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Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:15

OK so i was reading on a forum earlier about some guy campaigning for all websites such as this to be 100% anonymous, now i know some of our members here are anon but half of us half each other on FB we know other stuff like where we live our real names etc.. so what do you think about forums being anon? personally i think it's not a problem either way i have 3 members from here on facebook and i have no reason to regret it.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:20

Ok That guy is a douche, if people want to be Anon, they will be Anon, don't remove somebodies rights cause he probably got Trolled to high heaven.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:21

You should troll this kid http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/profile.php?id=734986036 Razz hahahahahaha
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:27

Only if you Troll this Guy http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734844481
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Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:29

Lol burnside community college, now thats a good school and like the profile pic the indentant is awsome!!!!
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Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:30

We Northerns have Good Schools, just bad streets.
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Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:31

and pretty much everything else, and are you saying northumberland street is bad?
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:34

Well most of the streets around me have an heavy influence of Chavs.
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Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:36

Same here but now we're OT like everyother thread in this forum.
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Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:40

yeah well technically were being on topic for Anti-Anon
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Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:41

That be true!
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:49

So yeah whats was this guys problem, and trying to destroy the Internet?
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by JPB18 on 2010-12-31, 20:53

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734986036#!/joaopedroborrego

You could also troll that dude ^^ XD


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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 20:54

Way ahead of you on trolling that account Razz
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 20:55

Ok I'm not a cuddly person, but i would't go on a crusade to destroy the know Internet.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Deoran Drages on 2010-12-31, 21:25

i think it all comes down to what people want to do, but there are people who simply give too much information
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by leewatson1 on 2010-12-31, 21:27

Like the three of us who just gave our facebooks haha
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2010-12-31, 21:35

Well considering I'm only 15, there not much they could do if i give them Info.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by rrps700 on 2011-01-01, 10:38

Forums should not be anon that defeats the point of conniving online with others who share a common interest.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Deoran Drages on 2011-01-01, 19:24

the whole problem is in the end, despite the fact that this is our little corner of the internet, its still a PUBLIC corner. Lemme tell you a story about why i had a problem with people giving too much info, and this is a true story.

A teacher at my school likes to post videos of himself talking about various subjects on Youtube, which is okay, but every single detail about his life is on his youtube and facebook accounts from his addrss to his kid's birhtdays. One day he posted a vid, in which he behaved quite serious but most students found hilarious, including me, A friend of mine, goes and links it to facebook, and other students start commenting on it.

This is facebook, where allot of people feel anonymous, or at the very least "the teacher cant find out what we said about him", But he did, guess why? Because he was "friends" with the guy who posted the link.

In the end, 5 students from various grades were suspended, and one them was in Year 12 and she was forbidden to go to her formal. You might thinks that's harsh but you wouldn't you see what she wrote.

This all happened because the teacher could not handle what was being said about HIS video, but let everyone know that is was HIS.

I know its not very relevent, but it does make me think twice about anonymity

In the end though, I reckon it should still be the choice of the person.

ahhhh i've finished my epically long... lecture...
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Galaxy-Scarface on 2011-01-01, 20:34

i prefer anon. my dad is pissed about some guy he read about on the news trying to sell his corvette, he posted a video of him going 190 in it on the freeway, then he got busted and is awaiting trial...

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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Jtull on 2011-01-02, 05:44

I dont think it should be anon however if you are on the internet be careful how you do things my rules are.


Never post your full name online in any situation.
Never post your birthdate if people could easily find out your full name
Never post your street or suburb online
If you have not met them in person or do not trust them restrict information they can see on facebook or other sites.


Those are my basic rules.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by A-BIack_Man on 2011-01-02, 13:44

well Deoran, a few people like that shouldnt make a lot of sites anonymous.

if someone wants to ruin their life by posting naked pictures of themselves, or being a complete douche to a teacher who (probably) didnt deserve it, i feel no sympathy for them. whether they can't get a job or they get suspended from school, its their own damn fault.

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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-02, 13:50

That and with a simple e-mail address, you can pretty much find out anything about anybody, so anonymity is really irrelevant.

@Jtull - I think you broke all your rules with me Smile


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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by leewatson1 on 2011-01-02, 14:20

Jtull wrote:I dont think it should be anon however if you are on the internet be careful how you do things my rules are.


Never post your full name online in any situation.
Never post your birthdate if people could easily find out your full name
Never post your street or suburb online
If you have not met them in person or do not trust them restrict information they can see on facebook or other sites.


Those are my basic rules.

Oh jutll i know you real name hahahahahaha and i know which city/town you live in so i could just access a local directory, or birth records.
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Jtull on 2011-01-02, 20:13

leewatson1 wrote:
Jtull wrote:I dont think it should be anon however if you are on the internet be careful how you do things my rules are.


Never post your full name online in any situation.
Never post your birthdate if people could easily find out your full name
Never post your street or suburb online
If you have not met them in person or do not trust them restrict information they can see on facebook or other sites.


Those are my basic rules.

