Opinion: Profile preferences: "Allow everyone to view my profile" is creepy and allows trolls to proliferate.

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    Aug 09, 2014 9:48 AM GMT
    So in case you haven't ever looked at your profile preferences ( next to the buddy-list tab), there's an interesting option. you can choose to:

    "Allow everyone to view my profile"

    or

    " Allow only members who are signed in to the RealJock site to view my profile" ( the one I have picked)

    Or you can be totally hidden.

    The creepy part is( to me at least) if you pick to let everyone view your profile, then crawler bots ( robot.txt) etc can crawl and harvest ALL of your profile contents. So then all of that info, pictures etc is free for the Troll taking even if said troll isn't a " member". It's like having your Facebook open to the world and having it searched and indexed on Google.

    Only advantage I can see to having this " fully open option" checked; its a requirement for MOTD.

    At least RJ gives the option to not have that happen....so that's good I guess. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 09, 2014 9:52 AM GMT
    I use the " Allow only members who are signed in to the RealJock site to view my profile" option. I'm not interested on being Man of the Day anyway. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 09, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    Some guys don't care. Some guys use this site (and other sites) as another platform to advertise themselves and their business. Some guys just don't know about this setting. Some guys just wanna be famous on the internet.
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    Aug 09, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    There should be a absolute blocking option so that some members cannot see your profile or comments or even posts.
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    Aug 10, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    kevex saidI'm not interested on being Man of the Day anyway. icon_smile.gif

    For you they'd need to make a Moron of the day contest. And Moron of the Week, Moron of the Month, and Moron of the Year. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    kevex saidI'm not interested on being Man of the Day anyway. icon_smile.gif

    For you they'd need to make a Moron of the day contest. And Moron of the Week, Moron of the Month, and Moron of the Year. icon_lol.gif



    Sock Account of The Day for you mister dingleberries. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    My theory is that kevex wants to be accepted and not be seen as the village idiot and he thinks that calling someone a sock makes him look like he's knowledgeable and knows what's what. But calling random people socks just reinforces his idiot status.
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    Aug 10, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
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    Aug 10, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidMy theory is that kevex wants to be accepted and not be seen as the village idiot and he thinks that calling someone a sock makes him look like he's knowledgeable and knows what's what. But calling random people socks just reinforces his idiot status.


    Lets not forget the use of the word 'dingleberries'.. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
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    Aug 10, 2014 7:09 AM GMT
    hairyandym said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidMy theory is that kevex wants to be accepted and not be seen as the village idiot and he thinks that calling someone a sock makes him look like he's knowledgeable and knows what's what. But calling random people socks just reinforces his idiot status.

    Lets not forget the use of the word 'dingleberries'.. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'll take my TMI dingleberries post any day over kevex's cornucopia of willfully stupid posts.
  • buddycat

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    Aug 10, 2014 10:02 AM GMT
    One plus of only allowing Real Jock members from viewing your profile is that if they are registered, they are most likely gay or bi. So if you post something provocative, they probably won't care.
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    Aug 10, 2014 12:51 PM GMT
    Perhaps deleting your profile is an option.