Split profile hiding and presence

Whilst this isn’t directly related to this plugin, the availability of this plugin raises the following:

You know it would be nice if these were two separate settings?

Plenty of users might want to expose their profile whilst not appearing to be present?

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Agreed, it might be nice to split them. Certainly #pr-welcome if someone would like to work on it.

Otherwise, I’ll see what I can do when we come to rewrite the plugin. It’s still on my list to do… just keeps getting pushed down by other tasks that pop up.

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There’s actually another problematic “feature” with the Hide my public profile and presence features profile setting which currently makes it (unintentionally, I believe) much harder to message someone who chooses that setting, since it removes the message button from user cards:

Mind there’s a separate setting for disabling messages, but this is being caused by the Hide my public profile and presence features one. I don’t think one wanting to hide profile and/or presence means necessarily that one doesn’t want to receive messages (as easily, that is). Anyway, sorry for bringing this off-topic.

Back on topic and, for what’s worth, we are using this plugin (which we :heart:) on a fairly active forum (~140 concurrent online) and look forward for some optimizations. I’m not a Rubyist, but happy to help in any other way I can (feedback, benchmarks, etc).

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