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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I've noticed that quite a few members, including many of our most active forum members, have chosen not to show their online status so that your member name will not be displayed among the members online, although the total number of members online is still displayed.

    I have no problem with this whatsoever, but I am curious as to why? Is it to avoid being brought into unwanted conversations with other members, or for some other reason?
     
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    Other reasons in my case...then I just forgot about it.

    But I know that you can see when I'm online...maybe Yvonne can also. I know admin can and sometimes mods too....but then you're not on as admin but @Ken Anderson ..so now I'm not sure.

    Just to make you happy I will become visible again. :)
     
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    You know..I am not sure ...I canchange it if you like.
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    Only when I am here on the Admin account. I don't need to know who's online, though. I really don't mind that people do that. I was just curious as to the reasons.
     
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    I can tell who's chosen to be invisible...after awhile you can tell. :)

    Guess everyone has their reasons....

    It's probably not the best thing for a forum though if you want new members.

    Someone checking us out might only see you online when in reality there might be a lot more of us.

    Most people don't want to join a forum that looks empty at first glance...at least that's the way I think.
     
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    It is nice for people to see who else is in the forum, but it's not a major deal. The ability to hide your presence can come in handy in the event that someone is misusing private conversations. I've used it in forums a few times, particularly when there was someone wanting to carry on a private conversation on something that I was already discussing in public.
     
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    I never went invisible because of any private conversations.

    There were different reasons at different times ....usually when I was taking a break but still wanted to read the forum.

    I know I can read it without logging on but you can't see the pictures, etc.

    Also, even though I was not posting, I was using the PMs.
     
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