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sparkleseester 08-11-2012 08:10 PM

Make posts "members only"?
I am new here and I was wondering if there is a way to make posts and replies "private" or "members only"? I am wondering bc I am a member of a different mom site and when you Google my username, you can read every post and reply I've ever made on that site...and some things are private things I wouldn't want random acquaintances/nosy family members knowing! Please help!

Umm_Ibraheem 08-11-2012 08:18 PM

Re: Make posts "members only"?
I ran a few forums before (they've been closed for years) and a lot of the members requested this but once it was in place it killed the site. New members stopped joining and the old members stopped posting. Its a strange balance for a site owner to weigh the need for privacy and the SEO bringing in new members and after it killed not one but two of my forums if I ever decide to run another forum I wouldn't do it.

So if its really private I think DS has a "sensitive topics" sub forum you can subscribe to.

sparkleseester 08-11-2012 08:36 PM

Re: Make posts "members only"?
That makes sense, thank you!

KaleidoscopeEyes 08-11-2012 08:41 PM

Re: Make posts "members only"?
i have a different screen name on every website i go to

Hillargh 08-11-2012 08:47 PM

I think the only ones that aren't visible to nonmembers are in opt-in subforums like sensitive subjects.

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Umm_Ibraheem 08-11-2012 08:59 PM

Re: Make posts "members only"?

Originally Posted by KaleidoscopeEyes (Post 15532205)
i have a different screen name on every website i go to

Good idea!

Fishie Kisses 08-11-2012 09:29 PM

Re: Make posts "members only"?
if you have something more sensitive to discuss, you can request to join the sensitive subjects forum and that is NOT searchable...otherwise yes, it can be searched

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