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Who's on line showed a guest viewing members only.

Postby Not your average framer » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:56 am

How do guests happen to be viewing the members only section? I did not think this is supposed to be possible!
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Re: Who's on line showed a guest viewing members only.

Postby David McCormack » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:14 am

Maybe this chap is a forum member? :giggle:

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Re: Who's on line showed a guest viewing members only.

Postby John » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:06 pm

The information in Who's Online isn't always strictly accurate from the human standpoint, but does make a kind of sense within the forum software.

When a guest clicks an external link to a topic in the Members Only area he is taken there immediately and Who's Online reports that that's where he is, however the guest doesn't see it that way. What happens is that as the guest casually saunters through the Members Only foyer they are asked to sign in at reception before being allowed to proceed any further. So the guest only gets to see the login screen until such time that he can verify that he is a member.

Rest easy, Not Your Average Framer, there is no way that guests can actually read the contents of the Member's area.

(To verify this for yourself, save a link to a private topic and log out before attempting to use it to reload the page.)
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