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SMF, hide members email address by default

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by ~kev~, Jul 26, 2008.

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    SMF shows members emails on their profiles by default. How do I disable this so the email is hidden from other members?

    In other words, when a member registers, the "Hide email address from public?" box should already have a check in it.

    And just "why" the SMF designers made the email address visible by default I do not know.
    SEMrush
     
    ~kev~, Jul 26, 2008 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Never mind, I found it.

    Regardless of what theme you are using, the changes have to be made in the default template.

    http://webhostingreality.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-hide-email-from-public-view-in.html


    It seems kinda silly that the SMF developers could not make this a default setting? Or at least provide a check box in the admin control panel. Its been almost 2 years since I have set up a SMF forum and I remember having this same problem back then, but I could not remember how I fixed it.

    I just wonder why the designers of SMF have not fixed this problem.
     
    ~kev~, Jul 26, 2008 IP
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    theblogger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this information, I myself was looking for this for 2-3 days now. I disabled profile view temporarily due to this. Thanks again
     
    theblogger, Aug 15, 2008 IP
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    N_F_S Active Member

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    nice one, thanks.
     
    N_F_S, Aug 23, 2008 IP