i got an email from someone who didn't like that people could see their "online status" at the bottom of the main forum page, where it shows people currently browsing the board.
i thought this would be a good opportunity to let people know how they can turn this off and control other privacy issues.
When you are logged into the forum, click the "PROFILE" button on top, this will bring you to your forum profile where there are many settings you can adjust.
In the left sidebar you will see there are actually many different pages in your profile, including:
- Account Related Settings
- Forum Profile Information
- Look and Layout Preferences
- Notifications and Email
- Personal Message Options
If you dont want people to be able to see when you are online, go to the "Account Related Settings"
page, and uncheck "Show others your online status?"
How to never receive an email from us ever:
On the "Notifications and Email"
page you can turn off all messages from us - so you'll never get another weekly newsletter from donationcoder.com, if you don't want to receive them, though i request people leave this enabled unless they are really opposed to it, as its the way we would let members you know about imporant announcements.
You'll also see an option for "Hide email address from public?"
which is set by default.
I should also remind you that if you haven't done so yet, go to the "Forum Profile Information"
page and pick out an avatar (image) for your forum identity so people have a fun picture to associate with you.