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#1 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Every once in awhile I will look down at the online list of users and I will see a * next time my name, this means I am invisible to everyone and they cant see that I am online, I have no reason to hide, so I log out and log back in and im showing in the list.

 

I dont want to hide, but yet every couple of days I visit and look and there I am invisible again. I Do not log out of this forum, Maybe it is something to do with the GD app that changes this? as I do use it often when I cant browse the forums in a broswer


Edited by riven3d, Nov 12, 2014 - 2:52 pm.


#2 conj  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 1:11 pm

maybe you should just change your user name to Casper, and you can be a friendly ghost?


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#3 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 1:17 pm

thats not even funny at all if you knew my last name



#4 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 3:12 pm

When you are logging in do you see a button that you can check that asks if you want to be anonymous?



#5 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 3:51 pm

its always unchecked I dont use that feature, something is doing it as its not me



#6 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 5:53 pm

That * doesn't mean anonymous. I really don't know what it means - those asterisks started happening when we added the new app for the forum. I'll have to look into it and see what I can find.



#7 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 6:13 pm

When I view my profile when it's there it shows me as offline I login again and it has I'm online so I'm sure it is as I say

#8 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Ok right now with * next to my name my profile reads Offline Last Active Private

 

Edit:

 

logout and back in with the checkbox unchecked and my profile reads Online Last Active Today, 9:26 pm


Edited by riven3d, Nov 12, 2014 - 6:27 pm.


#9 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 14, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Looks like what is happening is that when the app (might just be Android version) checks for new notifications, it sets your account to be invisible, and since it checks every so often, even if you manually change it to not be invisible, the app will change it soon after.

Nothing I can do right now as the app is from Tapatalk and anyone who runs a similar IPBoard forum and uses a Tapatalk-created app is having the same issues, but at least we now know what the cause is.

#10 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 14, 2014 - 7:32 pm

So if you show as anonymous and you don't want to, you could try disabling notifications in the app and then log out and back in. No guarantee it'll work but you can try.

#11 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 14, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Will try it IF I ever can figure out how to log out of the app

#12 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 15, 2014 - 9:42 am

Looks like even turning off notifications doesn't help. I made myself un-anonymous and haven't even opened the app since and it shows me as anonymous, so we'll just have to deal with it until Tapatalk finds another way to do notifications without logging you in anonymously. I'm guessing if you completely uninstall the app your status would "stick" so that's an option too. We have a mobile version of the forum too which is another option if you don't want the app making you anonymous.

 

Luckily nothing should change as far as how you use the forum. We don't have any restrictions on anonymous users or anything like that so other than the status, there's no difference.





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