Notifications
Clear all

Prevent users from seeing activity posted in private/hidden forums

4 Posts
2 Users
0 Likes
1,666 Views
VeganOstomy
Posts: 112
Topic starter
(@veganostomy)
Estimable Member
Joined: 5 years ago

I found, what appears to be a bug or undesirable feature.

If you were to set a forum to "no access" that was previously given access to registered members, all of these posts will still be visible to user users through the activity feed in the profile. 

This means that any posts made in forums that are only available to a select group of users can be seen by everyone. 

Even when I change specific topics to private, the replies by those users will still be shown in the activity feed (to all other users). 

Ideally, the activity feed should hide any activities that are hidden to other members, much like how the "recent posts" widget hides posts made within private forums.

 

3 Replies
Robert
Posts: 9256
Admin
(@robert)
Support Team
Joined: 6 years ago

Hi VeganOstomy

If you were to set a forum to "no access" that was previously given access to registered members, all of these posts will still be visible to user users through the activity feed in the profile.

Thank you for letting us know, we'll check this and fix if this issue exists.

Even when I change specific topics to private, the replies by those users will still be shown in the activity feed (to all other users).

I think you do something wrong when you check private topics. The Private topics and posts are available for admins, moderators and for the topic/post topic creator (author). How you check it, are you sure you're not admin, mod or the author? Have you deleted cache before checking. There should not be such issue. We just tested and it works fine. Where can we see an example?

At the moment there are lots of private topics here on wpforo.com and I just checked the users Activities as guest and as a regular users, and I see all is ok, they don't see private content. I'm sure you're not right in this point.

 

Reply
VeganOstomy
Posts: 112
Topic starter
(@veganostomy)
Estimable Member
Joined: 5 years ago
Posted by: Robert

 

 

I think you do something wrong when you check private topics. The Private topics and posts are available for admins, moderators and for the topic/post topic creator (author). How you check it, are you sure you're not admin, mod or the author? Have you deleted cache before checking. There should not be such issue.

 

   

You are right about this - it was a caching issue for the private topics activity.

The other problem still shows up, even with the caching cleared, so that should be investigated.

Thanks!

Reply
Robert
Posts: 9256
Admin
(@robert)
Support Team
Joined: 6 years ago

Thank you VeganOstomy,

Sure, the issue related to private forum topics is already fixed and will be available with next version.

Reply
Share: