Known Bug: My friends cannot see my profile when they should

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#1 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

I haveit somy freinds can see my blog in the settings, yet i re-posted my blog like 3 times and my freinds say that my blog is saying that it is private why is this? :?

I have it set to freinds only :|

#2 Posted by Dracula68 (33109 posts) -
Your profile is private. That could be the culprit.
#3 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Your profile is private. That could be the culprit.Dracula68

to others yes but i have it set on freinds only ..so freinds can see it ...but right now they can't :?

so its not that :|

#4 Posted by Dracula68 (33109 posts) -

[QUOTE="Dracula68"]Your profile is private. That could be the culprit.Giratina98

to others yes but i have it set on freinds only ..so freinds can see it ...but right now they can't :?

so its not that :|

Are you sure? There is no way I can test that sadly. Go into options and make sure blog and profile(in 2 areas---site settings tab and blog tab)) are set to "friends only" then hit sumbit twice for each one.

#5 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Are you sure? There is no way I can test that sadly. Go into options and make sure blog and profile(in 2 areas) are set to "friends only" then and hit sumbit twice for each one.Dracula68

I did that before i post this topic :?

i set to open for now to see if even you can it or not...please let me now how it gos :)

#6 Posted by michaelP4 (16680 posts) -
Yes, this is a problem that is being experienced by 2 other users at least (see here). As you can see in the topic, I suggested the same thing as Dracula68, and the problem still persists. I've yet to experience it however.
#7 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Yes, this is a problem that is being experienced by 2 other users at least (see here). As you can see in the topic, I suggested the same thing as Dracula68, and the problem still persists. I've yet to experience it however.michaelP4

Thanks :)

I wasn't sure if iwas the only one that was having a problem :|

#8 Posted by Superzone (3713 posts) -

Yeah I've noticed Giratina98's problem here. He's on my friend's list and I can seem to get to his profile just fine, but when I try to go to his blog section or try to comment it says "profile set to private". Not sure what's up with that.

#9 Posted by dab198 (3914 posts) -

Just out of interest, what does your Fuse profile visibility setting (bottom section) say it's set to? I think it should be the same setting as your main profile privacy option though.

#10 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Just out of interest, what does your Fuse profile visibility setting (bottom section) say it's set to? I think it should be the same setting as your main profile privacy option though.

dab198

Now i have my profile set to public and my freinds still can't see my bolg :?

#11 Posted by dab198 (3914 posts) -

[QUOTE="dab198"]

Just out of interest, what does your Fuse profile visibility setting (bottom section) say it's set to? I think it should be the same setting as your main profile privacy option though.

Giratina98

Now i have my profile set to public and my freinds still can't see my bolg :?

Well like we said, there are two settings for that. Setting your profile to public is not the same as making your blog public.

I would also appreciate it if you actually answered the question I asked :) What does the Fuse settings page say your profile visibility is?

#12 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giratina98"]

[QUOTE="dab198"]

Just out of interest, what does your Fuse profile visibility setting (bottom section) say it's set to? I think it should be the same setting as your main profile privacy option though.

dab198

Now i have my profile set to public and my freinds still can't see my bolg :?

Well like we said, there are two settings for that. Setting your profile to public is not the same as making your blog public.

I would also appreciate it if you actually answered the question I asked :) What does the Fuse settings page say your profile visibility is?

sorry, i found that it was set on friends only :|

It has to be some technical glitch :?

All my setting are freinds only or public, but yet my freinds can't post comments :?

#13 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Is there any updates on this problem :|

I don't me to rush..but i want if any of tech has done anything about it yet :?

#14 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -

Is there any updates on this problem :|

I don't me to rush..but i want if any of tech has done anything about it yet :?

Giratina98
Reported last week. No update.
#15 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giratina98"]

Is there any updates on this problem :|

I don't me to rush..but i want if any of tech has done anything about it yet :?

GameSpot

Reported last week. No update.

darn :( do you know if they are working on it?

#16 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -
This needs more testing. Please provide how we can reproduce it. If you have friends that have the same problem have them report it here.
#17 Posted by Dariency (9406 posts) -

This happens to me as well. One of my friends has his profile set to friends only, and I can see his profile and his blog, but when I try to view the comments it says that his profile is private. Works fine though on public profiles.

#18 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

This needs more testing. Please provide how we can reproduce it. If you have friends that have the same problem have them report it here. GameSpot

Um :? i'll become you freind and you'll see what i am talking about

This happens to me as well. One of my friends has his profile set to friends only, and I can see his profile and his blog, but when I try to view the comments it says that his profile is private. Works fine though on public profiles.

dog64

Also that is not true i set my profile to public and my blog and every thing and my freinds still couldnt comment on my blog

#19 Posted by Dariency (9406 posts) -

Also that is not true i set my profile to public and my blog and every thing and my freinds still couldnt comment on my blog

Giratina98

Well, I assume they're public, cause I can see their comments. I don't know what else could be different.

#20 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -

Good feedback. We'll continue to test this week.

#21 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giratina98"]

Also that is not true i set my profile to public and my blog and every thing and my freinds still couldnt comment on my blog

dog64

Well, I assume they're public, cause I can see their comments. I don't know what else could be different.

Well with my exprince changing my whole profile didn't do anything to help the problem

Also by the This problem started once the new year began I post a blog on new years day it was fine after that it stopped working :? Did gamespot do somekind of update at that time

if you need any more info or have any other questions just ask ;)

#22 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

Same thing here, a few of my friends PM'ed me asking me to open my profile to everyone , but the thing is my profile is set to everyone (only my blogs are set to friends only )
maybe because GS is un-tracking us (i re-tracked alot of my friends lately )
Update: i just noticed the "un-tracking " bug shows only when we open our friends blogs (but on the main profile page we're still tracking each other ) and no matter how much i re-track my friends the minute i re-enter their blogs it rests to "Track" again.

