Be Careful When Posting - page 2

by TheCommuter 8,901 Views | 42 Comments Senior Moderator

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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    I agree. It really scares me when people start posting email addresses.
    Why do you think I have 5 email addresses....
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    Quote from That Guy
    Why do you think I have 5 email addresses....
    Ah, but I seriously doubt that you'd post one like robert.a.sampson@hotmail.com ....right?

    <disclaimer: the above email is a fake. Any resemblance to a Robert A. Sampson, living or dead, is entirely a coincidence and is not the intention of this writer :P >
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    Quote from RNsRWe

    Ah, but I seriously doubt that you'd post one like robert.a.sampson@hotmail.com ....right?

    <disclaimer: the above email is a fake. Any resemblance to a Robert A. Sampson, living or dead, is entirely a coincidence and is not the intention of this writer :P >
    Hah! Poor Bobby Sampson is going to wake up to an inbox full of Viagra ads and Nigerian money scams.
    AngelicDarkness, RNsRWe, Jolie, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I post under the assumption that everyone already knows who I am: that is, I don't say anything here that I wouldn't own up to saying in real life. The strategy has worked pretty well online for the last 18 years...I find it makes life much easier that way, as well as keeps me out of trouble.
    Thats how I feel about Facebook too..Mine is private but even if someone could somehow see something I wouldn't care because I never post anything that I wouldn't say in real life.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I would also be especially careful if you are going to use an actual picture of yourself as your avatar.
    You mean that's NOT your cap!?!A few years ago I lived in a town that had an online newspaper. Anyone could post anything undera screen name. I picked a name that hadnothing to do with what I do or where I worked. One of my coworkers told me he spotted my post because it had tone and a clarity of style. I never posted there again.
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    Yeah, I decided to go with a real picture of myself despite the fact that I'm well known. I figure......meh........I've scared enough people to not have to worry about it.


    All kidding aside though, I find this new trend of using actual photos of yourself baffling. I was so surprised by it the first time I saw it, I was beside myself. I guess if you honestly don't plan on saying anything controversial no harm can come from it but..........."perception is reality".

    What I mean is, I can very easily see someone posting something they don't consider offensive or controversial but getting in trouble because someone else (a boss, a vindictive coworker) does. If your picture is right there then..........better hope cooler/more rational heads prevail when you do. Shot, I know nurses who scan Facebook hoping to catch someone else saying something so they can print the page and run to the manager with it.
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    Solution: More threads of people burned by stalkers, employers, and family members because of too-easily-identified posts on AN. (OK, OK, no more green font as a choice, and no more Comic Sans ... a pity ... I will miss being able to scan for me and Ruby please reconsider ... )
    TheCommuter likes this.
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    It's disappointing that one cannot remove their own posts here should they decide the post contains too much identifying information. If there is a way, I haven't discovered it yet.
    brandy1017, amoLucia, workingharder, and 1 other like this.
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    I am one who has recognized a co-worker via posted information that I'm certain s/he believed to be sufficiently vague. I have never acknowledged this to said co-worker, because I thoroughly enjoy reading his/her spin on topics, but I have shared the person's screen persona with others who are similarly amused by reading these questionable perceptions of "reality."

    Take home lesson: Don't turn yourself into entertainment for co-workers.
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    Quote from jt43
    It's disappointing that one cannot remove their own posts here should they decide the post contains too much identifying information. If there is a way, I haven't discovered it yet.
    Members with paid memberships may edit their posts at any time.

    Members with free memberships have approximately five minutes after the initial submission of the post to edit it. After this window of opportunity has elapsed, the member must visit the Help Desk and privately request for the post in question to be deleted. The link to the Help Desk can be located at the very bottom of every web page on these forums.


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