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Chemical Dave

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Geekish Question
« on: October 12, 2011, 23:30:38 PM »
This is a bit of a geekish question but here goes.

Sometimes when you look at who has signed in in the last 15 minutes it shows the name of members and someting like 4 guests then in brackets (2 hidden). Can you tell me who are the hidden guests. Why are they hiding? Surely they are not shy? - we are a friendly bunch here after all. Could it be members of another forum seeking guilty pleasures?

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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 08:11:24 AM »
Hi Dave

When you set up you user profile there is an entry just below the space for your e-mail address:

Show others your online status?

If that is not ticked then whenever you login you appear as a "hidden user"

Why anybody would want to "hide" themselves is the mystery........

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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 08:46:55 AM »
It is strange that people decide to hide themselves especially as their true identities are hidden behind their forum name anyway! Bit strange really!
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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »
Nothing sinister in a  lot of cases guys. Just a facility for those who are switching between various blogs and forums and log on but prefer not to be seen dashing back and forth. If you are not logged on then it just shows up as guest, if you do log on but prefer not to be seen - for whatever reason - you are logged on the statistics but not able to be seen as being logged on at the moment with your name. Just a gimmick which is available on every forum I believe!
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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 12:04:25 PM »
Just read this topic while searching for another topic so  checked my profile - realised I was hidden   :o  just an oversight not intentional  :-[  had such difficulty when first registered  so must have overlooked it    ::)       so now have changed my profile.  EMJ
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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 12:41:32 PM »
Bee bo! Found you!  :D
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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 14:46:36 PM »
LOL EMJ - SO you were the hidden one! ;) I often did wonder who would hide themselves! ;)

Glad you have come out of hiding! ;D ;D
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Re: Geekish Question
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 17:53:36 PM »
LOL EMJ - SO you were the hidden one! ;) I often did wonder who would hide themselves! ;)

Glad you have come out of hiding! ;D ;D




what a fool -   :-[ but I'm here for keeps  ::)  LOL EMJ xx ;D  
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