What is a "hidden" user?

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What is a "hidden" user?

Post by rantbot »

I don't see anywhere which tells what this is -

In total there are 275 users online :: 22 Registered, 1 Hidden and 252 Guests

Registered and guests are obvious enough, but what's hidden?
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Post by ChrisRLG »

someone who has the setting in thier UCP to hide thier being seen in the list of active members (sometimes called invisable).

When like that admins can still see them - BUT - in italics - in the list of active members at the bottom of the index page.
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Post by cybrid23 »

Someone has checked the box to be hidden while online.

As admin, you will see the username, regular users will not see the name
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Post by Red_X_ »

A user who has specified to keep him/her self private from the 'whos online' area. Mods and Admins can see the user.
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Post by rantbot »

OK, so it's a subset of registered user. Thanks.
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Post by KevC »

No, it's just an option to be visible or not.

Say you're an admin of a help forum and people bug you with PMs every time they spot you online, that would be a good one to be hidden on. :)
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