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Re: List Privacy (was: OT: Diabetes)
At 3:09 PM +0200 6/5/08, Buzap Buzap wrote:
>Just one thing:
>You guys are aware that every little thing you write here is
>readable & searchable in Google, right?
>While I personally don't mind much about looping stuff, on personal
>matters I'm a bit more careful about privacy on the Internet.
Yeah, this point deserves a big +1, IMNSHO.
I've complained about this on multiple occasions, and it's the only
reason why I now hide behind a pseudonym rather than posting under my
And concerns like these are not necessarily unfounded. In the past,
I used to post using my real name here. Then, I took part in an OT
conversation which veered off toward a couple of mildly racy
subjects. Not long after, I was confronted with this by my ex-wife
(who had Google-stalked that conversation). She then used that same
LD thread to question/threaten my visitation rights with my son.
I didn't realize at the time that it was possible to pull up LD posts
via a simple Google search. More fool me; I figured that one out the
And, granted, not everybody's got a crazy ex- tracking their
movements, but it might be worth keeping in mind that this list is
currently open to the whole darn world.
>But that's my opinion, as long as you're aware of what youre doing -
>fine with me! :-)
As Buzap rightly pointed out, it's definitely at the poster's
discretion. But one ought to at least stay cognizant of the privacy
"bye-bye empire; empire, bye-bye"