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Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Admin on Sun Dec 05 2010, 11:09

This forum is open to the public which means that anyone can pop in and read what we're writing. Likewise, search engines such as google etc can also find anything written here.

Please don't use your real name in this forum and don't share personal information here unless you're comfortable with it being public.

Only members (people who have registered) can post in this forum and only members have access to useful information such as memberlist, search etc.

I'd love it if people could contribute to this forum. You don't need me to post a new story, you can go right ahead and post new stories yourselves. Just use the 'post new topic' button.


Last edited by Admin on Sun Dec 12 2010, 11:58; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : thought of something else)

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Admin on Sun Dec 05 2010, 11:12

In order to become a member, you have to register and your request will be sent to the Admin (that's me, Katiedot) for approval.

Registration is quick, free and doesn't require any personal information other than your email address.

Please remember that I work in another time zone and it may take a while for me to approve your registration.

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Ello on Sun Dec 05 2010, 23:28

Hello!
Wow, this is great Katie! santa Wishing much success for the Clooney open house in 2011 and beyond..

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Admin on Mon Dec 06 2010, 02:17

Thanks! And happy posting!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by melbert on Mon Dec 06 2010, 02:50

KatieDot - this is GREAT! Thanks for the invite! Wishing you the best of success!!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Katiedot on Mon Dec 06 2010, 09:17

Happy to see you too Melbert!

And sorry about the annoying ads at the top of the page. I'll see if I can get rid of them, but I think that's part of having a free hosted site.

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Merlin on Mon Dec 06 2010, 10:02

Hi Everyone...thanks for setting this up Katiedot...you've done a lot of work on it already...looks great!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Katiedot on Mon Dec 06 2010, 10:08

Hi Merlin

Lovely to see you here! Really hope you can add to this forum and find it a second home.

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Guest on Mon Dec 06 2010, 10:24

Hey Katie, well done, it looks great and I love your house rules! Wink

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Dexterdidit on Mon Dec 06 2010, 11:03

Hey Katie, you can never have too much Clooney. Great rules and I'm sure I will see some old faces and hopefully many new ones! Thanks.

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Lighterside on Mon Dec 06 2010, 13:51

Katie you did a fabulous job already! Thanks for doing this, I know you're busy with work so this is really great. We now have FOUR new homes...who'd have thought that New Kid, Caged and Em would give birth to quads! Hahaha

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Post by ManhattanMaven on Mon Dec 06 2010, 13:52

YAY...i think i finally figured out how to post!! cyclops

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Lighterside on Mon Dec 06 2010, 13:53

Go Maven! YAY!


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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Katiedot on Mon Dec 06 2010, 13:55

Yay Maven! Good work!!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by cindigirl on Mon Dec 06 2010, 16:54

Katie, thanks for the invite. Finally figured out what "user name" is - not my name but my sign in name.

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by CarraVogue on Mon Dec 06 2010, 17:11

Yay! I finally figured out how to get here. This is great Katie!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Casey on Mon Dec 06 2010, 17:44

Katie! This is great! Looks wonderful!

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Henway on Mon Dec 06 2010, 18:09

Maven if you can do it so can I. rendeer

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Merlin on Mon Dec 06 2010, 22:00

Ha ha....I was just going to put my birthday in my profile but not the year but it won't accept a user less than 100 years old Laughing

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by melbert on Mon Dec 06 2010, 22:58

I saw that too Merlin! Then when I did put in the year, on my first post it showed my age. Sure made me LOOK old!!! farao

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Katiedot on Tue Dec 07 2010, 02:16

Hahah! That may have been me playing around. I tried to set it so the age wouldn't show and then I set 100 thinking that was the max possible age - maybe it was the minimum?

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by ManhattanMaven on Tue Dec 07 2010, 03:16

ROFL...Katie that is SO FUNNY!! Most of us are "women of a certain age" so maybe we should just leave age out of it...LOL! Embarassed

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by Dexterdidit on Tue Dec 07 2010, 04:21

What some people will do for a telegram from the queen! Some days I feel 100 though.

cheers

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by sisieq on Tue Dec 07 2010, 04:30

Dexterdidit wrote:What some people will do for a telegram from the queen! Some days I feel 100 though.

cheers

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Re: Using this forum and privacy issues

Post by melbert on Tue Dec 07 2010, 13:24

Yes, they still do Sisieq. Willard Scott is fumbling over the names really bad though.

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Security and use of proxy servers

Post by Katiedot on Wed Mar 02 2011, 03:40

One of the most annoying things about the internet is that no one knows who anyone else really is. I take it on trust that we all are who we say we are and I don't allow anyone to have more than one username or pretend to be anyone else.

I do see that there is someone who's (not very successfully) trying to hide her ID by using a proxy server. I would warn that if you're using sites such as hidemyass.com to surf the net, then every single keystroke you make and every site you visit including passwords etc are accessible to the proxy site you're using.

Given the obviously close relationship between proxy hosts and phishers, spammers and the like, you'd have to be very careful who you would trust with that information because there's a good chance that it could be abused.

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