Big Brother MacRumors is watching you!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Ish, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Ish macrumors 68000

    Ish

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    Was just exploring the site and had a look at Quick Links. Decided to explore Who's Online and there we all are and even what we're doing—which forum we're looking at, whether we're replying to a thread etc. There was me—Viewing Who's Online! Feels a bit wierd!! :eek:
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I've never used that feature before, but I think it's funny that just now that I've looked at the list, there were several viewing "who's online". I wonder if that has anything to do with this thread? :D
     
  3. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I was viewing Who's Online because of the thread.... :D
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm OK about that one, as long as they can't see which websites I've got open in other tabs.

    They can't, can they? :D
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I was thinking the same think. That would be scary.

    Your new 'tar is so postmodern floriflee! :D
     
  6. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    we are all theoretically trackable wherever we are on the internet aren't we? I always thought that this was the case anyway.
     
  7. Ish thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But I bet you didn't know we could all watch what you're doing! :D
     
  8. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Why, thank you! I drew it myself for Lau's thread on the London Underground map. :D
     
  9. rdowns Suspended

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    There is an option for "Invisible Mode" in User CP.
     
  10. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    i must admit that its kind of odd how you can see exactly what people are doing on MR at any particular time!!!
     
  11. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Oh that's right! I thought it looked familiar. :)
     
  12. Lau Guest

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    Ah, but tabbed browsing would presumably screw that up. Say I wanted to look at the "Big ladies with their big boobies"* thread, but was embarrassed to be seen doing so, I could Apple+click on that, and then quickly click on "A very sensible guide to using a Mac" as a incredibly clever and devious front, and as I had most recently clicked on the sensible thread it would be displayed.

    *This thread doesn't exist, before you all start searching. <giggles at the idea of looking at "Who's Online" and seeing 900 "Searching Forums"> :p
     
  13. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I love invisible mode so much. :D:D
     
  14. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    what is this mode of invisibility?
     
  15. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    It's kind of like a cloak, but you can turn it on in your CP.
     
  16. eva01 macrumors 601

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    this is a pretty basic function of vBulletin.
     
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    But that doesn't mean someone can't start one. :D
     
  18. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    And it would probably start off with this pic....
     

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  19. Lau Guest

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    Feel free, my dear, feel free....:p
     
  20. mpw Guest

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    :eek:
    *rips cables from wall*
    **takes hammer to PC**
    ***books flight***
    ****starts new life****
     
  21. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Nah... floriflee clearly has much better pictures than me. :eek:
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    vBulletin tracks your every move and records each click, reporting all this data to MacRumors every few seconds, where it is kept in secret files. It also turns on your iSight and snaps photos once in a while, and uploads all of your cookies from other web sites and your browser history.

    I see from the REFERRER_URL values that mpw was just at the web page for the Society to Promote Cruelty to Cute Furry Animals and that Lau was on the registration page for the Flat Earth Society. dynamicv's other tab is on a Bail Bonds page, while Jaffa Cake is at the Jessica Simpson Fan Club.

    Need I go on?

    ;) ;) ;)
     
  23. macpastor macrumors regular

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    I just found myself. That is a handy feature if I ever get confused and wonder where I am.:eek:
     
  24. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yes please.
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Except that every time I look, I'm viewing "Who's Online." It would be nice to see something different. :rolleyes: One of these days I'll be fast enough to catch myself somewhere else.
     

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