As designed members profile hidden / Privacy incorrect


Well-known member
Not sure if this is by design or could be improved or is a bug?

I have set the option in ACP for "show user profiles" to the Usergroup of "Registered Members" only.

Then when accessing the user-interface as a user at:
Profile > Settings > Privacy > Edit your Contact Details >

it still shows:
"View your Identities" > "All visitors"

So although user-profiles are not visible to "Visitors", the user is able to select "All Visitors".
Same goes for "Identities", even when all "Identity-fields" are deleted by Admin in ACP.

Same goes for other stuff, e.g. "People Who may...." - "Receive your Newsfeed" > "Visitors".

Generally speaking, I think it would be easier for the user if "Privacy Settings" could be applied directly towards each section e.g. "Contact Details" or "Personal Details".

Similar as FB is having it.


XenForo developer
Staff member
Identities can be setup to be viewed outside the profile (like with messages).

The news feed is also separate from the profile.

As such, this is as designed.