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Jeln (New Admin) 7/1/2008 5:30 PM EST : Most Recent Activity

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Fingers of Fury!

It seem the most recent discussion on this I can find was over two years ago.  Surely there must be a way to disable the most recent activity section on the forums.  What is point of password protected forums if everyone and his dog can read them?

We have public forums, member forums, IC forums, and Allied GL forum.  Must we make four separate sets of forums and make them available by rank?  This makes no sense what-so-ever.
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Everdark (MVP) 7/1/2008 6:11 PM EST : RE: Most Recent Activity
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Most Recent is not visible to anyone. Only those that can normally view a Forum, or have successfully entered the password for protected forums, will see an entry in the Most Recent box related to those forums. To see this for yourself, create a dummy account and look at it. I've tested this out a while back.

GP is set up with 3+2 member ranks. Normally you will not use Rank 5 as anything but site administrator, and Rank 1 is for Public, which is why you really only have 3 ranks for members. If you need more, you can always create another website to discuss your high level conversations. Or utilize passworded forums.

With that said though, it would be nice to have more ranks per website, say maybe 10 or so, and especially the ability for the Site Creator to have a special rank or privilege that gives only that person the abilty to delete the site, so Rank 5 (or higher with more ranks available) wouldn't be wasted on just that one person.

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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Jeln (New Admin) 7/2/2008 6:12 PM EST : RE: Most Recent Activity

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Fingers of Fury!

Tnx for the comment.  I understand what you describe, and expected this functionality, however it wasn't the reality when I create a dummy account with the lowest possible rank.  When I click on Forums with the dummy account, indeed I only see forums I should however I also saw the recent activity for all members and all posts for all forums including those I could not access directly.

It is good to know the functions are intended to work as expected.  I'll try again on a machine that has no history or cache of a previous admin account with a similar name and see how it goes.

I'm encouraged 
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Everdark (MVP) 7/3/2008 1:03 AM EST : RE: Most Recent Activity
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One thing I left out that you should keep in mind. If you are using passworded Forums and have entered the password correctly on that machine, that forum will be unlocked on that computer, regardless of account you have logged in. Granted, the Rank of the forum will kick in, so if your dummy account isn't of sufficient rank, you will still not be able to see it.

In my tests prior, any forum above my dummy account rank was not shown in Most Recent. Are you saying you can now see high ranked posts in that box?

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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