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Engaged in conversation

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jauburn, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    My members are getting distracted by certain features available by default on xenforo. Example: the ability to "see" what other members are up to. Click on a user avatar, for example, and see that the user is "engaged in conversation."

    OMG! What is this person talking about? Me?

    When forum members let their humanity hang out, this all-too-human trait of wondering "what people are saying about me behind my back" becomes a distraction.

    Is there a way to prevent this and get the focus back on the forum's threads? What do you do, if anything, to prevent your forum from becoming a "whisper center" or a perceived "whisper center," a collection of cliques?
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It happens on any forum and can't really be controlled, honestly.
  3. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    You can remove the activity line from the member card via the template or turn off convo's to certain user groups.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Another good option if it's only that particular activity that concerns you is to change the phrase.

    Change the "Engaged in conversation" phrase to something else, e.g. "Viewing forum list" and that probably solves the problem.
    dvsDave, Jeffin, Goodfella and 2 others like this.

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