Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

Hi NCs,

after a few months as the NC of www.creativeprofessionalsworldwide.com, a private network, yesterday night, I noticed something incredible I hadn't noticed so far:

- My network is set up  as private

- but, as a teaser to recruit new Members, I let some pages accessible to anyone,

- among which the homepage

- on my homepage, I put a "Members" box I selected from the "Features & Layouts" to make it more attractive and dynamic

- and I've got one tab called "Members" where you can find the Member's directory...

- that I set up as "private".

One of the asset of my network being the Members, having the Members Directory accessible to the Members only was a key feature.

So far, so good. Except that yesterday night, at the bottom right on the Members box on the homepage, I noticed a "View all members" button which was...clickable by any visitor!! Leading them to the full Members Directory where they could click on any Member and discover their profile, contact details etc. In one night, any visitor could have "stolen" my Members databasis!

 

Have you noticed that yourself? How did you solve it? For now, I've turned off the Members box and replaced it by a faked fixed image...Not a geek, so I made it my arty-crafty way!

 

Any help from Ning reps or clever/geek NCs will be very much appreciated :-)

 

Vanessa.

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • http://www.creativeprofessionalsworldwide.com/profiles/members

     

    This still shows all of your members...you can change the settings so that you have to be logged in to see this page.

    • Hi Tyler,

      The visitors can't see a tab with "Members Directory". So unless they're a little bit accustomed to urls and they type in the url you've written, they shouldn't see that page. Check it out on my main page. 

       

      No, I guess it's kind of a bug, which is surprising: for instance, with the events page, it doesn't happen. My main page being public, anyone can see the events. If you click on an event, you can arrive on the page of the event. However, since the page of my events are private, you can't RSVP etc. So in the case of the Members Directory, I would have expected to be able to click on "view all", arrive on the Members Directory but not be able to click on each Member and see his/her whole profile...

    • Hi Bon,

      other Members told me they noticed the same actually. And I'm surprised about your comment since when I sign out, I've always been able to only see what anyone outside the network could see. Whichis of great help to double-check your privacy etc. 

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Steve, this is also an enlightening discussion, from a year ago as well:
http://creators.ning.com/a…"
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Steve, if you read this discussion from start to finish:
http://creators.ning.com/announcements-fro…"
2 hours ago
steve replied to Aubrey Williams's discussion How to get networking members interacting with each other?
"Blimey thats a bit of a "How long is a piece of string" question is that Aubrey.. Depends what you…"
2 hours ago
steve replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I think it was here i got my information from, this is an update and you will see from the heading…"
3 hours ago
steve replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Fear is a terrible thing Terry, specially if you have a Ning 2 which may be close to renewal, a sto…"
3 hours ago
Terry Henderson replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Thanks - but don't worry about me - I can give as good as I get if I felt someone was trying to bul…"
4 hours ago
Terry Henderson replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I just looked up my old email - on 3/14/14 I got an email saying 3.0 Phase One was ready and my sit…"
5 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I believe you Terry- I have heard now and then of inconsistencies in Ning payment support (or non-s…"
5 hours ago
Solael replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Something does not sound right. But okay...your story is your story."
5 hours ago
mysticpagan replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I have been getting notifications in my email regarding this discussion and I just wanted to say it…"
5 hours ago
Terry Henderson replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"No - my account had not lapsed.  It was a month or two before it was due.  But my account had over…"
5 hours ago
soaringeagle replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"then why is it it only happened to you and everyone else has had no trouble renewing thier 2.0
mayb…"
5 hours ago
Donna Mac replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"This drama is ridiculous.  RI DIC U LOUS.  All this in-fighting amongst each other.  Thanks Ning."
6 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Terry, had you let your payment/renewal lapse or expire unpaid for a few weeks or more before you a…"
6 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"Allison/Crystal made it quite clear that Ning had dropped all migration deadlines for the time bein…"
6 hours ago
Terry Henderson replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I was on this thread before and started getting the new email - I tried my login and it worked - wh…"
6 hours ago
Terry Henderson replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"All I know is they contacted me and told my I HAD to upgrade to renew - I told them I didn't want t…"
6 hours ago
Solael replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"I am not supporting anyone here on this, however there are two sides to every story. No one will di…"
6 hours ago
Scott Bishop replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"I'm most exited about George H. Compton IV responsive design for N2. Works much better than N3 and…"
7 hours ago
soaringeagle replied to Allison Leahy's discussion Changes to Ning 3.0 Based on Your Feedback
"and to clarify you have a year to a year and 1/2 after stage 3 migration tools aree in place so far…"
7 hours ago
More…