This topic has been closed a bit too early imho, so here is another one. Mods might merge the threads or something…
In our Discourse-based community the discussion about user privacy came up as well, because all the fine-grained details about a users’s behaviour on the site can be checked out in the site’s users overview. This is unexpected for users, who have ticked the proposed “Hide my public profile and presences features” setting. Check it out at this very site:
The setting does exactly what it says to be honest:
It hides your profile from public view (admins, mods, and yourself can see it)
It stops the presence feature from showing when you’re typing in a topic
As far as stats go, someone could go count all the posts and likes you’ve made manually. I’m not certain what the privacy concern is here. If a user wants anonymity on a site for their actions, admins can turn on anonymous posting mode, which the user can enter so that activity isn’t associated.
I get what you’re saying. Fair enough for the posts and likes received. A little harder for the likes given, but still doable. “Topics viewed”, “Posts read” and “Days visited”: That can’t be known by anybody exterior to the site, and probably the privacy concern of the OP you’re searching for.
On the contrary, I find this unfortunate (having a private profile myself). I would be OK, and would love this to still work (we’re talking of “xxx is typing” you see when someone is writing a reply, correct ?)
Sure I think that is a reasonable feature request. If you’ve intentionally chosen to hide your your user profile via your user preferences, we could X out all the stats in the user directory. Not sure how much engineering work that’d be though.