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Post by Gram on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:05 pm

I notice that some ASOF subscribers do not display their age.

This is despite the fact that entering one's date of birth in the Profile appears to be mandatory.

I am not paranoid about such things, but should the date of birth entry be optional?

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:09 am

If you are worried, any date works. up!

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by -mojo- on Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:21 am

Why would anyone choose to reveal their ~actual~ date of birth here, or on any publicly visible forum? As above, any date works.
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Post by pablo on Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:36 pm

Maybe Admin could explain as presumably when they drew up the profile they thought it was necessary or at least helpful?
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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by oldfred on Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24 pm

I think it's great to have multiple birthdays, one special one for the family and others for different social media sites wave
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:08 pm

pablo wrote:Maybe Admin could explain as presumably when they drew up the profile they thought it was necessary or at least helpful?

Each member previously received a Birthday Greeting on their birth date. This was cancelled in Sept 2014. 

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t12007-latest-changes-to-forum

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Post by Nuevo on Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:06 pm

what exactly is wrong with saying your age scratch headhugegrins think most forums do this dont they ?

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by Gram on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:30 pm

I must ask you, Mojo, how do you avoid displaying your age?

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Post by -mojo- on Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:08 pm

Gram wrote:I must ask you, Mojo, how do you avoid displaying your age?

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Only proper members - who currently own an A-S conversion - are allowed to display their age!
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Post by -mojo- on Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:13 pm

Actually, if you scroll to the top in the day and month selection boxes in your profile there is a "No choice" option, and if you choose that it doesn't display an age.

Dave - the reason I don't is that on its own it may appear harmless but, coupled with other things that you may reveal about yourself on the forum, that info could be very useful for identity theft.
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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by daisy mae on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:10 am

That is the reason I don`t put my age on, the less personal details on an open forum, the better some " funny characters out there " the same reason I don`t put my village on.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by CC on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:50 am

Come on you guys aren't you being rather paranoid!!

Lets get a few facts straight here:

Firstly, your actual "date of birth" is not shown, your age is!

Also, this info "Age" is only available to other registered members who need to be signed in & is not publicly viewable. If members want to pretend they are younger for whatever reason (even though I don't see the point) that's their choice....

 
I despair at comments here at times.... I'm 50yrs old & from Sheringham, North Norfolk so what.. Who even cares shrugg its a bit like the few members who whinged about showing the "year of their vehicle" in the side profile scratch head Why these fields are mandatory & not voluntary is because it "helps" forum members, but also goes some way to adding a bit of extra security to help stop spammers and non genuine members registering on the forum.

All, we ask is model of vehicle, vehicle age, member age, & approx location its really not a biggie rolleyes


Just to make it perfectly clear the only info held by ASOF (Admin access only) is members email addresses & NO MORE!

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Post by -mojo- on Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:56 pm

Cruising Comet wrote:Come on you guys aren't you being rather paranoid!!

Not really - I'm on loads of forums and, rather than having to investigate ~exactly~ what every forum does with the data, I just play safe and don't provide it!

I'm on several other forums where members get a "birthday cake" which every other member can see on their birthday. It's not hard to infer from that when the person's birthday is and, with their age, their DOB! When I join a forum I don't know if they are planning to do something like that or not.

To some it might appear paranoid, but I'm happy not to find out, one way or the other.
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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by daisy mae on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:03 pm

-mojo- wrote:
Cruising Comet wrote:Come on you guys aren't you being rather paranoid!!

Not really - I'm on loads of forums and, rather than having to investigate ~exactly~ what every forum does with the data, I just play safe and don't provide it!

I'm on several other forums where members get  a "birthday cake" which every other member can see on their birthday. It's not hard to infer from that when the person's birthday is and, with their age, their DOB! When I join a forum I don't know if they are planning to do something like that or not.

To some it might appear paranoid, but I'm happy not to find out, one way or the other.
I agree, not important in the main scheme of things to others whether I choose to or not, if you have ever been targeted from the internet, it makes you wary, so sorry guys nothing meant by it to  the members I prefer it the way it is thank you, NOT BECAUSE  MAKING OUT I AM YOUNGER, it is the age inside that matters.  allthumbz
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:48 pm

-mojo- wrote:Actually, if you scroll to the top in the day and month selection boxes in your profile there is a "No choice" option, and if you choose that it doesn't display an age.

Dave - the reason I don't is that on its own it may appear harmless but, coupled with other things that you may reveal about yourself on the forum, that info could be very useful for identity theft.

Tried that, system refuses to allow the edit, says " Must fill in the required fields" when you save.

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Post by CC on Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:46 pm

Can't beleive I'm reading such dribble. rolleyes

Ok, so now we have established your Age, (providing it's not fictitious of course) Along with your Motorhome model & year, let's just run off to Rio de Janeiro with this crucially useless information.... hugegrins 

Seriously I sometimes wonder why we even bother....  happyno

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:03 am

Cruising Comet wrote:Can't beleive I'm reading such dribble. rolleyes

Ok, so now we have established your Age, (providing it's not fictitious of course) Along with your Motorhome model & year, let's just run off to Rio de Janeiro with this crucially useless information.... hugegrins 

Seriously I sometimes wonder why we even bother....  happyno

Not sure if you are replying to me, but if so your tone is not appreciated.

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Post by Nain on Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:16 am

I think we need an emoticon for tongue in cheek!
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Post by CC on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:40 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:
Not sure if you are replying to me, but if so your tone is not appreciated.

No not aimed at you PLOUGHLIN gimmefive


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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:47 pm

That's OK then, cheers. up! all good

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Post by daisy mae on Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:47 pm

Then it is me then, I appreciate others views , that may not be mine but I reserve the right to say that is up to them, I would like the same respect back.

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Post by CC on Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:31 pm

I guess its aimed at the "silly comments" more than any individual... I'm not looking to fallout with anyone over it!

If members stop and think about what they are actually saying with regards data theft and the possibility of forums having an alterior motive and even suggesting harvesting of users details, this is actually quite offensive to those of us that run the forum and give our time & effort for free.

I'm not the best person at getting my point across, but any information displayed on this site by members is no different to any other forum shrugg

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Post by -mojo- on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:32 pm

Cruising Comet wrote:I guess its aimed at the "silly comments"

So - aimed at ME then! I don't mind...

In the main it's silly dribble, but if you look at some of the "spear phishing" work that's done (targeting mainly specific individuals in large companies as industrial espionage) it's amazing how persistent and inventive the attackers are. Fortunately I don't know anything useful, so they are unlikely to attack me...

I should add (because CC might think otherwise) that I don't suspect for a minute that the people that run ASOF would be abusing the info. The danger (if there is any) would be if that information "leaked" inadvertently to third parties.
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Post by roli on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:45 pm

Think this thread has gone on a bit,I know those of you who know me think I live on here and can resolve all sorts of problems but there are what we consider confidential  items that as CC has said that Admin alone has access to. Can we try and avoid getting into these arguments. Everyone has an opinion

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Post by Gram on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:57 pm

Who has altered the title of my thread!!

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