XF 1.2 Online Status


Hi there,

I have just converted a 25.000 member phpbb3 forum over to Xenforo... transition was perfect!

I have a memeber asking me about "Online Status". I see there is a checkbox for it and the user has turned it off (unchecked the box). I have confirmed this in the admin panel, it is off...

Still we see:
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...in the users profile. She feels her online status is somehow "On".




XenForo moderator
Staff member
Only the member in question and moderators with the override user privacy permission can see what she is doing.

Everyone else will be unaware of when she logs in or what page she is viewing.

You can confirm this by checking while logged out or logged in with a regular member account, with no override privacy permission.


Well-known member
Open her profile within Incognito mode (in chrome, I don't know the name of this feature in other browsers). You shouldn't be able to see their online status.


Well-known member
There's also a message that comes up that confirms your action when you select or deselect "Show Online Status."