If you open a private profile, you cannot see any information except Age, Gender, Avatar, Mood, Xper level, MHO count and percentage.
We cannot see the total xper count and it is good as someone can stalk us and conclude that we are still using the site by noting the increase in xper points day by day.
BUT!! If we hover our mouse on their username, we can see this in pop-up menu.
This should be hidden.
- Yes, it should be hidden. It is unfair and probably a bug or mistake. 38.media.tumblr.com/...m9wdvgiN281rrk7c1o1_400.gifVote A
- No, I love to stalk. https://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2011/05/lurker.gifVote B
- Hey, Ex! <3 I wanna come to your place to teach you Human Rights ;)Vote C
Most Helpful Girl
I am always a big advocate for sites like this to incorporate better security. Here's another glitch/problem just like the one you mentioned:
Let's say I joined GaG and held off from asking questions. Finally when I do, I go anonymous and post a question asking for help because I enjoy giving goats blowjobs. Suddenly my Question count is 1, but no where can you see it on my profile because it was Anonymous. So if someone was REALLY stalking, they could tell that a mysterious question about goat blowjobs made by a woman between the age of 36-45 could have been me. (And no, don't bother doing a search for "goat blowjob questions".) The site should discount that question from my profile, letting the public think I've asked no questions at all if that was my only question ever.
There are so many things I wish GaG would tweak and give us more options to keep private. For example, have the option to show Questions or Opinion. Or have the option to show your feed publicly. Allow the person to upload more photos, and if they choose to keep them only visible to certain people, so be it. There should be "profile private" whereby your profile is hidden as much as possible, or you can somewhat hide it by allowing some people to follow to also have access to your profile.
This site did a favour in making sure people can't send private messages unless you're Xper 2 because they know there's a possibility of sock accounts and trolling, and people who could use that to harass someone. So if they're thinking ahead, why not even further. The security on this site is not that great, I'm afraid. I have no ability to stop notifications, or block profiles to the point of blocking any comment I ever see from someone again. I caught one girl on here who I've blocked insulting me in a topic and though she was blocked I could still read it. It got removed (and no, not because I reported it because I actually didn't know you could if people talk about specific GaG members negatively) but the point is I saw it and I shouldn't have to be put in a position to read any nonsense from any user I've blocked. They were blocked for a reason. I should have some comfort to know that the person no longer even exists as far as I'm concerned. Eventually, if the person gets blocked by enough people, they will have realized that acting like an ass has consequences because eventually no one will be able to even see what they say to get responses, and the site will become boring and want to leave0
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Most Helpful Guy
Yeah that's a problem that needs to be fix. Being anonymous shouldn't give "hints" about who it can possibly be.0