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Distinguished Guru
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Message 1 of 14

CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

I nearly tripped up when registering Smiley Surprised

I didn't complete all the registration form (only the * sections).

It appears that some users have completed all the form.

They may not know this but there is a lot of personal info available (real name).

 

Can I suggest that if you are concerned then click

 

My Settings

Preferences

Privacy and change the default settings!

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neilmorgan
Expert
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Message 2 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

....or simply lie about your real name

Just out of interest can you see my email address in my profile? It's no secret but I have marked it as hidden simply to avoid spam
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Distinguished Guru
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Message 3 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Yes clicking on your id gives your e-mail address

 

edit

 

For your web site NOT e-mail

 

It shows

 

Public Statistics
NameI've blanked this
Locationas above
Personal Web PageHAD TO REMOVE THIS. Wouldn't let me post
Date Registered
I've blanked this
Date Last Visited
as above
Total Messages Postedas above
Total Tagsas above
Total Ratings Received
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neilmorgan
Expert
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Message 4 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

You had me worried for a moment

 

All that info is OK to display for me but the name should not generally show. People know who I am so I'm not personally bothered but I now know the full name of someone who probably ddn't want to share it.

 

What does concern me is that everyone knows everyone else's login id so that's 50% of the security. Other sites I use let me login with one thing, held my name privately and let the public see my screen name

 

I'd have replied earlier but this site is sooooooo ridiculously sloooowwwwwwww

BT, To learn how to make a fast web site just see mine

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Distinguished Guru
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Message 5 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Sorry about that!Man Surprised

 

I get an occasional slow response. Auto refresh would also help.

 

edit at 01:14

 

I've just sent an email to the mods raising this issue

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mr_chuck
Aspiring Contributor
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Message 6 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Thanks DS for sending the email. I was silly enough to think that it would be standard that your email would be protected or you would be advised that it would show, chalk that down as a lesson learned.Robot wink

Distinguished Guru
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Message 7 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Don't suppose you mind if I sell it on!Smiley Very Happy

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mr_chuck
Aspiring Contributor
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Message 8 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Only if you cut me in on it Robot wink

Distinguished Guru
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Message 9 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

okSmiley Happy

 

 

 

 

but others won't want that to happen to them. I could be anybody!

 

I just hope they realise and change there settings - (worm, can, open!).

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mr_chuck
Aspiring Contributor
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Message 10 of 14

Re: CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS!

Well it should show the same for myself as I have selected "No One" can view my profile but you do have the option to allow friends etc..

 

EDIT: I did it because I don't want DS giving/selling away my secrets Robot tongue