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Invisible Mode

Purely out of genuine curiosity and as a break from politics, I'd be interested to know why someone would choose to log in for hours every day but use " Invisibility Mode". Often, we seem to have 1 less members name shown than the "active users" figure indicates.

Frankly, I fail to see the usefulness of such a facility. If you don't wish others to know your're visiting the forum, why log on in the first place ? Is there some advantage to using "Invisibility mode" ? Am I missing something here ?

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Re: Invisible Mode

You’re assuming it’s deliberate, where does one go to turn that on or off?
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Re: Invisible Mode

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Youíre assuming itís deliberate, where does one go to turn that on or off?
"User Control Panel" - "Edit Options" first item on the page. I'm assuming nothing, merely asking a question

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Re: Invisible Mode

Thanks, found it and it’s not me!
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Thanks, found it and itís not me!
Not me either Tim

If science and technology ever invent an invisible mode for use in reality it could have a multitude of uses and advantages

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Re: Invisible Mode

It ain't me either
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"User Control Panel" - "Edit Options" first item on the page. I'm assuming nothing, merely asking a question

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My comment about assumption was because at that point I genuinely wondered if it was me, in which case I can assure you it wasnít deliberate! Is wasnít so everything is right with the world! (If only that was all it took)
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Re: Invisible Mode

T'aint me neither. I assume the default setting for a new user is "off", and if somebody deliberately turned it on they're not likely to tell us are they!
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Re: Invisible Mode

Not me either
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Re: Invisible Mode

I've never seen a use for it and it doesn't hide the user from the mods, we can clearly see when someone has logged on invisibly!
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I've never seen a use for it and it doesn't hide the user from the mods, we can clearly see when someone has logged on invisibly!

Do tell !!


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Do tell !!


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I can't really do that, can I?
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Not me either Tim

If science and technology ever invent an invisible mode for use in reality it could have a multitude of uses and advantages

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Re: Invisible Mode

Yes you can John
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Re: Invisible Mode

Not me, although I often get the feeling that I am sometimes.
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