UPDATE: POLL HAS CLOSED AND USER PRESENCE HAS BEEN DISABLED GLOBALLY.
A few months ago we enabled user presence, which allows you to see who’s replying to the thread you have open.
We were recently made aware of an exploit where people can see who’s typing in threads where presence is disabled, which can be abused to angleshoot in forum games. I’ve determined that there’s no easy way to fix this bug without causing even more problems, so we have to make a decision: enable user presence everywhere, or disable it permanently?
The moderation team believes that enabling user presence could lead to angleshooting, but we acknowledge that it’s a feature that makes many people happy, and we don’t want to make a decision without the community’s input.
The following poll is anonymous to everyone except Chloe:
- Enable in every thread
- Disable in every thread
Information on the bug: