Posts Tagged ‘outings’

Help:Real name deletion

March 16th, 2009

We already have general policy of no private information on the wiki and a pretty good article deletion policy. We’re looking to implement a more formalized policy regarding the removal (and addition) of real names on the wiki. A copy of our draft of the real name deletion policy is here. We would love people to give us feedback on this policy, either in the comments here or on the talk page of that article. Let us know your feelings, what advice you have, what you would like to see implemented.

Pipl: Knowing more about you than you may realize

January 29th, 2009

TechCrunch ran an article about Pipl, a really cool people finding search engine. I’ve known about it for over a year because we get a half dozen visits a month from them. If you ever wanted to know anything about anyone, don’t go to Google, go to Pipl instead.

That said, some corners of fandom has a lot of privacy issues. If you’re concerned about yours, definitely check it out because you might not be aware of how much you’re leaking out that you didn’t know about. That includes public records that governments have made available. And after you’ve done that, go and make sure your fandom friends know so that we people are made aware so there aren’t any future outings like the one in the Supernatural fandom as a result of people’s ignorance about the Internet and how it works.

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