When I start typing to add my friends in Trello, I see all these people I don't know! What's up with that? Are you showing my boards to the public?

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We don't let you see other people's boards unless they've been explicitly shared with you or made public.

We do let anyone invite you, or you invite anyone, to a board, in the same way you can invite anyone to link to you on a social network like Facebook or LinkedIn.

For instance, you can see me, but not anything about me because we're not in the same organization and don't have any shared boards.



We have posted an FAQ on privacy and security.


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    Can you make it clear that you're part of the Trello development team when you answer your questions. Just so everything's above board according to the FAQ
    – ChrisF
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 16:44
  • Sure! Can you give me an example of how others have done this gracefully? Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 17:11
  • Just stating that you're one of the developers both in your profile and in the answer should do it.
    – ChrisF
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 19:06
  • @RichArmstrong, does the Trello Development board also count as a shared board that allows people to see your details?
    – Itamar
    Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 8:41
  • I'm not sure what you mean. Can you clarify? Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 13:49

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