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written by amnesiac84 - 2016/05/25 19:05

Since this week the option to make your profile public has been disabled. We noticed an influx in fake accounts this year, creating profiles just to show links with or without a cloud of words. We suspect that bots create those accounts to be indexed by search engines and therefore create more credibility and visibility by those engines.

That's why the Board of Directors recently decided it would be good to see if the amount of fake accounts decreases when disabling the option for profile pages to be indexed. This will be in effect at least until the next General Assembly where the members of BeVolunteer are asked to vote on this topic.

Members who have their profiles public can keep their profiles public, as long as they don't change their profile to private. As soon as the status has been changed, it can not be turned back to a public profile.

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written by artep - 2 years ago (i)
I find that a good thing and like that you leave the already public profiles public for the time being. :-)
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written by billex123 - 2 years ago (i)
I am not sure what you mean by public and private profiles.?.
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private vs. public profile

written by Travel_man - 2 years ago (i)
@billex123: If you are not logged in, you can´t see a private Profile.

For example. Save the two links (your and my profile) and log out:
http://www.bewelcome.org/members/Travel_man
http://www.bewelcome.org/members/billex123

If you try to follow the safed links after logout, you will find, that only my profile is shown, That is because of your profile is private and my profile is public.
With other words: You need to be logged in to see a private profile.

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