That is not really solving a problem.. Xenforo should have the option to automatically hide them! It should be fairly simple to make a option where empty albums are automatically private, regardless of users setting.
I find this a strange thing to be missing from options.
It is a valid question, but that is not necessarily solvable as I can't visit my members house and upload images for them..
The reasons are some members are not that technical and can't figure out how to upload, xenforo is not really that user friendly!(!!!) I battle this every day and make custom changes constantly to make sure what the members are looking for is placed right on the tip of their nose.. This is especially a issue with mobile phone users.
Or they possibly get distracted and forget to come back to the album. Or there might be some technical problem with image sizes etc.
If you look at instagram there are a lot of users that sign up and end up only browsing other users and their profile remain empty. But they are still valuable as users of the community. But instagram would never show a empty space for an image and Xenforo should have the option to not show empty albums.
Empty albums really ruin the look of a good gallery.. It's like missing a front tooth.. It makes your smile less winning, even if you can chew really well with the teeth in the back of your mouth!
I hope this can be a priority, or I will have to get another add-on made..