Michael MD
 Sydney, AU 
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(could be theme-related but... and its currently the default theme here anyway)



When looking at an incoming connection request, where is the link to their public profile
(to see it on their site)
?

the only link I see there is a local one

The reason for posting this is this;

I just received a connection request
(from a diaspora site but for this it probably doesn't really matter which network it comes from)

Their profile nick had a gambling-related word in it so wanted to check just in case it could be spam.

The local profile view was only blank.

I ended up having to retype it to go to their site .. (annoying)

When I went to look at their remote profile their site
displayed a message saying that the account had been deleted.
( "their site" just meaning the site they use - it was a public server)

An account being deleted so soon after making connection requests could also be a hint that it could have been a spammy connection request!

so worth checking and whether or not that connection request was actually spam finding out that it was a deleted account is good too
(to avoid approving a connection to something that doesn't exist!)


of course Its good to have the local link there too

so why not have both?
Mike Macgirvin
  last edited: Fri, 04 May 2018 09:13:03 +1000  
The chanview app (which is called when you click a profile link from the directory or from your connections) presents a local page just so that there's a connect button on the page. You won't get a connect button on most other networks, and if you do it will go through a convoluted series of steps to figure out who you are instead of just adding them.

Anyway at the top of this page is a link to the remote profile. Click that.
Michael MD
  
ok thanks

I guess didn't think to look closely enough for the link there!
I only noticed that there were no profile details or related information in the content area on that page and too quickly went back to the view displaying the connection request.

I probably just assumed too much that the link would be in the same view as the connection request.

In a way it actually is there too
just not in the form of separate clickable link.

I saw it when hovering over the avatar,
but clicking on it went to the chanview, which I had already briefly seen by clicking on another nearby link - but even the second time I probably just didn't look closely enough at the chanview  :-)