#23 Posted by syler4815162342 (598 posts) -

Same thing is happened to me either, http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29016578/user-profile-is-set-to-private-bug

#24 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

Oh and one more thing every time i try to Edit my blog it loads the blog Editor without any content no pics, no text just empty space.(i don't know this new bug might not be related ) but just in case.

#25 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -

More testing planned this week.

#26 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

More testing planned this week.

GameSpot

great ;)

thanks for the update :)

#27 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Any New info? :)

#28 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Yeah, this is happening to me too and I got some feedback from a friend that I will need to unfollow and then refollow to get it back to work?

Uh....GameSpot....help...please. :(

#29 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Yeah, this is happening to me too and I got some feedback from a friend that I will need to unfollow and then refollow to get it back to work?

Uh....GameSpot....help...please. :(

Goyoshi12

it doesnt hurt to try but i don't think its going to work :(

This is happening to all my freinds no one can comment on my blog :( is not just a 1 to 1 problem :(

but thats just me :(

#30 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Has anything happened yet? :?

#31 Posted by syler4815162342 (598 posts) -

Hey guys any progress? cause i still have the problem

#32 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Hey guys any progress? cause i still have the problem

syler4815162342

Same here :(

#33 Posted by Horgen (110775 posts) -
To everyone with the problem, have you tried re-tracking the user you have the problem with? That seemed to fix it for princess_peach and noteldnep
#34 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

To everyone with the problem, have you tried re-tracking the user you have the problem with? That seemed to fix it for princess_peach and noteldnephorgen123

We did and it worked....but what if people aren't TELLING us they have a problem?

As in, what if they are having the problem but they don't KNOW it. Does that mean we track and retrack EVERYBODY!? :?

Help....:(

#35 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

To everyone with the problem, have you tried re-tracking the user you have the problem with? That seemed to fix it for princess_peach and noteldnephorgen123
we did, but the thing is it doesn't work with everyone, for example i got a PM today that (one of my oldest friends) is my friend now(and he was trying to vew my blogs for a while now and i asked him to try to un-track the re-track me ) he just posted a comment in my blog saying "Look who's able to drop by finally" the thing is now i can't get access to his profile and it says that his profile is set to private:|

#36 Posted by Horgen (110775 posts) -

We did and it worked....but what if people aren't TELLING us they have a problem?

As in, what if they are having the problem but they don't KNOW it. Does that mean we track and retrack EVERYBODY!? :?

Help....:(

Goyoshi12
If the problem is that bad... It should affect... Wait I don't know if privacy settings matter for admins.

we did, but the thing is it doesn't work with everyone, for example i got a PM today that (one of my oldest friends) is my friend now(and he was trying to vew my blogs for a while now and i asked him to try to un-track the re-track me ) he just posted a comment in my blog saying "Look who's able to drop by finally" the thing is now i can't get access to his profile and it says that his profile is set to private:|

matastig
I'm out of suggestions. :(
#37 Posted by JodyR (16412 posts) -

Hey everyone. Can you see your friend's profiles and blogs again? It lookslike they've done some changes, but I wanted to make sure before the bug gets closed.

#38 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Hey everyone. Can you see your friend's profiles and blogs again? It lookslike they've done some changes, but I wanted to make sure before the bug gets closed.

JodyR

:o Awesome thanks for the heads up jody ;)

I'll have some freinds check my blog ;)

I'll let you know what they say ;)

#39 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

Hey everyone. Can you see your friend's profiles and blogs again? It lookslike they've done some changes, but I wanted to make sure before the bug gets closed.

JodyR

Nope what ever they did it didn't fix the problem :(

:cry: darn glitch

#40 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

Hey everyone. Can you see your friend's profiles and blogs again? It lookslike they've done some changes, but I wanted to make sure before the bug gets closed.

JodyR

Hey Jody, no it still on, as i said before after retracking each other again we gain access to our friend's profiles but for some reason it didn't work in their blog section(it did for some tho ) , and even in those accessible blogs/profiles the Track button rests the minute i enter their blog's section, meaning i can steal view some of my friends blogs (even when the Track button rests) but for example right now i can view my friend @syler4815162342's profile (it was accessible before) but when i hit to read one of his blogs Gamepsot gives me this message : Sorry, syler4815162342's profile is set to private.

#41 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (65254 posts) -
Having checked this with friends it would appear my blog is being affected by this as well, we're both tracking each other; In addition to that it actually won't let me change my blog setting off of 'friends only', not sure if that's related or not. Edit: It seems that the blogs can be viewed on the profile page but not on the blog page, asked horgen to check RSS for me to see if that works, will edit in later, un-tracking and re-tracking didn't fix it for him either. To those affected/with friends affected: Can you please check with friends to see if RSS blog list (gamespot.com/rss/user/user_blog.php?user={username}) works, and if blogs appear on profiles (gamespot.com/users/{username}) but not on the main blog pages (gamespot.com/users/{username}/blog), or specific blogs (gamespot.com/users/{username}/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id={blog id}) please. Any clarification as to exactly which pages are being affected is useful, for multiple affected people's blogs ideally so we can be more certain it's affecting the same pages for everyone. Edit2: RSS works, but apparently so do the main blog pages now, is this fixed completely now, or just a partial fix/possible workaround found?
#42 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -

We believe the problem is resolved.

#43 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

We believe the problem is resolved.

GameSpot

indeedio:D and thanks alot!!

#44 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

Oh and can you please leave this thread open just in case:D

#45 Posted by Giratina98 (10751 posts) -

:o it works, i tested it, thanks

#46 Posted by GameSpot (900120 posts) -

Thank you for sharing