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how is this posted on google when I posted here

Old 05-26-2011, 05:21 PM
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OMG! I just googled my screen name and no big deal about the comments but it show my location, going to remove it. thanks for the information.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:27 PM
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I'm curious if anyone has had a problem from info gathered from this board being used to hack into their accounts or have had any harm come to them? As several posters noted most of this info is in the public domain anyway. Am I missing something?
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:35 PM
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I have been on here for a long time and have never had any problems.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:56 PM
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The first time I spotted this site was when I was using Google to find info about something quilt-related. I was thrilled at the time. That's what Google is all about - finding what you're interested in wherever it might occur on the Internet.

The Internet is not a good place to post anything you don't want to share with the whole world. I much prefer a very open site like this to something like Facebook which gives the illusion of privacy. All you have to do is read Failbook to see just how un-private that might be.

My only issue about this site is that I can't delete something I may have typed in error or a double post. I don't know what causes all the double posts, but there's usually at least one for every 3-4 pages. Why not add a "delete" button for the poster to manage these things?
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
I'm curious if anyone has had a problem from info gathered from this board being used to hack into their accounts or have had any harm come to them? As several posters noted most of this info is in the public domain anyway. Am I missing something?
Nope.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Up North
If I have your address I could go to google earth and zoom in on your house!! I did with my sons in Ohio and my girlfriends there is a squirrel on the phone line in the back!!
I have done this when I sent a package and UPS tracking says left at back door. I Google Earth the address, if it is way out in the country I stop worrying.

I google my last name, it is unique in that everyone in the US with that last name is a relative. Very interesting to see what everyone is up to.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ptquilts
I google my last name, it is unique in that everyone in the US with that last name is a relative. Very interesting to see what everyone is up to.
Googling my (petite blonde) sister's name comes up with a giant black transvestite porn star. True story.

Just wanted to pass on a laugh this morning.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:55 AM
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It comes up on any search engine. I use Ixquick and often see post from the QB.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Lori S
Thats how I found this board , I was searching one day for something ... and just stumbled in.
Ditto.

I am not a techie genius, but I know that if you are on the internet in any way, shape, or form then your are in WORLD! That's just the way it is. I have almost given up on trying to keep anything private, because frankly, if someone wants that badly to find out about me, they can and will, no matter what I do! I figure I am a pretty boring gal, so generally I won't be bothered. That being said, we all need to be smart about what we share about family, financial info, etc.

Several years ago, my checking account was wiped out because my debit card was compromised at a gas station. Hundreds of people were all targeted at the same time, so there was a local investigation, etc. Other than not using credit or debit cards at all, I don't see how I could have prevented that.

I don't believe in throwing caution to the wind, but I also am not going to live in a fearful bubble. If posting to this board puts me available publicly - so be it. With all the millions of people posting stuff every day to the WWW my chances of being singled out and taken advantage of are probably pretty slim. I hope...
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
I just searched for my name on google and 3 pages of just my name, nothing referencing this Forum. Then I googled Stitchnripper and those posts related to this board come up. I figure so much is out there in the "public domain" that as long as my financial info is private then I'm probably okay.
In some cases you bank is subject to hacking if you buy over the WWW. I lost everything in my account and savings. Because i didnot buy over a "secure" web site.. Bank told me that..
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