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Member Directory Maintenance Completed

We successfully completed our maintenance work last night. Once again, here’s what we did:

Change #1: Enabling member-to-member profile sharing

Under privacy setting “Profile access / Show profile to others”, all members whose profiles were created prior to April 25, 2011 have now been set to “checked”. Since no profile information is shown to anyone unless this option is selected, our member directory was looking pretty empty until last night.

Screenshot privacy settings show profile checked
This change means that all of our members are now sharing their profile information with each other unless and until they opt out. For new profiles, this had already been the default since late April.

Change #2: Making basic profile information public

In addition to enabling member-to-member profile sharing, we also made certain basic profile information public:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Organization

Here’s how the new settings look when you log in:

Screenshot privacy settings edit profile

This change means that all members now show up in our public member directory, albeit with limited profile information. For new profiles, this is now the default.

How to update your privacy settings

We are committed to protecting your privacy. While we believe that last night’s changes add a lot of value to members and to IAP2 USA as an organization, we want to make sure you understand that you are in full control of your privacy settings and can reverse our changes if you wish. If you prefer not to share your basic profile information publicly or otherwise want to limit (or increase) the amount of profile information you share, simply do the following:

  1. Log into our website.
  2. In the left sidebar, click “view profile“.
  3. Select “privacy”.
  4. Click “Edit profile”.
  5. For each piece of profile information, select the desired level of sharing: anybody (this information will be available to the general public), members (this information will be available only to fellow IAP2 USA members) or no access (this information will not be shared).
  6. Click “save”.
  7. Head to the private (member-only) member directory to verify your settings.
  8. Log out.
  9. Head to the public member directory to verify your settings (only information that you want to share with “anyone” should show here).
  10. Lather, rinse, repeat if necessary until you’re happy with the results!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

  1. Lewis Michaelson
    November 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I tried accessing the comments on the membership directory comments, either to see them or make my own, and neither of the links worked. I tried clicking on Tim’s link at the top and was able to find my way here.

  2. Lewis Michaelson
    November 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    My other comment is “Hooray” that these updates to the Membership Directory have been accomplished. I hope everyone will take the time to review their settings and update their profile to make the directory as useful as it can be.

  3. Lewis Michaelson
    November 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    My bad! Turns out there was another step in the process, which is that I had to “confirm my subscription” before the links worked for me

  4. November 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks, Lewis. Glad you’re happy with these changes.

  5. November 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Forgot to add “click edit profile” to the update process.

    • Lewis Michaelson
      November 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      I just went in and modified by privacy settings. It was easy. Personally, I chose to share more with the public

  6. November 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Same here.

  7. November 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    This is a BIG step toward enhancing member networking – thanks Tim!

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