Forum Privacy

Discussion in 'Announcements & Comments' started by iratollah, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. iratollah

    iratollah Active Member

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    On other forums where I post, member details are only visible after login. On this forum, member details are visible to anyone. Member information even appears on search engines.

    Are there any plans to improve privacy for membership here? Perhaps not all members care to publicly reveal their participation on a gun board.
     


  2. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Wow, never noticed that...good point to bring up.
     
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    There are numerous ways a user can mitigate what info is placed publicly on the forum as well as masking their identity. I really do not see the problem as it's completely in your own hands as to what info is put forth.
     
  4. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    If the general forums are open to search engines, the user's nick will be caught in the spidering of information.

    Closing off the profile area really won't stop anything from getting out, as most of us talk about ourselves / where we live, etc in the general forums.


    In my experience, it's either close the forum to all search engines, or don't even worry with it.


    If you want "privacy", the most extreme option is just not to join any forums. The next option is not to give any information you don't want seen on a search engine.
     
  5. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Member

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    You guy's should google your member names. You be surprise what you fine.:mad:
     
  6. carneyman

    carneyman Active Member

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    Google me and all you'll find are a bunch of Cross Canadian Ragweed references...
     
  7. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Member

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    Oh,O.K, I was wrong Eric.
     
  8. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Google mine and you find references to a demon that preys on travellers in Japanese mythology.

    It is also the name of the dog in my avatar{Hoji, best dog ever, 1999-2008}
     

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