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21 Nov 2008 15:30 #28778

I googled my screen name and nothing came up through the Google search engine but it did come up through the Yahoo search engine. It came up once for my BOM being in the newsletter and once from a comment on the 2009 BOM. I'm OK with the Newsletter but I'm not sure how I feel about anyone being able to read our comments when they were meant for members of TQS :shock:
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21 Nov 2008 12:27 #28768

Wow, there were about 9 pages of my screen name, almost all related to my webshots pages, with a couple of not-me ones in a foreign language. Google is very interesting.

Pat in Rockport, TX
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21 Nov 2008 11:01 #28763

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I'm glad they are checking. I just googled my screenname while logged in to TQS and while not logged on and was shocked to see my picture and profile and comments show up both ways. When I google just my name there was nothing on the first 15 pages anyway. (There were 872,000 enteries so I couldn't look at all of them). I guess at least other people wouldn't know my screen name to check it that way.

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21 Nov 2008 11:01 #28762

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Well, I'll be darned! I'm only one of many QuilterLynns too! And I thought I was original. My blogger pic on an old site I don't contribute to comes up but not my personal blog.

And a comment I made to Sue Garman when I saw her NEW BOM.

Small world, - maybe unsafe for those of us who are too trusting and too open.

Thanks to Bob the Web Guy for looking at it (and Capt. John) and trying to protect us from ourselves!
Lynn
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Thank you for the heads up 21 Nov 2008 10:47 #28757

Web guru Bob is going through our privacy filters right now to see how to fix this problem. I'll keep you updated on the progress.
Livermore, California, USA near San Francisco
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21 Nov 2008 10:19 #28755

I googled my screen name and got one hit which was when my Dinosaur quilt was featured in the newsletter. I clicked on the link that was in the newsletter article and it went to TQS but said the information was private and I needed to login. I made sure I was logged out before I googled. I don't expect the information in the newsletter to be private to the site because it is such a great advertsing tool. I don't have a problem with my picture being attached to my screen name here but I certainingly understand when people don't.

It's just a thought but you can set blogs to be visible to non-members and you can do the same for quilts in the gallery. I wonder if this is when you see the information when you google. I don't have either of these set for non-members to see.
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21 Nov 2008 10:10 #28753

Oh no! I'm not the only montanagramma either! And I found something on the Huffington Post by montanagramma - that's the last place in the world you'd ever find me!!! :?
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21 Nov 2008 10:04 #28752

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A google search for "Margo" yields over 9 million choices, but nothing about me is on the first page. Go figure!


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21 Nov 2008 09:55 #28751

I am not the only Dogquilter either. There is only one comment of mine that I found and it was in the Daily Blog.
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21 Nov 2008 09:18 #28749

I would say unless a site is strickly private...you will find information floating around.
I was not so excited to post pictures of myself and very much personal information on the message board. I think folks were little taken back when I said I wouldn't post a picture of myself. I realize people like to put names to faces. Perhaps I am more of a private person.

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Re: Profiles set to private or are they? 21 Nov 2008 08:11 #28745

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AzBornDesigns wrote:
I did a google search using my tqs "name" which happens to also be the screen name that I use on other sites. My profile on tqs is set as private. I was surprised when up popped links to two quilts that I had posted in the public quilt gallery along with thumbnails of all the quilts I have posted privately.

Also, my profile avatar popped up although my profile is private. I had set my avatar as a picture of self for a more personal response in the forums. After today, it's back to a quilt.

So, my question is exactly what is kept private when posted on tqs?

fyi The links were found on http://www.examiner.com/r-3630768~Count_Your_Blessings__Quilt_No__1011794_.html

I think this is a really good question for the the TQS personel! Please send them a note through the CONTACT link (on the purple bar) and let us know what they tell you!
Thanks!
Margo


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21 Nov 2008 06:12 #28743

I just googled my name and it came up with TQS comments. I never would have thought that could happen. Naive (spelling) I guess.
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21 Nov 2008 06:09 #28742

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Well googling my screen name was interesting. I have learned that mine is not original. Someone on ebay has the same one.
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21 Nov 2008 01:38 #28736

I don't think ANYTHING can be kept private that goes out over the internet. My husband showed me this by googling my name and a comment I'd made on another website with my name was right there for the whole world to see.
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