I don't like the fact...

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by imacintel, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    ...that my username and profile comes up as the first result on google!

    I don't like that my email is just availible to anyone that uses google! I thought you had to be a member to view a profile?


    Anybody uncomfortable with this?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, I don't list my contact details. Why have you?
     
  3. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    It comes up second, and only if you don't put a space. So basically just like your profile name. I don't know what you could do...changing it is an option I guess.
     
  4. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Meh.
     
  5. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Mine comes up as the first result on google as well. However, I've kept my contact info hidden. Your IM screen name is the same as your email name; I can see that being a problem.

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Well, I have one email for forum signups, one email for msn messenger and one email for my personal usage. I suggest that you do the same if you are worried about it.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Well the only people that would know your name are the people here so unless someone contacts you here I don't think that you have anything to worry about.
     
  8. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, it isn't. My AIM is mehkiwi. kiwi_the_iwik is my MSN. So they aren't he same.
     
  9. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    HAHA...doesn't seem like you're THAT worried about it. Throwing around your aim sn soo freely and all. :rolleyes:
     
  10. vniow macrumors G4

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  12. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    My user profile actually comes up first in the actual search results when I google xeem, but it's a segmented page, with the xeem.com/net/org on top, results for an exeem search below that, and finally xeem results.

    I've always wondered what was up with xeem.com, xeem.net, and xeem.org. They aren't available for sale, but they're clearly not doing anything.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He saw a username he liked here and decided to usurp if for himself on MSN. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, or he's using an alias and is going to be banned.

    Either way it's stupid.
     
  16. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Here is where he first mentioned doing it.
     
  17. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was just stating the fact that MacRumors usernames are results on google. I guess it is ironic that I went and stated my AIM/MSN.:( And yes, I did like that kiwi_the_iwik, and my current MSN was horribly stuffed with spam that was horrble, so I got a new one. I liked that name. I did tell my friends I didn't create the name. Lay back on the attacks, please.


    :)
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    No attacking here but it just doesn't seem ethical, thats all.
     
  19. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    If I hadn't stolen my friend's gamertag for my e-mail address, I would totally be attacking imacintel's name theft right now :rolleyes: .
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ok no offense to anyone but is it that hard now to come up with something original.
     
  21. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I took away my details awhile ago since random people were IMing me to do their technical support for free.
     
  22. arn macrumors god

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    Everything posted on a public forum is "public".

    Google indexes these pages just like other sites... in fact, a little better than most sites due to its popularity.

    You just have to be aware that these things are public.

    arn
     
  23. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Get over it buddy. If it bothers you so much, then don't display your contact details. Simple as that.
     
  24. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me about it! I must have had every kid and his stupidity IMing me, asking me dumb questions.

    If one more person asks me how to "install the linux", I shall scream my little pink lips off.

    Aaaaaargh!
     
  25. solvs macrumors 603

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    Out of the top 5 Google results, the first is here. 2nd is MacWorld (used to be MacCentral... I miss MacCentral), 4th is Playlist (part of MacCentr... I mean, MacWorld but uses a different forum, for some stupid reason). The others involve Chemicals for some reason. And my MySpace, but not the girl who's using /solvs. Weird. I have a really high spam filter at that e-mail address, only letting people I know get through, so it's useless if someone else wanted to contact me for anything. Unless you use the PM's, but I never do. My IM's are private, but haven't used those in a while either.

    Not a big deal, just put a different e-mail addy in there. ;)
     

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