#2819 NORM Trial-3: need way to make a non-sharable activity

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 11:27:01 EDT 2007

This is actually handled implicitly.  Activities will only be visible
to those who are within scope or explicitly invited, so no one will be
able to see activities I've started unless I explicitly allow them to.
 Essentially, they are invisible until they 'go-visible.'  There are
of course ways to start activities such that they are already visible
to some, or all others, but in a non-sharable activity that can't ever
happen anyway.

- Eben

On 8/17/07, Jameson Chema Quinn <jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu> wrote:
> Pardon my ignorance, but here's another possible reason for wanting the icon
> and menu anyway: to decide whether the activity is hidden from others. I'm
> not sure if this function exists or is planned, but it seems to me a good
> idea: a user should be able to 'go invisible' when using a non-shared
> activity. (If they're in a classroom, the teacher could notice their absence
> from the visible neighborhood, but if they're at home they don't have to
> constantly tell the world what they're doing when. Small town gossip is a
> powerful force and some steps within reason to limit its scope are
> definitely good.)

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