• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Hidden Users

Hawkeye10

Buttermilk Man
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
45,404
Reaction score
11,744
Location
Olympia Wa
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
I apologize here at the top if I am in the wrong forum.

Why so often do I see such as "6 members are using this forum" but I only see 5 names? Is there an option to be so hidden? Maybe mods are allowed to hide their activity?

Thank you in advance.
 

Lutherf

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
39,769
Reaction score
46,330
Location
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
VB does have an option available for users to set themselves to "invisible" but lots of time administrators don't enable that option for everyone. Being "invisible" allows an admin to get work done on the site without being blasted with constant PMs.
 

X Factor

Anti-Socialist
Dungeon Master
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 1, 2010
Messages
59,237
Reaction score
29,816
Location
El Paso Strong
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Conservative
I apologize here at the top if I am in the wrong forum.

Why so often do I see such as "6 members are using this forum" but I only see 5 names? Is there an option to be so hidden? Maybe mods are allowed to hide their activity?

Thank you in advance.

It's called invisible mode and it's not just mods that can do it. I think for members to have the option though, it takes a donation to the site.
 

Chomsky

Social Democrat
DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 28, 2015
Messages
55,782
Reaction score
42,993
Location
Third Coast
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
I apologize here at the top if I am in the wrong forum.

Why so often do I see such as "6 members are using this forum" but I only see 5 names? Is there an option to be so hidden? Maybe mods are allowed to hide their activity?

Thank you in advance.
You really should be posting this question in the CT section! ;)
 

Hawkeye10

Buttermilk Man
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
45,404
Reaction score
11,744
Location
Olympia Wa
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
It's called invisible mode and it's not just mods that can do it. I think for members to have the option though, it takes a donation to the site.

Ya, that sounds like how things work here.

Thanks
 

Kal'Stang

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
42,744
Reaction score
22,569
Location
Bonners Ferry ID USA
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
I apologize here at the top if I am in the wrong forum.

Why so often do I see such as "6 members are using this forum" but I only see 5 names? Is there an option to be so hidden? Maybe mods are allowed to hide their activity?

Thank you in advance.

It's called invisible mode and it's not just mods that can do it. I think for members to have the option though, it takes a donation to the site.

Invisible mode is available to everyone regardless of donation or not. It is accessible via your control panel under the general settings tab on left hand side of the screen. After you click on the general settings tab it should be right up at the top under the Login & Privacy section.
 

X Factor

Anti-Socialist
Dungeon Master
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 1, 2010
Messages
59,237
Reaction score
29,816
Location
El Paso Strong
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Conservative
Invisible mode is available to everyone regardless of donation or not. It is accessible via your control panel under the general settings tab on left hand side of the screen. After you click on the general settings tab it should be right up at the top under the Login & Privacy section.

Huh, you sure about that? I think there's been some discussion on this before and some don't have the option. It's been awhile though and I could be remembering wrong.
 

Kal'Stang

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
42,744
Reaction score
22,569
Location
Bonners Ferry ID USA
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Huh, you sure about that? I think there's been some discussion on this before and some don't have the option. It's been awhile though and I could be remembering wrong.

I looked through the donation page and saw nothing about it granting invisible mode. Donation page lists everything that donation members get extra due to their donations. So afaik it doesn't require a donation to use.
 

X Factor

Anti-Socialist
Dungeon Master
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 1, 2010
Messages
59,237
Reaction score
29,816
Location
El Paso Strong
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Conservative
I looked through the donation page and saw nothing about it granting invisible mode. Donation page lists everything that donation members get extra due to their donations. So afaik it doesn't require a donation to use.

Ah, I stand corrected. Thanks.
 
Top Bottom