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    Quick question

    I apologise if the answer if obvious to everyone except me - but why is the hexus forums member list disabled?
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    Privacy reasons, I think. Mods and admins can see it, iirc. Same with members online list at the forum index.

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    Privacy? I thought invisible mode was for that!

    I like looking at stuff like the members list, lol.

    At the site I'm a mod for, everybody can see them, but mods can see those who are "invisible" also.
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    No, not privacy. It's to prevent the server from being killed by one or two requests for that page. Think about it - over 2000 members, and the server has to do processing on that number - things'd get quite intense in that machine.

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    i dont think it'd take much processing power to bring the list up - granted it depends on the database setup but its hardly a big task for the sort of servers hexus probably run
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    Hmm, it seems it is indeed due to privacy concerns. Though you can still go through people's profiles, so I don't see how it helps.

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...150#post109496

    Apologies, though. I could have sworn I read somewhere here that it was to stop the server from receiving additional stress.

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