In this day and age, not having an option to make one's profile private isn't good at all.
- Member Since: November 2, 2018
- Posts: 46
That’s not how u solve privacy. U go in knowing that if people want to read ur sht they can. To protect ur identity you then just make the most off the wall profile imaginable; visits a plethora of forums, watch a few YouTube vids, browse a few products, and most importantly get some porn in your history tab.
- GameSpot Staff
- Member Since: February 11, 2013
- Posts: 368
@GeminiEntity: Historically our perspective has just been that because the site allows anonymous logins and doesn't share any personal information you don't explicitly share yourself, having a profile page doesn't really expose any information that can't already be gleaned from seeing your posts around the site. In other words, having a "hide profile" option isn't really doing much because the profile doesn't show anything that isn't already available elsewhere.
I suppose there is some level of extra information on the profile in that you can see how active folks are in the forums, etc, but that hasn't raised itself as a problem so far.
I should still have the option to decide for myself, like pretty much every other site allows. I don't like having to block everyone that follows me, it gets old fast.
Not too mention there is a big difference between reading a post by chance and being able to see a list of everything someone posts, follows, etc.
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