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what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« on: December 23, 2014, 05:31:18 pm »
i realised that when you google my username, my profile come up for anyone to see? is this a bug because i thought this site was supposed to be private.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 05:44:45 pm »
Uhmm, if I look for your nickname on google I don't see this forum... There are 4 pages with all other adresses, but not this one....
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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 06:34:38 pm »
Your username is literally the most public information on the entier forum. It is obvious it will be the first thing to leak out. But most of the contents of your profile should only be visible to registered users.
Please send me a message on the forum before contacting me over IM. For best results, also mention what you want to talk about, I am not much of a smalltalker.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 08:01:25 pm »
Do you use the same user name with anything google related? Do you use google on the same computer that you log on to this site? If your using the same computer, the cookies could be helping google find you. Google is the largest data mining company and they are open about it. They mine your data to enhance the search engine that makes google so effective.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 08:37:26 pm »
Your username is literally the most public information on the entier forum. It is obvious it will be the first thing to leak out. But most of the contents of your profile should only be visible to registered users.

Then again, it's not like it's hard to create an account.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 09:24:55 pm »
We do have some screening on members before they even get the most basic level of access, but I still reiterate the statement because 100% security is impossible.
Please send me a message on the forum before contacting me over IM. For best results, also mention what you want to talk about, I am not much of a smalltalker.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 01:26:26 am »
We do have some screening on members before they even get the most basic level of access, but I still reiterate the statement because 100% security is impossible.

100% security is something that not anyone can ever gurantee, anywhere.

Suggestion: you can change your profile name


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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 03:32:51 am »
When I googled jowjowgnome, it came back to websites for Malese Jow's feet. Do you need to tell us something? kidding

My guess is that the cookies on your computer used your user name here. Clear all the cookies & temp data & cache then re-google it.

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Re: what lvl of privacy does this site offer?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 09:56:53 am »
thanks for help folks!