Why do so many people hide their profile?

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    May 08, 2011 7:13 AM GMT
    I'm just wondering...because when I'm on my phone I am not auto logged in like my computer, and I go right to the forums and everyone's post is hidden mean they only want realjock members to view their profile.

    Why?
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    May 08, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    Extra layer of privacy. Google indexes the forums and profile pages/pics.
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    May 08, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    Also, because a lot of us are in the closet.

    Also, a big FUCK YOU to google indexing.

    good day, sirs.
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    May 08, 2011 9:29 AM GMT
    hmmm, I see...well I just put mine to private because it seemed like everyone was doing for some sort of safety reason.

    And yes, a lot of guys on realjock ARE in the closet which is why I'm thinking of straight up dropping this profile. If I get 1 more guy tell me they never thought about being with a guy, but yet they are on a gay forum...I'm not here to hold anyone's hand down the aisle of becoming gay. It's confusing enough to deal with out gay people as it is.

    I guess if anything I'll go incognito and just post the forums.

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    May 08, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    Fit4FitnDenver saidhmmm, I see...well I just put mine to private because it seemed like everyone was doing for some sort of safety reason.

    And yes, a lot of guys on realjock ARE in the closet which is why I'm thinking of straight up dropping this profile. If I get 1 more guy tell me they never thought about being with a guy, but yet they are on a gay forum...I'm not here to hold anyone's hand down the aisle of becoming gay. It's confusing enough to deal with out gay people as it is.

    I guess if anything I'll go incognito and just post the forums.



    haha I hear you. Whenever people are like yeah I'm "sorta gay" and I'm like I sorta gotta go lol.
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    May 08, 2011 11:33 AM GMT
    If I wasn't surrounded by thousands of closet cases, I would allow everyone to view; as it is, I'm still getting hit on by...Just last night: Married, Republican, Circuit court Judge.icon_lol.gif
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    May 08, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidIf I wasn't surrounded by thousands of closet cases, I would allow everyone to view; as it is, I'm still getting hit on by...Just last night: Married, Republican, Circuit court Judge.icon_lol.gif


    Sounds kinda hot when you're in the right frame of mind. icon_wink.gif

    Anyway, I keep my RJ profile private because of that pic that appears in every post. I appreciate that feature. I am far from closeted, but am not wild about the idea if anyone and everyone who can use google being able to connect me with my user name or posts.
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    May 08, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    adam228 said
    Fit4FitnDenver saidhmmm, I see...well I just put mine to private because it seemed like everyone was doing for some sort of safety reason.

    And yes, a lot of guys on realjock ARE in the closet which is why I'm thinking of straight up dropping this profile. If I get 1 more guy tell me they never thought about being with a guy, but yet they are on a gay forum...I'm not here to hold anyone's hand down the aisle of becoming gay. It's confusing enough to deal with out gay people as it is.

    I guess if anything I'll go incognito and just post the forums.



    haha I hear you. Whenever people are like yeah I'm "sorta gay" and I'm like I sorta gotta go lol.



    awww...maybe some people just need help! and maybe some people are bi. and maybe not. but i can see that kind of interaction happening and it just made me lol.
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    May 08, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    Why waste so much energy on people you don't want to be around?
    I find it much less stressful to focus on the people I like.

    PS. As for hiding profiles, I'm self-employed and it makes sense to keep this profile hidden to avoid confusion when potential clients google my name and/or email.
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    May 08, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    Fit4FitnDenver saidI'm just wondering...because when I'm on my phone I am not auto logged in like my computer, and I go right to the forums and everyone's post is hidden mean they only want realjock members to view their profile.

    Why?



    Graphic depictions of sex and genitals tend to proliferate on the site in spite of Terms of Use rules. As well, for laughs someone here took people's profiles without their permission and used them on another PUBLIC site to mock RJ.

    Some of the RJ members here are parents of young kids.


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    May 08, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    I think it is really a variety of reasons. Some guys are busy and indisposed for awhile, some might be in a relationship where an RJ presence might disrupt harmony... but they don't want to delete the profile. There may be privacy issues over worry about family or friends (or others) seeing the profile.
    As many reasons as the day is long.
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    May 08, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Thank you for the thread - I did not know my page was open to the interwebs and were it not for this thread I would have had no reason to go to my privacy settings.

    Why isn't the default set to logged-in-RJ-members-only for those of us living in pitchfork-wielding-redneck-horde zip codes?
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    May 08, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    LOL. Google indexes the hell out of this site. But it's really up to the site owners. They have the ability to prevent search engines from crawling this site. But since this site is totally free now, I'm sure they want to rank high in SEO and attract new members and advertising clicks.
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    May 09, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    wait, so if we make our profiles visible only to other rj members that are signed in, are we safe from google indexing?
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    May 09, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    turtlesour saidwait, so if we make our profiles visible only to other rj members that are signed in, are we safe from google indexing?

    Perhaps,, if I take my profile from private to non-private,, theguynextdoor shows up all over google.. with it on private, good luck finding a post or pic.
    Give it a try and see if you can find me...icon_cool.gif


    actually tried this, typed in "theguynextdoor real jock" and the first google result says Real Jock- Happy Birthday to theguynextdoor! Hahahahaha
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    May 09, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    If you hide your profile, it won't get indexed. But if someone quotes you in a forum post, your username/post will get indexed. That's why I choose generic usernames these days. And different usernames on different sites.
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    May 09, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    if you google my handle you would have to go through thousands of results before running into a realjock search result. my profile is 100% public too.
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    May 09, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    I did an experiment. I signed out of RJ and googled up my own handle. If it's just my handle name alone, thousands of other results popped up first, thereby impossible to find me. But if it's my handle name + Real Jock, I appeared on the first page of search.

    Only posts which were quoted by others showed up in the google search though, and there was no link back to my profile or any of my pics.

    This was done under the "Allow only members who are signed in to the RealJock site to view my profile" privacy option.