Sorry to make a new thread off of this, but I could not find where it was that members had last talked to @Moderator_1 about this topic so I could follow up with a question. Has there been any further discussion about whether this feature would be disabled? I understand it was an unintended “buy in” from when we had the software converted to Discourse.
Recently there have been more members opting to utilize this feature. In theory I understand it since there are occasionally unwell people who are beyond the pale and use access to public profiles to harass members. However, I’m noticing that there are a few members with profiles hidden who routinely post contentious things or are trolling; it’d be easier to identify these trolls if their posting history wasn’t hidden.
Is there any sort of middle ground here? Something that protects users from people combing their profiles to dox them, but also protects regular members from wasting their time with thoughtful replies only to see the OP is a troll and/or bad actor?