your comment got me searching and I found this posting. Seems to be the same problem. http://openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=279978
From an end user point of view I would question...
1. Do I need the privacy setting; i.e what does it solve for me. If the reply is Huhhh?,
2. Why is it there? Is it realy this that messes up an international software toolkit?
3. Why can't it be turned of from the forum parameter page, because nobody would ever think of going to the kernel to change this, if that's the solution to the problem. I hope to find out tomorrow.