Questions tagged [hidden-communities]

Questions about hidden communities; communities for which your activities don't show up in your Communities and Top Network Posts sections of your profile.

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Hiding sites from the main StackExchange.com profile page?

Since the new profile functionality was added, it has been possible to hide a site from showing in your associated sites list on your profile on specific sites in the network. However, regardless of ...
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How do I hide my accounts on a specific Stack Exchange site?

Can I hide my accounts that I already participate in, for a specific site? For example, I'm in one where I don't want to make my accounts visible for others: Or is this not possible?
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Top posts taken from hidden communities

From Edit Profile & Settings, we have below information Hide Communities Choose which communities will appear in the Communities and Top Network Posts sections of your profile ...
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Hidden profiles are not hidden at all

I just tried out the relatively new ability to hide profiles on certain sites, and it turns out that it doesn't really hide anything at all since the hidden profile still has a link to my network ...
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Combined flair is showing hidden accounts

The combined flair started to display in this week site icons from hidden accounts. For example, this is my current flair: The freehand red circle shows a hidden community that you can't see in my ...
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Fix the misleading description of the “Hide Communities” feature

The new profile also introduced a feature that allows users to hide the connection between your accounts on different SE sites. The description of the feature is the following: Choose which ...
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Accounts (on the activity tab) links to network profile even if the community is hidden

We know that if a community is hidden, one can not see the "Network Profile" link except moderators. But I've found that one can still find "Network Profile" link from accounts link on activity tab. ...
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What is a “hidden account”?

In my profile I saw this: Accounts (48) - 1 hidden account as seen in this image: So, what is this "hidden account"? And how do I see it?
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What is the purpose of hiding communities if they are visible anyway?

My communities are visible to the Moderators and Stack Exchange employees, Its fine. But it says, "Other people may also be able to associate your presence on those communities with your public list ...
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Should hidden community user profiles pop up in a Google search?

From another question related to the use of the Google search engine in combination with Stack Exchange, I found the following. I have some accounts I solely use for flagging. Those profiles are set ...
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Why are my hidden communities visible under the 'top', 'reputation' and 'activity' tabs on the Network Profile page?

Recently, I've discovered that the communities that I have hidden are still visible under the 'top', 'reputation' and 'activity' tabs of my Network Profile. https://stackexchange.com/users/current?...
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Hiding a community on SE doesn't hide on Area 51

I've hidden my Earth Science community from the "regular" network profile. But whenever I go on Area 51, it says that I'm active in that community. Is there a workaround? Why does it not universally ...
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Hiding activities from hidden networks

I hid a couple of Stack Exchange networks from my network profile, yet the activities I have done in those hidden networks (answering questions, gaining badges, meta) are still showing up. I would ...
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Profile is still counting a hidden community that no longer exists

I had a profile on a private beta site a while back that I listed under my Hidden Communities so it wouldn't show up on my profile on other sites. The private beta was closed, but my profile is still ...
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Hidden communities sort order

In the user profile page visible communities sorted by earned reputation. For hidden communities sort order is differs. As far as I see they sorted by hiding time (oldest is first): More over ...
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Would it be useful to remove hidden communities from the combined flair?

The new profile page has the wonderful new function to hide communities. But, as I can see, they are removed only from the new profiles — not from the site profiles still using the old profile ...
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How do I hide a community from my network profile? [duplicate]

I want to hide an account from my network profile. I would like to reference my Stack Exchange profile in a professional setting. I do not want one of my accounts publically displayed for employers ...
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Hidden Communities indicated despite the account being deleted [duplicate]

I have just noticed on my Chemistry (and other) profiles that it is stated that I have '1 hidden community' (as shown below): This was true, until I had m membership at that site deleted a little ...
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Why is the hide communities tab not visible on the Network Profile?

I wanted to make a community visible again and my first idea was to go the network profile to do it, but found there no option or tab to do so. After seeing this answer, I then went to some account ...