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[SOLVED] Strange occurrence when replying to a thread

jacobi

Active member
May 22, 2013
58
When I was replying to a thread posted in the Trigonometry sub-forum, I saw this:
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Is this a bug, or was the other user invisible?
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,735
Yes, at that time there was an invisible user there. :D
 

Rido12

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Jul 18, 2013
715
That must have been me...(Giggle)
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,183
Yes, at that time there was an invisible user there. :D
So, does invisible really mean invisible? Should the user count not include invisible users?
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,735
So, does invisible really mean invisible? Should the user count not include invisible users?
I would agree that ideally the user count viewing a thread shown to a user would only include those visible to that user.

However, vBulletin is designed such that invisible users are included in the "Who's Online", "Total members that have visited the forum in the last 24 hours" and "There are currently x users browsing this thread" counts. For invisible users, only their names are hidden from users without permission to see invisible users.

Perhaps the term "invisible" should be changed to "masked." :D