 26, 2022, 9:12 pm

Could it be that the radical left are not ready to come out? Or, could it be that the radical right are not ready to come out? Or is it Niggly? I'm not going to be able to sleep until the mystery is solved.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by jackspratt » June 26, 2022, 9:19 pm

It's 10am Sunday morning Uncle - check back in when you get back from church. 👍

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by deankham » June 26, 2022, 9:44 pm

It is a standard feature of phpBB (which is what the forum is built with) and can be disabled by the admin.

Never seen the point of it either. It is disabled on another lesser known and much lesser used udon based kiddies forum

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Giggle » June 26, 2022, 10:08 pm

Appearing "logged in" certainly proves courage of convictions. It is a brave, noble, bold move by strong men who aren't afraid of letting others know they wear tampons and pussy hats.

*fawning admiration for all those brawny (insert pronoun of choice here) who appear logged-in.*

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Earnest » June 27, 2022, 1:36 am

You mean Udon Social? I never noticed, I'll pop across and have a look.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by deankham » June 27, 2022, 3:19 am

Nope, was thinking of something else. Never heard of that one.

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » June 27, 2022, 3:55 am

jackspratt wrote:
June 26, 2022, 9:19 pm
It's 10am Sunday morning Uncle - check back in when you get back from church. 👍
I haven't been to Church (Anglican) in 65 years. Did anything happen in my absence?
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Aardvark » June 27, 2022, 4:58 am

Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
June 27, 2022, 3:55 am
jackspratt wrote:
June 26, 2022, 9:19 pm
It's 10am Sunday morning Uncle - check back in when you get back from church. 👍
I haven't been to Church (Anglican) in 65 years. Did anything happen in my absence?
The price of admission went up ...

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Earnest » June 27, 2022, 5:05 am

Yeah, Winchester Cathedral.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Khun Paul » June 27, 2022, 7:04 am

I have always said those that wish to hide have something they do not want others to see or in some cases using it a means to verbally attack others. In short they are Cads and Bounders, not worth even acknowledging

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by fatbob » June 27, 2022, 7:25 am

Someone's bored, who cares.

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » June 27, 2022, 8:59 am

Aardvark wrote:
June 27, 2022, 4:58 am
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
June 27, 2022, 3:55 am
jackspratt wrote:
June 26, 2022, 9:19 pm
It's 10am Sunday morning Uncle - check back in when you get back from church. 👍
I haven't been to Church (Anglican) in 65 years. Did anything happen in my absence?
The price of admission went up ...
In that case, I shall not return. Thank you for the update Khun Aardvark. You are such a sociopath, whatever that is.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » June 27, 2022, 9:01 am

Earnest wrote:
June 27, 2022, 5:05 am
Yeah, Winchester Cathedral.
I remember it made the Top Ten. But, I can't remember if it was a hit by the Beatles, Herman's Hermits or Iggy Pop.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by jackspratt » June 27, 2022, 9:27 am

Giggle wrote:
June 26, 2022, 10:08 pm
Appearing "logged in" certainly proves courage of convictions. It is a brave, noble, bold move by strong men who aren't afraid of letting others know they wear tampons and pussy hats.

*fawning admiration for all those brawny (insert pronoun of choice here) who appear logged-in.*

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by Whistler » June 27, 2022, 9:38 am

Much Ado about nothing.
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Re: Ghost Members

Post by noosard » June 27, 2022, 11:10 am

Spooks galore

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Re: Ghost Members

Post by jackspratt » June 27, 2022, 12:45 pm

Whistler wrote:
June 27, 2022, 9:38 am
Much Ado about nothing.
Do you mean Macbeth, or perhaps even Hamlet? :-k

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