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Jack

Hi there DEV, I discovered this site last night by clicking through some Twitter accounts from a Retweet. Left the tab open overnight and phew, I remembered to join!

I'm a 28-year-old full-stack web developer with a focus on Laravel and WordPress projects. Mental health awareness and politics are incredibly important to me. Hobbies include games, comic books, all the usual nerdy stuff.

Played around with my settings (Pink theme anyone? 😍) and this place has such a cozy feel to it. I'm excited to be here and start contributing!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

Welcome Jack to Dev.to!

There was a recent discussion going on about a Vacation mode. I was making the case could be good for the mental health of users.

Give Users the Ability to Temporarily Hide Their Accounts (Vacation Mode) #3252

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

Users occasionally want the ability to temporarily hide / deactivate their account so that they're able to keep their content and history on DEV but if need be can take a break due to work/other online commitments.

Describe the solution you'd like

Perhaps a user could turn on "vacation" mode so that their account is out of view. During this mode:

  • the user wouldn't be able to comment/use reactions/write posts/make listings/message over Connect (maybe other actions?)

  • their writing, profile, and comments wouldn't be visible. (anything that would identifying activity)

  • they could still be logged in to view their feed, add items to their reading list,change things about their profile while it's out of view, etc.

  • notifications would still be controlled under their own setting

Describe alternatives you've considered I considered a similar idea to the above where the user would have to completely be logged out during their vacation.

Additional context Right now, when users have to delete their presence on the site for whatever reason, they can't get it back. They must create a fresh account.

Some say its pink I say its more of a salmon colour.