Right now, our site shows a user's email address if any user:
a) Searches for any terms in our forum (it will list all forum topics that apply, and show the user's email address user "Author")
b) "Watches Topic," and then a new post in that topic appears (for instance, if I watch a topic, when a new post is made I receive an email notification that includes the post author's email address).
I can turn off the ability to Watch Topic (b above), but I haven't solved the Search concern (a).
Anybody have a quick solution to put in place, in the Admin interface, while we develop a better long-term plan?
Can we turn Search functionality off?
Can we hide "Author" from the search results list?