Lets say I display 10 Recent Activities on Dashboard by default. I have a hidden staff forum that only I can see. On that staff forum I made 10 posts in a row with no members posting out in meantime. When members come back there will be no recent activities displayed to them because the 10 hidden posts I made on that staff forum members cannot read. Each one posted will bump a post off recent activities, but showing members nothing in place of it because they don't have permission to view the post.
I tried changing settings for the staff forum, such as not index posts in search, e.t.c. Thinking that might stop it happening then. But nothing does when changed for the forum.
End result, they see nothing listed on recent activities until something is posted they do have permission to read. If a member does not have permission to read or view a post, why does it bump a post off the list so 10 becomes 9 listed, and so on until nothing is listed. It makes it impossible to run a private forum some users cannot read, also makes things hard running a hidden staff forum. Because if either forum gets used a lot often, those that can't view those two forums (read the content) - they will constantly be having recent activities list being bumped down for them none stop
Maybe something like, don't display post in recent activities is needed as a new setting that can be used with some hidden/private forums you create that only certain groups can view. Just an idea?