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Suggestion: Make member profiles not visible to guests by default

ibrian

Well-known member
#1
Not sure if I understand this properly, but I'm under the impression that member profile pages are visible to guests by default - which is a gift to spammers looking to drop a profile link.

If xenforo were to make member profiles not visible to guests by default, this would go a long way to destroy this parasitic behaviour - certainly profile spamming on xenforo forums..
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
You can just set profile viewing to no. That will hide the the activity stream though.
That’s not the case any more — it is just tied to the enableNewsFeed option.

But I totally agree. There’s a permission to control this and it can be set if you wish to do there’s no need to adjust the default here.