To the admins - Can we please have privacy settings back!

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#1 Posted by Falcon084 (8777 posts) -

HERE is a blog from a friend of mine to see the problem. There are trolls everywhere and we GS members like to feel safe.

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#2 Edited by leon2365 (13094 posts) -

now that was a serious problem. feel sorry for your friend. as for the person doing the harassing, its easy to hide behind a screen. out in the internet, you can say what you want. if it was me personally, I would have gotten to the person before he got to me. I honestly find his comment very funny and amusing. poor guy. had nothing better to do than harass people. probably pretty lonely irl.

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#3 Posted by iampenguin (396 posts) -

Agreed no privacy.

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#4 Posted by Falcon084 (8777 posts) -

Come on admins where are you?

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#5 Edited by s_h_a_d_o (1317 posts) -

@Falcon084 said:
Can we please have privacy settings back?

I concur. Such functionality should be a no-brainer in this day and age...

... especially given the relaxing of restrictions within the amended ToU, the added [and unwarranted, imho] social media integration and the fact that previously banned users appear to have had login privileges restored.

:|

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#6 Posted by tempura13 (523 posts) -

Yes, this is much needed, especially when they're going with that social network feel to user profiles (and the fact that most of your activities are posted automatically on the feed without any control). I thought it was added at first (under Settings > Link to Change Username/Password), but the link there just directs you to the site's privacy policy page.

An option to delete individual feed updates is also appreciated.

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#7 Edited by MrStarkiller (18855 posts) -

Privacy always seemed like a weak man's tool to me. Amusing. Somehow didn't expect this failure to go with all the others. Guess it's owed to my forgetting there are types who actually use that option (and blog).

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#8 Edited by s_h_a_d_o (1317 posts) -

@MrStarkiller said:

Privacy always seemed like a weak man's tool to me. Amusing. Somehow didn't expect this failure to go with all the others. Guess it's owed to my forgetting there are types who actually use that option (and blog).

As you say, it was implemented as an option.

And there's nothing weak about wishing to avoid either receiving abuse, or giving offense - the content of some blogs may require a more judicious readership, and the latter is often in short supply 'round these parts. :|

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#10 Edited by TAMKFan (33250 posts) -

A privacy setting would be nice. I'm not a fan of wall posts, so I would set those to private if there were a specific option for that.

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#11 Posted by MrStarkiller (18855 posts) -

Chad: >an option

>as I'd said

For the weak, yes. I recall.

>nothing

I don't know about all that, sport.

>text-based emoticon

You having a giggle? Is that it?

GE: My, my. Been awhile.