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Post Info TOPIC: Your anonymity is not automatically protected here. (From John)


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Your anonymity is not automatically protected here. (From John)


Hello folks,

Someone has eluded to the idea that they thought their anonymity was automatically protected here, but this is a public message board.  It can be crawled by google, yahoo, and another search bot that roams around the internet.  

If you are using your full name in your registration, instead of just your last initial you are exposing yourself, it is not Miracles In Progress exposing you to search engines.  If you use your personal email account to validate your registration, instead of set one up specifically for this purpose, to protect your anonymity, you are exposing yourself.  Miracles In Progress is not exposing you or breaking your anonymity, you are any time you post anything in cyberspace with your identity and email attached to it.

There is nothing that can be done about this sort of thing, other than people protecting their own identity by using only first name and last initial, and setting up an email account specifically for this purpose (to verify their message board registration).

The only way to keep the web crawlers off our site or any site at all, and/or our boards would to be to bury them with password protections, which would interfere with the public who is seeking help and support finding it with us.  Not only would it make it impossible for people to find and utilize our site, but it would require that someone be in the back ground screening everyone who attempts to obtain the password, to make sure they are qualified for entrance and even then, they would have to be aware that crawlers are designed by legatimate hackers, they are designed to find what is in cyberspace.  So, even with all the password protection, the site user would still have to use only their first name, last initial, and a email account set up solely for the purpose of verifying registration on any 12 step site.

I wish there was more I could do to ensure our protection as a whole, collectively, but in the end, it comes down to each individual protecting their own anonymity on the internet.

Yours In the Spirit of Recovery,

John



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Ok, thanks. I never assume that I have complete privacy in forums like this. I don't lose much sleep over it.

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Thanks John ...............smile



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Thanks for the heads up John......

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Shoot, I never put anything out into orbit that I don't want everyone in the world to read. HECK, this is the Internet....nothing is confidential. Don t put it I to print if you want it kept a secret.

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For most sites you can request that Google turn off indexing. I'm not sure about the format this forum is in (great site, btw) but it's a fairly universal thing. It would injure your ranking on google, unless handled properly but in most cases doable. Still, good warning and something good to keep in mind with any site registration. :)

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thank you jhon im new to the computor thing I just start suboxone today . i hope this will work because i was usind opiates for a long time i got tired of being tired all trhe time . i knoew better not to stert taking them but once it gets you its hell to get off so i hope anybody out there thinks about taking pain medication be ware it is hell .



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Suboxone can be just as bad if your not very careful! I hope your on the taper down method otherwise it's just changing one addiction for another and Suboxone is much harder to kick than pain pills! If your on the taper down method it works great along with meetings and a sponsor. You need a good support network

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