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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by SusieRainbow, Feb 26, 2019.


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  1. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Moderator
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    May I request that we respect each others privacy here on the forum ?
    Many people post information on here that they don't share with family or friends and like to feel they have some anonymity.
    Please do not send e-mails to other members without discussion and agreement through personal messaging or in posts, this can feel quite invasive. E-mail addresses are confidential and should not be publicly available.
     
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  2. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    I must say if ever I am asked for an address etc of another member (obv Santa knows all this) then I ALWAYS check with the member concerned first to see if they are happy for me to give out the info. I think it's a good practice to get into.
     
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  3. Summercat

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    Can people aside from mods see our email addresses?
     
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    I think we all need to be very mindful of hackers! Sometimes I feel too much personal information is on offer. :eek:
     
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    I wanted to contact her but was unable to so left a message in the thread. I'd have emailed her if there was one showing. I didn't ask anyone else to and I wonder if maybe someone thought they were doing the right thing and overstepped the mark? Or maybe someone outside of the forums recognised enough to know who it was?

    Whatever the case I was looking to ask her about the kittens so I hope that's not caused something to happen.
     
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    It seems to be a recurring issue on the forum, a good reminder for folk to be super mindful of their privacy online. Hope she is ok, and that she comes back.
     
  7. SusieRainbow

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    As far as I'm aware email addresses are only visible to.mods, but [email protected] says, beware of hackers.
    I agree that we all need to be mindful of internet security when sharing personal information.
    The forum is public, whatever is written is there for all to see.
     
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    I think your message in the thread @Quartermass was fine. All she had to say was thanks but CP or whoever agreed to take them.
    I recall from earlier in the thread, that a neighbor worked for CP or one of the big rescue groups and she was going to get in touch with her.
     
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    Is this why the thread about Tabitha's kittens is no longer available? Gutted. I was so looking forward to seeing them develop and to hear whether the other household cats would allow Tabitha to stay. What a shame.
     
  10. SusieRainbow

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    I'm not aware of it happening before, what did I miss?
     
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    I'm pretty sure people's email addresses aren't available willy nilly.

    It would be interesting if it's found that it's this forum that was the culprit for this or somewhere else. People are quick to blame the most obvious, but I would have thought you need to be pretty adept to get someone's email address from here. Unless you're a mod.
     
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  12. Quartermass

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    Yes that is what happened just before the thread vanished.
     
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    I reported an incident some months ago


    It's often easy to find folk because of how much information people give online
     
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    It doesn't look like you've done anything wrong at all. I feel bad as I suggested that she may be looking for homes for her kittens, so I hope she didn't take offence.
     
  15. QOTN

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    I find this worrying. Most of us don't even have our real names on this forum, so how can an email address be discovered unless the member posts other information themselves? Some people are happy to advertise their websites etc so they are obviously traceable.
     
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    I don't think that really excuses unsolicited emails.

    Its unfortunate a member has left over it, I very much hope she comes back. She did a good thing and the forum can give her some good support as kittens grow
     
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  17. huckybuck

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    I wondered this as well - I have given a lot of info on the forum but I'm guessing no one would have a clue what my email address was unless I told them (aside from the mods obv)
     
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    Do you think anybody else could access email addresses exchanged in private messages? What about other private information?
     
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    Ah ok, I didn't see the last bit of the thread @Quartermass
     
  20. oliviarussian

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    You don’t think someone has PMd her and she’s mistaken the email notification as someone having her email address do you?
     
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