Oh jutll i know you real name hahahahahaha and i know which city/town you live in so i could just access a local directory, or birth records.


hahaha actually none of you know my real name :p this is the beauty of my name no one can figure it out. oh by the way in new zealand you would need a fair amount of paperwork to find anyone's birth records.

Also I happen to know you guys rather well and I really doubt anyone has the time or effort to attempt to find me irl
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Deoran Drages on 2011-01-02, 20:23

A-BIack_Man wrote:well Deoran, a few people like that shouldnt make a lot of sites anonymous.

if someone wants to ruin their life by posting naked pictures of themselves, or being a complete douche to a teacher who (probably) didnt deserve it, i feel no sympathy for them. whether they can't get a job or they get suspended from school, its their own damn fault.

oh no the teacher was fine cause there wasn't any explicit content, it was just the way he acted, , it was students that got suspended

if i remember correctly someone here actually found... not my address but my city (before i put in my personal info) by tracking my IP after i challenged someone to do it... I think it was DJ
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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-02, 20:27

that is because DJ is a creepy internet stalker guy in the making
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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-02, 23:48

Jtull wrote:
leewatson1 wrote:
Jtull wrote:I dont think it should be anon however if you are on the internet be careful how you do things my rules are.


Never post your full name online in any situation.
Never post your birthdate if people could easily find out your full name
Never post your street or suburb online
If you have not met them in person or do not trust them restrict information they can see on facebook or other sites.


Those are my basic rules.

Oh jutll i know you real name hahahahahaha and i know which city/town you live in so i could just access a local directory, or birth records.


hahaha actually none of you know my real name :p this is the beauty of my name no one can figure it out. oh by the way in new zealand you would need a fair amount of paperwork to find anyone's birth records.

Also I happen to know you guys rather well and I really doubt anyone has the time or effort to attempt to find me irl

I do and have with others. Terra is my big example of that one

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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Vedic on 2011-01-03, 00:04

About 3 or 4 people now know my name and possibly place of residence and if i wasn't lazy they'd know what i look like.
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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-03, 01:44

well the thing is now everyone is on the internet you really do have to put alot of info online in the same place before it gets risky most people are not stalkers or rapists or anything like that but you need to be careful anyway.
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Post by Galaxy-Scarface on 2011-01-03, 20:10

@deoran: IP addresses can EASILY find your location, but it gives nothing else unless you actually contact the ISP(i think). if i was mod, i could find out the region where all of you live(unless you use a proxy) just by a tool the forum has.
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Post by Shemuel on 2011-01-03, 20:14

You can find out the region where people are without mod powers. Just it's only reliable to a country scale. Poor Earthdeath, living in a graveyard is tough.

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Re: Should forums be anonymous?

Post by Darkjedi on 2011-01-04, 01:24

LOL

Or, you could get your "friends" to click a link of an image on a server you created with some clever php code that dumps the ips of the visitors into a text file...

But that's evil...
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 01:38

Like I said, e-mail address is all you need

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Post by Darkjedi on 2011-01-04, 01:58

Jtull wrote:that is because DJ is a creepy internet stalker guy in the making
Razz

Nah, I've only looked up people for fun. Ok...maybe I stalked DW a little bit, but that's fun, right?

@ DW

True. But the trick is to get them to reply.


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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:00

I never send them an e-mail, I been able to find people and their locations among other things simply by searching up the e-mail address and cross-referencing it with others.

And it's not hard to stalk me, I don't exactly go anywhere. If I'm not in my bedroom, I'm in the kitchen or bathroom and if I'm not there, I'm at work

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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-04, 02:07

wow what a amazing life you lead
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:09

Yeah, I know

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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-04, 02:10

haha you are example to us all on how to live life to the fullest.
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Post by Darkjedi on 2011-01-04, 02:10

Hey, he's simple ok? LOL

Darkwing wrote:I never send them an e-mail, I been able to find people and their locations among other things simply by searching up the e-mail address and cross-referencing it with others.
Ah, the google warrior. :thumbsup:
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:11

Don't go make me feel depressed now, I get very few happy days now as it is, I don't need other people reminding me of how dull my life is. I'm adequate for the job

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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-04, 02:14

Im sorry I am in a sarcastic mood at the moment.
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Post by Philly Homer on 2011-01-04, 02:16

So I put my full name, date of birth, birthplace, street address, email, cell number, social security number, medical insurance, and pictures up on the internet. I'm good right?
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:19

Jtull wrote:Im sorry I am in a sarcastic mood at the moment.

Don't apologize, I'm always sarcastic, or pretty much always.

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Post by Jtull on 2011-01-04, 02:36

yea I know I just dont like offending people too much
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:38

Meh, there's not much left in me to offend anyways

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Post by Philly Homer on 2011-01-04, 02:40

Jtull wrote:yea I know I just dont like offending people too much

Fuck that. Speak your mind, and if someone doesn't like your opinion? Tell em to fuck off. No need to conform to what other people want for political correctness or wanting not to offend.
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:41

Yeah, not like common courtesy or manners mean anything

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-01-04, 02:42

Heh, like I said, I'm generally sarcastic Smile

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