XF 1.2 Disable 'Show Onlne Status'

I thought there was an option in the ACP to disable users from being able to select this option in their Privacy tab, but I cannot find it anywhere. Is there one?
That's very confusing to me. I appreciate the link and will read it again - and the other thread linked to it, but I cannot figure out how to resolve the debug issue whether I need an addon or what they are telling me.
I guess it becomes a resource question at this point but it is not working for me. Any ideas before I am told to take it to the addon authors discussion area? Not much going on there....