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Can't view profiles with new account

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Banahogg, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Banahogg

    Banahogg Member

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    I'm a long-time lurker on the forums but just created an account now that my delivery is approaching.

    While browsing, I tried to go to a profile for recent forum posts, I was given a "permission denied" message. I had to log out to be able to view the profile.

    Is this intentional? It seems odd that an account (even if newly-created) would have fewer permissions than browsing without being logged in.
     
  2. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    I agree that it is not fair that you have more permissions without being logged in. But it is correct that criteria are given for permissions. I would consider fair that permissions were given to TMC members according to their number of posts and their reputation points.
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Try now. I made a few settings changes. That access removed for new members as a stop gap measure to prevent a specific type of spam we were getting.
     
  4. Banahogg

    Banahogg Member

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    Still getting the same behavior even after logging out and logging back in.

    Interestingly, I don't seem to be able to access my own profile either.
     
  5. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    haha.. sorry, didn't save my changes. try again.
     
  6. Banahogg

    Banahogg Member

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    Working now. Thanks for the quick response!
     

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