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 Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"I gotta say that is really a clear and helpful video, Soaring.
It's sure gonna help me a whole lot,…"
7 minutes ago
soaringeagle replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"i just made a vid introducing the ease as well as power of jr
u can edit the 1st post with the embed"
26 minutes ago
soaringeagle replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
""
27 minutes ago
Radhika Bista is now a member of Tips and advice.
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"High school was way better!"
3 hours ago
Writer Chick {Diane} replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"I feel like I'm back in high school again."
3 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Abhishek Satyam's discussion How's my Ning 3.0 Network Design?
"I liked my bits :-)"
6 hours ago
Abhishek Satyam replied to Abhishek Satyam's discussion How's my Ning 3.0 Network Design?
"Hi SP,
I can see, this module (search header) was developed by my cousin, I have given him referenc…"
8 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Abhishek Satyam's discussion How's my Ning 3.0 Network Design?
"Yeah, nice.
The design and functionality of your search drop down with the orange icon is almost ex…"
8 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"And i've just read the rest of this thread. Erm. Amusing. "
9 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"I migrated my Ning to BuddyPress, Curtis. The link has the details."
9 hours ago
John "JC" Colyer left a comment for John "JC" Colyer
"Is ning going out of business in 2015?"
11 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"You do yourself a real disservice posting your epic hate-filled ramblings.  I can't imagine anyone…"
11 hours ago
Curtis replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"Hello Jen-Long time no see! Good to see you following this!
This will be my last post in this parti…"
20 hours ago
Jen replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"=)"
23 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"True dat!"
23 hours ago
Jen replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"One thing for sure, this platform has brought out the best passion in many - - positive and negativ…"
23 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"Hey buddy, you asked a question, asked for responses.  I responded, trying to be helpful. That's no…"
23 hours ago
Curtis replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning to Jamroom - An Empowering Migration Path...
"Strummer I don't have the time to read more than the 1st sentences of your post- I didn't say I was…"
yesterday
Kos replied to Merri Dennis's discussion Code to duplicate Forum Page with Categories
"Sadly Ning has not released a way to customize this.  I'm sure it can be done but you may have to g…"
yesterday
More…