The combined flair started to display in this week site icons from hidden accounts. For example, this is my current flair:

combined flair

The freehand red circle shows a hidden community that you can't see in my Stack Exchange profile.

This issue looks to me as a privacy issue. Being associated with a SciFi community or Arqade is not a bad thing for my serious work-only profile, but it could be indeed an issue for people trying to hide association with a religious community due to the dark times that we are living on.

I know that this question is similar to this one, but I'm posting this as a suggestion of Adam Lear

  • You mean that hidden communities did not show up in the network flair? I was under the impression that in such case there would be a status-completed tag but there is none. (and bug report asking to fix something vs. feature request asking to add the same thing are the same as long as there is no response from the team.) Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 13:28
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    OK, not sure what's going on, so I've retracted my close vote. Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 13:38
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    Not marking as [status-completed] at your request because there was another bug that involved showing reputation/icons from all sites rather than just the ones with 200+ reputation. You have < 200 rep on SciFi, so fixing that also removed the icon from your flair. As far as I recall from the code (and I'm reasonably certain, since I fixed the rep threshold issue), the hidden sites are still not considered at all. I'll make a note to take a look at that next week.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 6:49

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It is fixed now.

combined flair

Thanks to Adam Lear for digging into this bug.

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    I just pushed the change to exclude hidden communities from the network flair. Live in production now, though there may be some caching involved before existing flairs can regenerate.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 18:07

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