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how to disable Instant-Messenger ID to be visible in Profiles?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    How to diable registered users from seeing the "Instant Messenger" ID´s of other users?

    I am thinking of either one of the following options:
    - so either completely hide this information and do not let any user to enter his Instant-Messenger-ID
    - have Instant-Messenger-ID only visible to certain user-group, e.g. premium members?

    Appreciate your help!
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    The option easily possible in XF would be to delete the messenger id identity service.
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    hey James, where do I find that option? I have been searching in the ACP but could not find anything regarding this...?
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    admin.php?identity-services/msn/edit (assuming you're removing the Windows Live Messenger service)
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  5. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Erich, please check as follow:
    In german: ACP->Benutzer->Webdienste anzeigen
    Remove what ever you want.
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  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    thanks DSF!

    So I can just delete all of those ?
    I mean isn`t there anything to just "disable those" and make it visible again later again if I wish to do so?
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I deleted now all "Identity Services", but at a certain user-profile (user who has already entered his Yahoo-ID previously) , it shows on his profile-page:


    So instead of the wording "Yahoo Messenger ID" it now shows the code for the phrase: identity_service_name_yahoo:
    How do I get rid of this as well ?

    Now it is not possible to delete the data (messenger ID's) which have been entered by the user before, meaning: how to remove the messenger-ID's from the user`s profile-page, when in fact it is not possible to edit in the ACP anymore because I deleted those "identity services" ????

    man, I hate this.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Edit the fields on the Additional Contact tab of the user in question in the ACP.
  9. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

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  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    this is not possible anymore, as I deleted all "Identity Services". So how do I go about editing the fields as those are not available in ACP any longer.
    I actually just wanted to disable all "Identity Services" and also remove the already entered data from my users from public view.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You could try adding the service again, editing the user profile, then removing the service again.

    If that doesn't work you will more than likely need to remove it directly from the database.
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  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yep, that works. Thanks!
    However there should be an option to just hide all "Identity Services" from within ACP.
  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member


    is there a way to list all members who have entered an "Identity Service" or do I need to manually go through all of my members profiles in order to find which member has left an entry within the "Identity Services"? That would be a huge workload.....
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    An SQL query would do that, but you need to be comfortable with running those and working directly on the DB.
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