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Old 04-09-2009, 06:14 AM   #21
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Good job! I agree, whenever I take pictures of my dogs, I make sure the collar is hidden.

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:25 AM   #22
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Great points to remind us all to use caution! It is so easy to relax and let down your guard, especially on sites where you have fun and enjoy yourself, often chatting with the same people.

It is easy to forget that you really do not know the people you are interacting with. Plus, there are always the non members who are just on but not registered.

You mentioned a lot of potential places for hints and you are so right, there are lots more. But there is one very popular place that should be mentioned because many people personalize it - the signature area. I have seen several that have some personal information there. Using yours as an example, it hints that you are a male and born and raised in south Detroit.

We can never have enough reminders to be careful. Good job on a worthwhile thread topic.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:33 AM   #23
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Good job! I agree, whenever I take pictures of my dogs, I make sure the collar is hidden.

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Thanks for your input, Pugs

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Great points to remind us all to use caution! It is so easy to relax and let down your guard, especially on sites where you have fun and enjoy yourself, often chatting with the same people.

It is easy to forget that you really do not know the people you are interacting with. Plus, there are always the non members who are just on but not registered.

You mentioned a lot of potential places for hints and you are so right, there are lots more. But there is one very popular place that should be mentioned because many people personalize it - the signature area. I have seen several that have some personal information there. Using yours as an example, it hints that you are a male and born and raised in south Detroit.

We can never have enough reminders to be careful. Good job on a worthwhile thread topic.
Was that part about my siggy supposed to be ironic? (its the lyrics to "Don't stop Believing")

And thank you very much for posting
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:39 AM   #24
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I've noticed that some people post or have links to their Flickr, Photobucket, Polyvore, and other photo-sharing website accounts in their siggys- which isn't the problem...

The thing is, you have to be careful what is on those pictures. Even the littlest details like Street Names, a sign that says "Welcome to.... (town)", the Address and/or phone # on a pet's collar, a drawing that you made with your name signed in the corner, a license plate #, a picture of your webkinz with a photograph of your family in the background, a one-of-a-kind store that you live by, a birthday cake that says "Happy (age) Birthday!" ...

I could go on and on with tiny details that could help an online predator find out more about you, and they can easily piece those little things together... so please, we know that posting pictures of ourselves/ family/ friends is a big No-No, but remember those tiny little things that are in the background too...

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Rep! I agree! Before you put anything like that in your siggy,for example a Photobucket link,make sure that the pictures are safe to show.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:46 AM   #25
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So true! I see people linking their youtube accounts on here. Although youtube videos, and all of those other websites are fun to watch sometimes, you're putting yourself at risk. What if one of the newer unidentified members, happens to be a bad person, and they see your link? This wouldn't be very safe for you.

I think, that for the saftey of our users, they should never post any of these pictures, or information. WI should block out those type of links all together, for the homepage and such, because that's kind of getting a little out of hand. Maybe allow links to just the direct homepage of the website, not on anyone's account or something. Have a nice day, and I'll be sure to remember this awesome point!
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:50 AM   #26
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Great point! I am always afraid to post things on those kinds of sites, you never know what creep will be looking at them. I do have to say though you are a bit of a hypocrite, you siggy says where you were born and raised. LOL
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:45 AM   #27
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View Post Originally Posted by kateannec11
Great point! I am always afraid to post things on those kinds of sites, you never know what creep will be looking at them. I do have to say though you are a bit of a hypocrite, you siggy says where you were born and raised. LOL
Oh no! It also says that I'm a guy... LOL

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:31 PM   #28
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I agree. This is all very true information (: You never know what you could be giving away. Thanks for watching out for us.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #29
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Wow! Great points. I never thought about most of this! Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #30
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Thanks Franks (OMD it rhymes!) and Pegasusluvr
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