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Hi all,

this is my very first post, so I'm a complete newbie. I have an urgent problem with Pinboard, which I need to get sorted asap as I have a huge university assignment due in tomorrow.

I need to be able to have a link in my Pinboard Profile which links back to my Blog (on Wordpress). I've set up my profile, including the link. I now have a "profile" link up next to "howto" etc. When setting up my profile, for Visibility I checked the box for "the entire internet" rather than the box for "only pinboard users".  My profile actually states:  "the entire internet can see this profile".

When I log out of Pinboard, I cannot see my profile. It must be visible, as we are supposed to be creating a public "Web presence", & the tutors who are marking our work must be able to see it without the use of passwords!  I have emailed Support with this question, but I'm not sure of the response time (or the time difference; I'm Tasmania, Australia).  I have just joined Pinboard, after trying to use Delicious & finding out how awful it is!  Clunky design, & terrible usability.  I hope I won't have to go back to Delicious!

Thanks in advance,
Michelle :)

Date: 2013-08-18 05:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blissfire
Hi there Michelle! =]

I'm having no problem viewing your bookmarks or your profile page, whether I'm logged in or not. (I'm assuming your pinboard acct name is the same as your dreamwidth.)

I'm viewing the page: http://pinboard.in/u:uphillfun/profile/public/

(However, when I try to click to your Wordpress, I get this:

http://uphillfun.wordpress.com/ is marked private by its owner. If you were invited to view this site, please log in below. Read more about privacy settings.)

Other than the Wordpress link, looks just fine from here. :)

Date: 2013-08-18 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blissfire
No worries! Happy to help if I can. =]

When I go to: http://pinboard.in/u:uphillfun
while logged in, I do see the link to your profile, next to your username and subscribe. When logged out, though, it's gone.

It doesn't look like there's a way back to your profile from your bookmarks without using the back button, unfortunately. At least not when logged out. Not that I can see. I've tried with my own account as well, which also has a fully public profile atm, and no luck.

I guess it's meant to be a sort of security/privacy feature of the site? Maybe your instructors would accept that if you made a notation to that effect?

I've marked my Blog at Wordpress as completely private for now, as it's still a complete mess with a lot of "test" posts. That's easily fixed when I'm ready. ;)

Ah, okay, good news, then!

Date: 2013-08-18 09:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blissfire
You're welcome! Though I could just as well be missing something, so if you do hear differently when you hear back from Pinboard, let me know!

And best of luck on your assignment =D


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