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How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Jan 5th, 2013 at 10:40pm
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When the Profile button is enabled in the Admin area, it is displayed in the message thread for members.

Is it possible to also make it display for guests, because I notice that the Website button is visible for guests?
  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #1 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 2:21pm
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This Topic was moved here from Talk It Up! [move by] xnoddyx.
  

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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #2 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 3:10pm
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In Sources/Display.pl find and remove the highlighted:

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            $template_profile = ($profilebutton && !$iamguest) ? qq~$menusep<a href="$scripturl?action=viewprofile;username=$useraccount{$musername}">$img{'viewprofile_sm'}</a>~ : ''; 


It won't display to guests because by default YaBB doesn't allow guests to view member profiles - your forum's been modified to change that.
  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #3 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 3:11pm
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Miss Emily wrote on Jan 5th, 2013 at 10:40pm:
When the Profile button is enabled in the Admin area, it is displayed in the message thread for members.

Is it possible to also make it display for guests, because I notice that the Website button is visible for guests?


why Guests can't see the Profile button this is a specific security feature as the Profile can have sensitive information in this is why you can set Guests to view the Member List but not the Profile so why show the Profile button to Guests when they can't see the Profile ?.

you may want to ask Dandello or Derek Barnstorm or
for main code edits you may want to ask here
http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?board=surgery
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http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
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http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=hacks

sorry i can't be of more help.
  

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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #4 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 3:24pm
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Miss Emily has modified her forum to allow guests to view profile pages:

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1334546906

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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 4:02pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 3:24pm:
Miss Emily has modified her forum to allow guests to view profile pages:

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1334546906

Smiley

cool maybe you can help Miss Emily with the Profile button ?.
  

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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #6 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 4:05pm
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xnoddyx wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 4:02pm:
cool maybe you can help Miss Emily with the Profile button ?.

Already have. See reply #2. Smiley
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #7 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 6:56pm
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Thank you so much Derek, you're a genius.
  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #8 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 6:59pm
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xnoddyx wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 3:11pm:
why Guests can't see the Profile button this is a specific security feature as the Profile can have sensitive information in this is why you can set Guests to view the Member List but not the Profile so why show the Profile button to Guests when they can't see the Profile ?.


Hi Xnoddyx, if a member is willing to show their information to other members (who are strangers to them anyway), I don't think it makes any difference if it is also viewable for Guests.
  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #9 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 7:55pm
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Just my opinion...

If someone wants to see a profile, they should register. Viewing profiles is one of the benefits that comes with being part of a community forum.

If they can't take a minute to join, then they don't deserve to reap any of the lagniappe from that community.

Like I said, just my opinion  Wink
  
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Reply #10 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 9:07pm
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It gives guests a feel of who is part of the community, and that may encourage them to join. They can already view messages, so giving that extra benefit to view profiles wouldn't hurt.

It depends how open your forum is I guess. I tend to like to keep mine open, while others prefer to keep many of the features closed doors for members only.
  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #11 - Jan 6th, 2013 at 9:35pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 4:05pm:
xnoddyx wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 4:02pm:
cool maybe you can help Miss Emily with the Profile button ?.

Already have. See reply #2. Smiley

Shocked do you know something i didn't see that post.

Miss Emily wrote on Jan 6th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Hi Xnoddyx, if a member is willing to show their information to other members (who are strangers to them anyway), I don't think it makes any difference if it is also viewable for Guests.
           

Guests range from visitors and users not login to Search Engines and also web harvesters/scrapers.
  

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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #12 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 1:53am
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I understand about the harvesters but members would be aware that their profile page is public, and I don't think they'd put anything too personal on a forum.

I'm pretty comfortable keeping the profile page open for all, but thank you for the information.

  
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Re: How to make the Profile button visible for Guests
Reply #13 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:08am
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it's cool as long as you and your members are aware of the risk  Smiley
  

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